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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
(120 reviews)
90 / 100

Assam- Jalinga Estate, CTC

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India
Sep. 25th, 2023

Aroma is an earthy scent, with a hint of fruit (peaches, maybe?). The liquor (5 minute steep) is a clear, dark brown, Flavor is classic Assam with a slight maltiness, very smooth. I would say this tea will be good for all day sipping. Subtle flavor.

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75 / 100

Assam - Doomur Dulling tea estate- CTC BPS

Style: Assam – Region: India
Sep. 22nd, 2023

The aroma has a slight fruit scent. The liquor (5 min steep) is a rich dark brown, with a slight maltiness. Solid Assam flavor, with not decreeable after taste. I would purchase again.

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90 / 100

Nahorhabi Estate- Second Flush Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India
Apr. 12th, 2023

Aroma of this tea is sweet, reminds of grapes. The liquor (5 min steep) light, clear honey color. Good Assam flavor, with a slight sweet after taste. Good tea.

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Heather J.
(73 reviews)
98 / 100
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Japanese Black Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Japan
Jan. 1st, 2023

This is a really wonderful tea! It’s not astringent or bitter at all but it’s still thick bodied and flavorful! It’s a black tea but it has notes of green tea flavor! It even has a subtle toasty grain flavor which is suggestive of genmaicha. I love it!

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Alex Zorach
(1448 reviews)
95 / 100
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Colombian Leafy Black Organic Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Colombia
Dec. 30th, 2022

I've tried what I'm pretty sure is this same exact grade of tea from the same garden, but sold by Upton Tea Imports, a while back, and I loved it. I loved it this time too!

The brewed cup has a strong and complex aroma. It has a moderate toastiness to it, with notes of cocoa and strong notes of wintergreen, which I ...

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