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Simpson & Vail


Web: www.svtea.com
Phone (800) 282-8327
Last Updated: Feb. 25, 2018

About Simpson & Vail

Simpson & Vail is a tea and coffee company founded in 1904 by Augustus M. Walbridge, in New York City. In 1929 it was sold to Mr. Simpson and Mr. Lester Vail, who renamed the company to its current name. Until 1962, the company only sold loose tea, but it has since added tea bags and coffee to its offerings. In 1978, Jim and Joan Harron purchased the business.

Simpson & Vail now has a single store in Brookfield, CT. This location features regular tea tasting events.

Simpson & Vail sells a wide range of single-origin teas and blend, including teas that can be difficult to obtain in the United States, including teas from Bolivia (currently unavailable) and Colombia.

Physical Locations

Simpson & VailBrookfield, CT

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JGS1122
(69 reviews)
80 / 100
Picture of Kenya OP Malaika Black Tea

Kenya OP Malaika Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya
Nov. 22nd, 2019

This tea has a mild earthy smell with a hint of chocolate. The liquor is a medium to dark amber color. I get a lingering hint of sweetness, similar to honey. Though I never add anything to my tea, I think lemon would pair very well with this tea. I was unsure about buying this. My previous encounters with African teas ...

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75 / 100
Picture of Java Malabar Plantation Black Tea

Appearance and aroma bring a Keemun to mind. Woodsy liquor with a solid taste, and nice rich amber color. Malty with a pleasant after taste. I think this will be easy to enjoy anytime of day. I was hesitant to buy this because some of the teas I have tried that are grown outside the 'traditional' regions, can have an a...

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70 / 100
Picture of Assam Nokhroy Estate Black Tea (STGSOP1)

It was a bit of challenge to describe the aroma. I finally decided on 'sweet pine'. There is a 'wood' aroma with a definite 'sweet' under tone. The liquor is a deep amber color, malty. I'm not catching any 'peppery' after taste. A decent Assam. Good price for a good tea.

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Alex Zorach
(1408 reviews)
98 / 100
Picture of Organic Sweet Colombian Black Tea (Wiry 2)

Yet another Colombian tea from the Bitaco estate. Thank you Simpson & Vail for the samples! It's been exciting how many of these I've been able to try lately, and I love every one. They are only subtly different, but I am still able to appreciate the differences. This one, as the name suggests, was the sweetest one I'v...

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JGS1122
(69 reviews)
70 / 100
Picture of Assam - Beesakopie Black Tea

The aroma has a slight earthy with hint of chocolate smell. Taste is clean without a strong after taste, slight hint of honey, smooth and mild. Nice amber color. I made it 'strong' with heaping teaspoons and 5 minute steep. This will be easy to drink all day. I never use milk or sugar.

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