If you could put a blanket and a crackling fire and a basket of autumn bounty from the Farmer's Market into a cup you would end up with our newest blend, Persimmon Chai. A yummy, satisfying blend made from Elephant Approved™ Assam and a cornucopia of fall goodness including peaches, butternut squash, apples, pecans, persimmons, oranges, pumpkin seeds, spices, coconut sugar and vanilla. Send it over the moon with a splash of almond or coconut milk!
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Our new tea shop is called Marmalade and is located in the scenic mountain town of Blowing Rock, NC. Filled to the brim with Petali Tea Blends, scrumptious baked goods made fresh daily in house, artisan honeys and marmalades, modern tea ware and tea inspired home accessories and gifts!
We serve steeped tea- hot or iced- to go and have a tantalizing array of add-ins to customize just the way you like it! We offer 150 tea selections. Adorable seating on the patio- stay and sip awhile!
Visit our Marmalade webpage for more info and to see the tea menu.
Several of our Elephant Approved™ blends are named for people that have a meaningful part of our program and what we do at Petali Teas and Elephant Approved™. Now we want to provide you with the chance to be a part of our vital mission! Today we are introducing our new program- Elephant Approved™ "Dedication Blends" - For a donation of at least $100.00 you can have a blend created and named FOR you OR dedicate it to someone special TO you! Your donation will go in full to Elephant Approved™ programs and initiatives to further elephant conservation.
Can you think of a better Valentine's Day gift or tribute for that special person in your life than having a tea named and created just for them? Especially when the LOVE will be shared to benefit amazing keystone species like the Asian Elephants in India!
Will you add your name to a spectacular line-up with Amit, Harry Peachey, Sumen, Lili and Shanti? Create a legacy with meaning in the spirit of love for family, friends, the elephants and the other beneficiary species like tigers, leopards and the sloth bear! Send an email with your interest to email@example.com. Your donation will be designated with a card and of course, a hearty package of your dedicated tea. The tea will be included in our portfolio of Elephant Approved™ teas and 50% of all sales will be donated to the Elephant Approved™ programs.
We are so happy to embrace the day of love (Valentine's Day) as the kick off for our Elephant Approved™ Dedication Blends program so we can share our love of the Asian Elephant, the tea growers and the villages of India. We hope this love will plant a seed in many hearts that will continue to grow throughout the year as we work toward preserving the Asian Elephant populations in India.
This tea blend was made as a tribute to our friend, and elephant expert, Harry Peachey. Harry joined us for tea at the shop a few weeks ago and we had a delightful afternoon of conversation. We talked about many topics, but most importantly, elephant conservation and the situation of Human Elephant Conflict (known at HEC). Harry worked many years as an elephant handler for the world renowned Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio. To hear his insights on elephant behavior was fascinating and we could see his obvious love and dedication to the iconic animals in every expression that crossed his face during our discussions. I hope to have more opportunities to have tea with Harry and Joy as I sense there are many more endearing stories he could share as well as pertinent information that we all need to learn and act upon.
Harry Peachey tea blend is our very first Elephant Approved™ blend. We have used green tea from a very special tea garden near an elephant corridor in India, north of Assam. We have joined this special green with white tea, Sechung oolong, peach pieces, rare peach blossoms and natural peach flavorings.
All profits from the sales of this blend will be donated to Elephant Approved™ programs to further elephant conservation efforts and elephant friendly tea production.
You can purchase this tea HERE