The secret to the exquisite taste and fragrance of our teas is our use of 100% fresh natural herbs. Unlike most other companies today, we use absolutely nothing but freshly dried loose-leaf herbs with no fillers, additives, extracts, flavorings, or preservatives. We insist upon the highest quality ingredients and each of our teas is masterfully blended according to the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. In the past we have worked with many local farmers, borrowing space and assisting in the growing and processing of many of our own ingredients. We have recently purchased a farm in Hanover County in order to be able to grow more of our own herbs. Our teas are an artisan product, handmade in small batches. The result is a truly unique tea which is redefining the standard for fine tea. We pay great attention to quality and detail from the formulation of a tea to its packaging.
Sourcing the purest and freshest herbs possible is crucial. The best ingredients are produced by nature. Our herbs are harvested when their flavor is most pronounced. We process them carefully in small batches ensuring that they are dried to perfection to preserve their flavor and aroma. Then the herbs must be processed to the perfect size. This work is done mainly by hand with mortar and pestle, which admittedly requires much more effort, but which lends the finished product unsurpassed taste and fragrance. When pounding herbs in a mortar and pestle, they are crushed as well as broken into pieces. Fragrant oils come out through this process which otherwise can be difficult to transfer to an infusion. Our elegant but simple packaging is designed to preserve the freshness of our herbs for years and to honor nature which has provided the many herbs we use by causing minimal waste. Love, care, and attention is poured into each of our teas from the conceptualization to the formulation to the processing of ingredients, blending, and packaging. The result is a truly refined product which is raising the bar for herbal teas.