Literary Tea Collection
Delicious Literary Teas inspired by favorite authors!
Simpson & Vail's Literary Tea Line is a collection of blends that were created with a specific author in mind. The teas vary from a black tea blend to a flavored herbal blend and each is inspired by the authors' works and lives. This collection of teas aims to complement any library or literary-minded person. At Wild Knits we are excited to share these blends with you and we hope you'll enjoy drinking them as much as we have! Each flavor comes in a decorative 4oz tin. See details for individual descriptions.
Maya Angelou's Black Tea Blend
The brewed cup is a delicately balanced blend with a reddish amber color and a fruity, heady, sassy taste. The combination of pineapple, vanilla and orange dance playfully on the tongue. The addition of cloves brings a new depth to this taste, while the hibiscus adds to the fruity flavor and adds a reddish tinge to the amber cup. There is a mild astringency and a lingering fruit/spice taste on the tongue.
Edgar Allan Poe's Black Tea Blend
Immerse yourself in the terrors of Edgar Allan Poe’s writings as you sip this smoky blend with an earthy hint and a deep blood red color that recalls his darkest tales of intrigue and the macabre.
Bronte Sisters' Black Tea Blend
This delectable blend combines flavors from the family orchards where the Bronte sisters relaxed and wrote. Pear and apple provide the flavor base that supports the stronger gooseberry tones.
Frederick Douglass' Black Tea Blend
Frederick Douglass played a vital role in shaping American history and we still benefit today from his beliefs on equality and inclusiveness. To commemorate this eloquent and powerful man, we blended together teas from different countries that perfectly co-exist to create a taste that is strong and bold.
James Joyce's Black Tea Blend
Travel to Dublin with a cup of our Ireland-inspired James Joyce blend. This delightfully bold blend of teas brews to a golden cup with a malty flavor and a slightly fruity aftertaste.
Mary Shelley's Green Tea Blend
This heavenly blend brews up to a golden color with a sweet fruit taste and an undertone of chocolate that will elevate your taste buds. Inspired by Shelley's eloquent words in Frankenstein, "I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven…".
Henry David Thoreau's Herbal Tisane Blend
Imagine sitting at Walden Pond enjoying a quiet, peaceful moment with a cup of this caffeine free tea. The vibrant herbal blend has a fresh garden aroma that brews to a delightful red color. The cup imparts a mint and rose floral aroma and a taste that is slightly tart with earthy undertones and notes of rose and oats.
Edith Wharton's Black Tea Blend
Our Edith Wharton blend pays homage to her descriptions of the undercurrents rippling through fashionable society. We have combined a refined, high-grown Darjeeling black tea with a little passionfruit and citrus flavor, a dash of spice and lovely flower petals to create a taste that is smooth and elegant. Perfect for an afternoon tête-à-tête.