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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.

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Simpson & VailBrookfield, CT

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JGS1122
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75 / 100
Picture of Imperial Yunnan China Black Tea

Very pleasant 'mild' Yunnan. Attractive amber liquor, mild aroma, good taste.

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Alex Zorach
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84 / 100
Picture of Nepal Guranse Estate Organic Oolong Tea

A good tea that resembled Darjeeling first flush teas and probably would have convinced me it was a "black" tea if it had not been labeled as an oolong. It's more like a Himalayan black tea that had something different or unusual about it. Not what I expected; it was nothing like Chinese oolongs, nor like Darjeeling oo...

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91 / 100
Picture of Assam Nokhroy Estate Black Tea (STGSOP1)

This was a wonderfully smooth-flavored Assam, yet with good strength and complexity, and a great price. Thank you to Simpson & Vail for this sample!

Dry leaf, which is fine, curly, and has a moderate amount of golden tip, has an interesting aroma, initially there's a slight burned quality, suggestive of candle wax, ...

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76 / 100
Picture of China Special Snow Dragon Green Tea

A pleasant green tea with a smooth, mild flavor that tasted a lot better when brewed more strongly. Easy to drink and I'd imagine this would appeal to a broad audience, with perhaps an exception for people who think green tea is bland or weak, because this was on the milder side.

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99 / 100
Picture of China Cangyuan Yunnan Organic Black Tea

This was an exceptional tea and one of my favorite that I've sampled in a very long time. It was somewhat like other Yunnan teas but had unique lemony notes. Thank you to Simpson & Vail for the sample! I'm excited because this one sparked me adding a new sub-region to RateTea, it's the first tea we've listed from Cang...

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