Calm Tea

Founded in Brooklyn by Dr Maria Geyman ND, Masha Tea crafts healing, restorative brews that don’t compromise on flavor. For this calming tea, a combination of organic chrysanthemum, chamomile and lemon balm soothes while imparting lightly floral and earthy notes.

Makaibari Tea Estate

A place where one of the world's most expensive teas, Silver Tips Imperial, is plucked under the full moon

by Kelly Phillips Badal At Makaibari Tea Estate in West Bengal, India, the fourth generational owner Swaraj “Rajah” Banerjee instructs, “Sip, swish, inhale sharply, then spit,” proving tea tastings are undertaken with the same solemnity and ceremony as sampling fine wine. Not only is the act similar, but in some cases, the prices are comparable too, with one particular custom brew—Silver Tips Imperial, the plantation’s …

LithaFlora Tea

The Cape Town company is providing the rare option of a local African herbal tea

Selling out their stock of herbal teas and cleansing bars shortly after launching a few weeks back at Design Indaba 2014, Cape Town-based LithaFlora is a new company using medicinal African herbs, sustainably sourced from four small farm holders within the Cape Floral Kingdom. The tea blends, which include indigenous ingredients one rarely finds in stateside grocery stores, were created with wellness in mind; from …