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Top Teas: Fall 2018

Top 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.

To celebrate the official beginning of the best season to drink tea while sitting on the couch wrapped in a blanket, we’re posting our top teas from fall 2018 as voted by our members. From loose leaf tea to bagged tea, from spicy to fruity, our top teas, much like our monthly personalized tea subscription box, have something for every taste.

PARIS Sips by HARNEY &SONS

Paris Tea

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Paris is a fruity black tea with vanilla and caramel flavors, and a hint of lemony Bergamot. We love this tea on its own or with a spot of milk (or your favorite milk substitute).

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 Paris and access special offers from Harney & Sons here. 

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.

PEACH GINGER TWIST Sips by HARNEY & SONS

PEACH GINGER TWIST

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This blend combines the irresistible flavors of fresh peaches with the zing of ginger, which complement each other well. Enjoy it hot or iced!

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 Peach Ginger Twist and access special offers from Harney & Sons here. 

NEPALI BREAKFAST Sips by NEPAL TEA

Nepali Breakfast  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Start the day the Nepalese way with this unique Masala Chiyah, featuring a delicious homemade masala chai mix. Brew with milk and/or sugar for enhanced taste.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Nepal Tea brings the finest organic and high mountain teas from the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjangha, which is the third highest mountain in the world. They take responsibility for the entire supply chain – from production to packaging and distribution – and eliminate the middlemen who provide sub-par values to poor farmers in Nepal and increase costs for consumers. They not only empower their farmers economically by providing them better revenues, but also uplift them socially by providing free housing and free education to their children and distributing cows for additional income.

Nepal Tea LLC not only provides high quality, delicious teas to tea drinkers around the world, but is also committed to improving the living standards of villagers in Nepal. They provide a range of support and benefits for the farmers and their families, keeping them out of poverty, and help in various areas, from sanitation and medical facilities, to housing and education.

Learn more about Nepali Breakfast and access special offers from Nepal Tea here.

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT Sips by Oh, You TEAse

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

The finest green tea leaves are whisked with antioxidant-rich pomegranate pieces and soothing rose petals with an essence of hibiscus to create a remarkable blend. Great hot or cold.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Oh you, TEAse founder AnnaRose had always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Being the daughter of a pizzeria-restaurant owner and growing up in a commercial kitchen, she knew she wanted to open up her own business one day. As a tea lover, she started crafting her own artisan tea blends by hand in small batches. On her 30th birthday, AnnaRose turned her dream into a reality and decided to officially launch Oh You, TEAse.

From her delicious hand-blended teas with their fun, clever names, to the adorable packaging, we can tell that AnnaRose is passionate about spreading happiness and health through a cup of tea.

Learn more about He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not and access special offers from Oh, You TEAse here. 

GREEN PASSIONFRUIT Sips by DAVIDsTEA

Green Passionfruit  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Calling all passionfruit lovers! This juicy, energizing green tea is a delicious way to get your fix. Try it as a refreshingly fruity iced tea or infused into your next martini. It's especially thirst-quenching after a hard workout.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

DAVIDsTEA opened their first store in 2008 in Toronto, Canada, with a mission to provide great tea, friendly stores, and above-and-beyond customer service. Today they have over 240 stores across Canada and the United States, providing over 150 types of teas, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the globe.

DAVIDsTEA has something to satisfy every palate and every craving, whether you're looking for a sweet treat or something more traditional. They also will help you make your best cup of tea possible, providing a line of innovative tea accessories designed in-house, from spoons and infusers to tea sets and travel mugs.

Learn more about Green Passionfruit and access special offers from DAVIDsTEA 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. 

ASHEVILLE GREY Sips by ASHEVILLE TEA CO

Asheville Grey  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Asheville Tea Co collaborates with small farms in Western North Carolina to source fresh organic botanicals and herbs. This Earl Grey blend features locally grown Calendula flowers.

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 Asheville Grey and access special offers from ASheville Tea Co here.

ORIGINAL CHAI Sips by CHICO CHAI

Original Chai

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This spicy aromatic tea is blended by hand in small batches in Chico, California. It can be steeped in hot water for a mild spiced tea, or simmered on the stovetop for a stronger brew. Serve with or without milk and sweetener.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Chico Chai began in spring of 2004, when owner Sarah Adams saw a need for fresh, handmade chai in her hometown of Chico, California. She had enjoyed brewing chai at home for years, and thought other people might too! To this day, Chico Chai is blended by hand in small batches, combining fresh, organic spices and organic fair trade black tea. In addition to their Original Chai, you can also find delectable chocolate, turmeric, rooibos, and yerba mate chai blends.

We love the freshness and burst of flavor that we get from each of Chico Chai's blends. You can tell that this is a truly artisan product! Chico Chai strives for sustainability by reusing, recycling, and composting - they're also very active in their community and you can often find them serving up chai goodness at local events and markets.

Learn more about Original Chai and access special offers from Chico Chai here. 

JASMINE GOLD Sips by ASHEVILLE TEA CO

Jasmine Gold  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This blend takes classic jasmine-scented green tea and adds real jasmine flowers and locally-grown chrysanthemum flowers. It's a floral delight to uplift your spirits any time of day.

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 Jasmine Gold and access special offers from Asheville Tea Co here.

 

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