Our delicious herbal, black and green teas make excellent gifts and are handsomely packaged in tall tin canisters with tight-fitting lids and colorful original photography of Vineyard scenes. Our blends are ORIGINAL FORMULAS by herbalist and author Holly Bellebuono who has been crafting herbs into tasty and healthy blends for two decades. Each packed tin of loose-leaf herbs brews 35-40 delicious cups of tea. Our teas contain NO added flavorings, natural or synthetic. NEW: Menemsha Mint and Edgartown English Breakfast are now BAGGED!!!
(Please forgive us for being out-of-stock on a number of our teas; we had an amazingly busy holiday season--our best yet-- and unexpectedly sold-out of many of our products. In the coming weeks we will be making new batches of our loose-leaf teas, so if there is one or more that you are interested in but we are sold-out, please check back in the coming weeks, or send us an email to let us know you're waiting on a particular tea, and we will do our best to make a new batch quickly! Thank you.)
For our HERBAL tisanes, brew 1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water 5-8 minutes for a light brew, 8-12 minutes for a richer brew. Our blends Wise Woman Tea and Up-Island Herbal can be steeped overnight for a strong, mineral-rich beverage.
For our Moroccan GREEN Tea, steep EXACTLY 3 minutes to avoid excessive bitterness. Use a timer!
For our BLACK TEA, steep our black teas (Chai, English Breakfast and Earl Grey) 5-8 minutes or until desired richness and strength is reached, keeping in mind that the longer they steep the more they will develop their characteristic bitter flavors.
How We Source Our Herbs
Holly Bellebuono practices the ancient skill of wild-crafting, whereby she locates wild plants, identifies them, harvests the medicinal part, and prepares them in formulas. She also grows a few herbs organically, and she barters with local gardeners for what she doesn't grow or wild-craft. Roughly 85-90% of the herbs in Vineyard Herbs tinctures, syrups, vinegars, spritzers, and salves are grown or harvested by Holly. We also purchase dried herbs from reputable sources for our teas, for the simple reason that we do not operate a drying facility. Our teas are very high quality, often certified organic, and the blends are formulated from scratch by Holly and hand-blended in small batches.