All-Natural Premium Whole Leaf Tea With Delicate Flavors

Rainbow Valley Tea Farm in Thompson River Estates, British Columbia, Canada cultivates naturally grown herbs and teas of different varieties. Our Whole leaf Teas are personally handpicked, processed and packed by specially trained Artisans to guarantee quality.

Tea Varieties

  • Chocolate Mint ~ (Mentha X piperita f. citrata) - This is a variety of mint that has nuances of chocolate in both fragrance and flavour. It is NOT an artificially flavoured mint. When grown in sufficient sunlight the lush green leaves develop burgundy veins to match the chocolate-colored stems. It is a delightful After Dinner Dessert Tea, which will really impress your dinner guests. It is rich in Vitamins A and C with trace amounts of manganese. The leaves can be used to add to pie pastries for a chocolate mint crunch, or the infused Tea used to flavor mousse and custards. Chocolate Mint Latte's are absolutely delicious when made with Almond Milk. 
  • Bergamot Mint ~ (Mentha Citrata) - This variety of mint tea has  a flavor that tastes like a combination of citrus and lavender and has been traditionally used to treat nausea, stomach aches, parasites, headaches, fevers and nerves. According to research, the leaves have antiseptic, carminative and analgesic properties. A great tea to drink before bed. Please note: Not to be used if pregnant as this could lead to miscarriage.
  • Wild Mint ~ (Mentha canadensis) - This variety of mint is indigenous to North America. It has a delicate flavor and the Tea is often used as a herbal remedy to treat colds, fevers, sore throats, gas, colic and indigestion. This is a good companion plant for growing near brassicas and tomatoes, helping to deter insect pests. First Nations people use mint tea to remedy bad breath or toothache or to cure hiccups. It can also be used to make Mint jelly. 
  • Peppermint ~ (Mentha x piperita) - This variety has a higher menthol content and is great to drink as a tea for colds and flu. It has shown health benefits for irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, skin conditions, and headaches. It is used to add flavour to foods, soaps, toothpastes, and is great for infused baking.
  • Lemon Balm ~ (Melissa officinalis) - This variety of mint makes a great calming tea that raises the spirits and comforts the heart. Taken regularly, it is believed to encourage longevity. New research shows that it helps significantly in the treatment of cold sores. The Polyphenols contained in this plant are antiviral and combat the herpes simplex virus which produces cold sores. Used fresh or ground up it's great sprinkled on as a garnish with crushed garlic and cooked with salmon or rainbow trout.

The Unique Growing Process

Our whole leaves with blooms are harvested from the last crop of the season which is at the end of October. This allows the bees to collect enough food for the winter so they will survive until spring. Leaving the blooms on allows you the opportunity to taste the nectar and medicinal benefits of each plant.