two people holding a tea bag of Piper and Leaf Seasonal Black Tea Velvet Bliss

Stories Behind the Blend: Velvet Bliss

February, the month renowned for its delightful pairing of chocolate and strawberries, truly embodies the essence of indulgence. Can you think of a more perfect combination? Indeed, it's a match made in heaven! 

As for believing in happy accidents, well, let me share a tale from the history of Piper and Leaf. Velvet Bliss was a serendipitous mishap that led to the creation of our beloved seasonal masterpiece. It all began amidst the hustle and bustle of blending a batch of Lemon Berry Blush. Through some mysterious twist of fate (or perhaps a playful sprinkle of fate's whimsy), a bit of cacao found its way into the mix – don't ask us how! In those early days of our business, even the smallest deviation felt monumental. Yet, undeterred, MaryClaire and Caleb embarked on a tasting adventure, hoping to salvage our inadvertent concoction. 

a picture of Piper and Leaf Seasonal black tea blend ingredients chocolate and strawberry

To our astonishment, the accidental fusion showed remarkable potential! Granted, it needed a fair bit of refinement and a dash of experimentation. That first batch, though modest in size, had a charm all its own. Despite its quirks, it captured the hearts (and taste buds) of our patrons. Encouraged by their enthusiasm, we embarked on a journey of transformation, diligently refining and augmenting the blend. 

Health Benefits of Your Favorite Treat

Ever had a moment where you took a bite of something so deliciously indulgent that you couldn't help but wonder, "Is this real life, or just a tasty dream?" Well, hold onto your taste buds, because we're about to embark on a journey through the tantalizing world of guilt-free treats, starring none other than the dynamic duo of chocolate-covered strawberries and cacao nibs!

Picture this: a match made in taste bud heaven, where the rich allure of cacao nibs meets the juicy sweetness of strawberries. It's a love story more epic than any rom-com, guaranteed to leave you swooning with every bite!


But enough about the romance—let's get down to the nitty-gritty of why indulging in these delectable delights is not only enjoyable but downright beneficial for your health.


First up, cacao nibs.

These little powerhouses of flavor aren't just your average snack—they're like the Avengers of the food world, swooping in to save the day with their arsenal of health-boosting properties. From antioxidants that fend off free radicals to mood-enhancing compounds that leave you grinning from ear to ear, cacao nibs are the ultimate superheroes of snacking.

And as for strawberries?

Well, let's just say they're the fairy godmothers of fruit, sprinkling their magical blend of vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber wherever they go. Need a boost to your immune system? Strawberries have got you covered. Looking to keep inflammation at bay? Say no more—strawberries are on the case.

But perhaps the best part of all?

The sheer versatility of these delightful treats. Whether you're tossing them into a smoothie, sprinkling them over your morning yogurt, or simply enjoying them straight from the carton, strawberries, and cacao nibs are the ultimate culinary chameleons, ready to elevate any dish to new heights of deliciousness.

a family eating strawberries and drinking Piper and Leaf seasonal tea with chocolate and strawberry Velvet Bliss

So dive into that bowl of chocolate-covered strawberries with reckless abandon. Snack on those cacao nibs like there's no tomorrow. With all the health benefits packed into these scrumptious treats, you'll never have to feel guilty about indulging again. In the end, it's simple: when it comes to satisfying your cravings and nourishing your body, chocolate-covered strawberries, and cacao nibs are a match made in snacking heaven.

But wait, there's more! Combine these two nutritional powerhouses with a sip of Velvet Bliss, our delightful concoction born from a happy accident and refined to perfection. It's like the cherry on top of an already amazing dessert—a guilt-free indulgence that'll leave you feeling like royalty.

So go ahead, dive into that bowl of chocolate-dipped strawberries with reckless abandon. With all the goodness packed into this delectable treat, you'll never have to second-guess your snacking choices again. And hey, why not pair it with a cup of Velvet Bliss for the ultimate experience in taste bud euphoria? Trust us, your body will thank you for it!

Tea and Gratitude

Each year, as Velvet Bliss graces our collection anew, we fondly recall its humble beginnings. Reflecting on that fortuitous accident, we're filled with gratitude for embracing the unexpected and turning a misstep into a masterpiece.
two iced Piper and Leaf Specialty drinks made with Seasonal Black tea Velvet Bliss

After all, in the world of tea blending, sometimes the most delightful flavors emerge from the unlikeliest of combinations. So, here's to happy accidents, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and the enduring spirit of creativity! 

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Piper and Leaf Hand made pottery mug for drink hot Piper and Leaf seasonal black tea Velvet Bliss

Searching for the perfect Valentine's treat for your favorite 'Hot-Tea'?

Look no further, we've got you covered!

Grab a mug, snag a tea ball, pick out your most cherished blend (or two), and steep up a storm of love and tea just for your special someone!

 

Piper and Leaf variety box perfect to share with a galentine

 

 

 

More of a Galentine's Gal?

No worries at all!

Gather up your favorite gals, grab a flight, and some finger foods, and you are all set for a super sweet Galentine's tea party!

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