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Top Rated Herbal Teas: Fall 2018

Top Herbal Teas Fall 2018

 

Sips by is shaking up how U.S. tea drinkers discover their new favorite teas and tea brands. Each month, Sips by delights both new and experienced tea lovers with a personalized tea subscription box. Members receive, taste, and rate personalized tea selections sourced from top tea brands around the world. In 2018, Sips by received more than 75,000 ratings from over 20,000 tea lovers.

Our members rated the top herbal teas from the best tea brands. From loose leaf tea to bagged tea and in all kinds of cozy fall flavors, here are the top rated herbal teas of fall 2018. Find your new favorite tea.

HAPPY Sips by teapigs

happy  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

We all need our spirits lifted every once in a while. If you're feeling a little down, then sip on a cup of this uplifting organic blend that includes turmeric, apple and lemon balm. The active ingredient, lemon balm, is great for lifting your mood and reducing anxiety.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Nick and Louise started teapigs in November 2006 with one mission – to get people drinking real tea again. They met while working for a really big tea company, where they learned all about tea and drank lots of it. The more they learned, and the more they drank, the more they came to realize something: that there's a whole world of quality teas out there that simply aren't getting the attention they deserve. And so teapigs was born.

teapigs, hailing from the UK, has a "no air, no graces, just fine tea" approach. They have a "mix and match," where you can combine two of your preferred teas at a discount, and "piglets" which let you sample their variety of flavors.

Learn more about Happy and access special offers from teapigs here.

MINT VERBENA Sips by HARNEY & SONS

Mint Verbena

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This invigorating herbal tea with a clean, crisp taste is great for calming a temperamental stomach or cooling down on a hot summer afternoon or evening.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Harney & Sons was founded on a commitment to deliver customers the finest quality tea possible. This promise, made over 30 years ago, serves as the company's guiding principle. Founder John Harney's sons carry on the tradition. Today, Harney & Sons Tea remains family owned and managed, with three generations of Harneys preserving John's tradition of fine tea and traveling the world in search of the finest ingredients.

Harney & Sons Fine Teas is a staple in the tea industry and has a wide variety of modern flavored blends, as well as timeless classics, to choose from.

Learn more about Mint Verbena and access special offers from Harney & Sonse here. 

 

FAERIE GARDEN Sips by DRYAD TEA

FAERIE GARDEN

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Mint, lavender, and cinnamon all blend to create a tea that is delicious to the nose as well as the mouth. A tummy-calmer for upset stomachs and a before-bedtime soother.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Dryad Tea was created in February 2012 by Rubiee, a tea aficionado with a love for music. She handcrafts unique blends inspired by music, mythology, works of literary art, and general geekery. You’ll find blends inspired by music from artists such as SJ Tucker and authors including Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, with more to come soon.

We love all the unique and delicious blends that Dryad Tea offers - all with fun names and stories behind them! They also sell tea accessories, and Rubiee has created a beautiful line of ceramic art to pair with Dryad’s blends.

Learn more about Faerie Garden and access special offers from Dryad Tea here. 

CHAMOMILE LAVENDER Sips by ASHEVILLE TEA CO

Chamomile Lavender

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This lovely blend is crafted with fresh ingredients sourced from local farms. It's not only calming and stress-relieving, but also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Asheville Tea Company was founded in 2016 by Jessie Dean, featuring craft teas blended with locally sourced ingredients. After experiencing tea in different parts of the world while traveling with her British-born husband, Jessie wanted to bring "everyday tea culture" to Western North Carolina. Noticing the lack of local tea in a town with a thriving craft beverage and farm-to-table scene, she set out to fill that gap and bring local tea to Asheville, partnering with local farmers to source organic ingredients that she uses in her handcrafted blends.

While most tea companies use ingredients from all different parts of the world, Asheville Tea Co is spearheading the farm-to-teacup movement by cultivating partnerships with farmers in their own hometown. This not only benefits the local economy and environment, but also the healthfulness, freshness, and taste of the teas themselves.

Learn more about Chamomile Lavender and access special offers from Asheville Tea Co here. 

YELLOW AND BLUE Sips by HARNEY & SONS

Yellow and Blue

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This mixture of three flowers was envisioned about 15 years ago. Originally designed to be a great-tasting, smooth herbal, it was also discovered to have calming properties.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Harney & Sons was founded on a commitment to deliver customers the finest quality tea possible. This promise, made over 30 years ago, serves as the company's guiding principle. Founder John Harney's sons carry on the tradition. Today, Harney & Sons Tea remains family owned and managed, with three generations of Harneys preserving John's tradition of fine tea and traveling the world in search of the finest ingredients.

Harney & Sons Fine Teas is a staple in the tea industry and has a wide variety of modern flavored blends, as well as timeless classics, to choose from.

Learn more about Yellow and Blue and access special offers from Harney & Sons here. 

SYSTEM RE-BUDDHA Sips by FAVA TEA

System Re-Buddha  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Feeling sluggish? Does your immune or digestive system need a reboot? This is the blend for you. It's comfort in a cup that will help you get back to center.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Fava Tea Company is a family-owned loose tea specialty retail store offering over 350 rare, classic and unique teas. It was founded in 2007 by Bryan and Melissa Stafford in Appleton, Wisconsin, and they now have three locations throughout Wisconsin. In addition to hundreds of varieties of tea, Fava Tea also provides brewing accessories, education and tips for customers who may not be familiar with the loose leaf tea process.

Fava Tea provides an exciting, delicious and educational tea experience for their customers. Many of their teas are handcrafted in small batches, ensuring the freshest cup each time, and they are always coming out with unique and beautiful blends.

Learn more about System Re-Buddha and access special offers from Fava Tea here.

THREE MINT Sips by PUKKA

Three Mint  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Three types of mint–spearmint, field mint, and peppermint–create a sweet, vibrant, crisp flavor. This caffeine-free tea is great after a meal or to cool off on a hot day.

Field Mint: comes from organic farms in the Uttar Pradesh–about 7 hours' drive east of Delhi, an area famous for mint-growing. Field mint is even mintier than peppermint, and brings peak intensity to Three Mint tea.

Peppermint: a hybrid between watermint and spearmint. Peppermint has vivid, aromatic green leaves, with an invigorating aroma and high menthol content, making it very cooling and refreshing. It's also great for digestion and stomach issues.

Spearmint: originates from Northern Africa and the Mediterranean and was first introduced to Britain by the Romans.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Pukka creates delicious organic herbal teas that help you on your journey to a healthier and happier life. ‘Pukka’ means authentic and it’s at the heart of everything they do. Created by co-founder and master herbsmith Sebastian Pole, Pukka only uses the finest grade organic herbs sustainably sourced and fairly traded. Their passion to connect people, plants, and planet starts with a cup of delicious herbal tea. Pukka loves when people all over the world to tune in to the power of plants and discover more about themselves.

Pukka is a UK founded brand with a culture that feels right to us. We love their focus on fine ingredients to bring its customers quality herbal teas.

Learn more about Three Mint and Pukka here.

CALM Sips by teapigs

Calm  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Deep breathing, mindfulness, yoga - all great options for calming us down. But if time's not on your side, this tea is a great shortcut to that feeling of calm.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Nick and Louise started teapigs in November 2006 with one mission – to get people drinking real tea again. They met while working for a really big tea company, where they learned all about tea and drank lots of it. The more they learned, and the more they drank, the more they came to realize something: that there's a whole world of quality teas out there that simply aren't getting the attention they deserve. And so teapigs was born.

teapigs, hailing from the UK, has a "no air, no graces, just fine tea" approach. They have a "mix and match," where you can combine two of your preferred teas at a discount, and "piglets" which let you sample their variety of flavors.

Learn more about Calm and access special offers from teapigs here.

ROOBIOS SPICED CHAI Sips by DAVIDSON'S ORGANIC TEAS

Rooibos Spiced Chai

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This rooibos chai has just the right hint of sweetness and spices. Delicious on its own or with milk and sweetener. Rooibos is known for its numerous health benefits and calming effects.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Based in Reno, Nevada for over 40 years, Davidson's Organic Teas is a third-generation, farm-to-cup tea company that prides itself on offering healthful, organic, high quality teas, herbs and spices. The family-owned company operates nearly a dozen bio-dynamic, organic tea gardens in Darjeeling, India. That means that Davidson's grows, imports, blends, and packages their own tea.

With over 40 years of experience, Davidson's has worked tirelessly to develop tea blends that are true reflections of the flavor profiles for which each blend is named. Davidson's believes that organic farming works in harmony with nature, and they are committed to promoting the health and safety of their small farmers, in conjunction with preserving the rich environmental diversity in the regions where their tea is grown.

Learn more about Rooibos Spiced Chai and access special offers from Davidson's Organic Teas here. 

ORGANIC RELIEVE STRESS Sips by FULL LEAF TEA CO

Organic Relieve Stress

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This soothing blend consists of antioxidant-rich South African rooibos and herbs that help relieve mental and physical stress. Perfect for helping you relax and unwind after a long day.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Based out of Southern Oregon, Full Leaf Tea Company was created by husband and wife team Matt and Lisa, and offers a wide variety of loose leaf teas, matcha, and accessories. Their teas are created by in-house tea artisans and blenders, giving their customers an array of products that can't be found anywhere else.

We love the attention and detail that the Full Leaf Tea Co team puts into each and every order - their teas are hand-blended and packaged, and their brand truly revolves around their customers. We also love the variety of tea you can find, including unique wellness teas designed for certain health functions.

Learn more about Organic Relieve Stress and access special offers from Full Leaf Tea Co here. 

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