Tea is a miraculous medicine for the maintenance of health. Tea has an extraordinary power to prolong life. Anywhere a person cultivates tea, long life will follow.
Eisai, Kitcha Yojoki (1211)

Take a trip around the world and fill your mind with delights for the body and soul. Vianne’s teas take you there with pure tea!

ICED or HOT

Enjoy tea the European way – by the pot! A large pot is 24 oz. (4-5 cups of tea) and not too much for one person to enjoy. A small or individual pot is approximately 19 oz. (3-4 cups of tea) and recommended for most individuals.

Note: Rare teas may be priced differently and will otherwise be noted!

In House at Vianne’s Tea to take Home
Large Pot $6.99
Small tin – 2 oz. $6.99
Small Pot $3.99
Large Tin – 4oz. $11.99
Tea Tasting $4.99 (3 teas your choice)
Taster Tins – 1oz. $3.99
– Premium Tea Tasting add $1.99
– Available by Bag less $1.00

For steeping the perfect cup of tea – Use one teaspoon of tea per every 8 oz. of water and add one for the pot! Steeping times:

White tea: 1-2 minutes, in water at first boil (160 degrees F.), not a rolling boil which will force the leaves to give up their essence with high temperatures ending up with a bitter brew; or let water stand a moment until it stops bubbling.
Green tea: 3 – 4 minutes, same boil method as white teas.
Oolongs: 4 – 5 minutes, water at second boil (180-195 degrees), bubbles rising, on the verge of erupting
Black, Red, Herbal & Fruit Blend teas: 5-6 minutes, water at full rollicking boil.

White Tea
White teas are named for the silvery white down that is on the small young leaves when they are plucked not for the cup color.
White tea has the least amount of processing and contains the most antioxidants.

SOWMEE
A white tea, slightly sundried after special hand rolling. Its pleasant, toasty character is full flavored, from India.

SWEET OSMANTHUS
Made of fragrant whole leaves, and superior Osmanthus blossoms with golden flowers and grayish, white, green leaves. Light to medium bodied with a deep golden liquor color and a mild fruity taste. From the Guangxi region in China. Limited to global availability.
Premium tea – $4.50 small pot; 7.50 large

PAI MU TAN
Rare and soothing with subtle aroma and taste. Pure white Pai Mu Tan. Made from small buds picked in early spring, before the buds have opened they look like small white blossoms with tiny leaves which is why this tea gets its’ name meaning “White Peony”.
Premium tea – $5.95 small pot; $8.50 large pot

In 2737 B.C.., when strong breezes accidentally blew tea leaves into skilled scientist and Emperor Shen-Nung’s pot of boiling water, tea was born! The Chinese claim that it takes more than a lifetime to sample and discover all the tea from the country’s tea gardens.

WHITE AND GREEN TEA

WHITE PEARL OF FUJIAN
A highly appreciated apricot jasmine taste with China Pai Mu Tan white tea, China fog green tea, Sencha, Lung Ching, Gunpowder, jasmine, jasmine jade pearls, rose blossom leaves, sour cherry bits, jasmine blossoms, orange blossoms and sunflower blossoms.
Premium tea – $4.50 small pot; 7.50 large

HIMALAYA
An extraordinary Chinese blend of Pai Mu Tan white tea, green tea Darjeeling, Fog Tea, Sencha, Lung Ching, Jasmine, Jasmine Pearls, candied pineapple bits, corn, curry leaves.
Premium tea – $4.50 small pot; 7.50 large

SHOGUN
Pai Mu Tan white tea, green tea Darjeeling, Fog Tea, Sencha, Lung Ching, Jasmine, Jasmine Pearls, ginger bits, star aniseed, flavoring, strong raspberry taste and ginger flavor, cloves, black pepper. A stimulating tea we give credit to the Japanese!
Premium tea – $4.50 small pot; 7.50 large

DIVINE TEMPLE
Divinely inspired tea! White tea China Pai Mu Tan, green tea Darjeeling, green tea China Fog Tea, Sencha, Lung Ching, Gunpowder, Jasmine, Jasmine Jade Pearls, mango, pineapple, papaya, orange peels, strawberry, red currant, sour cherry and apricot bits.
Premium tea – $4.50 small pot; 7.50 large

GREEN TEA
Green tea is usually steamed and does not go through a full oxidation process.
Green tea is known for its healthful benefits and antioxidant properties.

JASMINE with Flowers
A classic and ancient Chinese green tea with surprising body and a captivating floral character accentuated by specially selected May Jasmine blossoms. Splendid iced.

ALMIGHTY ALMOND
A delicious Japanese green tea full of Almond slivers. Par excellence!

ASIAN AFTERNOONS
Gojiberry and Sencha blend, an aromatic nose of lively fresh tea and exceptional taste.

HONEY GINGER
A flavory combination of honey and mellow ginger. A lovely Japanese green tea!

ENCHANTING JAPAN
A delicious decaffeinated green tea with bits of ginger.

MIKADO
A divine green tea blend of regal teas with a slightly exotic taste composed of ginseng.

GREEN TEA CHAI
Superb body Indian green tea with mellow spice notes of a smooth, sweet tasting combination of vanilla, spices (cardamom, cloves, ginger and cinnamon) creating a sensory trip to the sub-continent! Best with milk and honey. In India, Chai (means “tea”) is everywhere, a folk tea, a comfort food.

MIZELL’S BUTTERFLY GARDEN
A fragrant like Forget-Me-Nots, floral green tea, sweet like nectar which transforms your thoughts to the enchantment of Mizell Farms in Folsom, LA – home of the annual Butterfly & Hummingbird Extravaganza www.mizellfarms.com.

VIANNE’S WITH A TWIST
A zippy blend of the incredible herb: lemon verbena and green tea. Stimulating, yet refined yielding a greenish-yellow liquor with a smooth taste.

Moroccan Mint Tea Drinker

Mint Tea in Morocco


MORNING RAIN (formerly Spring Rain)
Luminous liquor with slivers of almonds and coconut shreds. The American style green tea version of our famous MIDNIGHT RAIN (see black tea).

SHANGHAI ROMANCES – green tea, brittle bits, pineapple bits, coconut flakes, walnuts, flavoring, almond bits. Something special, sweet and loving in this tea!

MOROCCAN MINT
Gunpowder green and mint herb tea. Fresh and fragrant, for those Casablanca afternoons, traditionally enjoyed in Morocco with sweetener.

DRAGONWELL Lung Ching
Dragonwell, a Chinese green tea, distinguished by its beautiful shape, emerald colour, scented smell and tending sweet floral character. Legend has it that in 250 AD a Taoist monk affirmed that there must be a dragon lurking in a spring not far from Hangchow. The monk implored the well dragon to rescue the farmers from a drought. Instantly, poured forth a timely rain. An old temple adjoining the spring is known as Dragon’s Well Monastery, thus the tea derives its name. Produced by hand through a 10-part process.

GUNPOWDER
A dark Chinese green tea with surprising body and captivating taste. Legend has it that the name was given by an English clerk who thought the rolled green nuggets looked like gunpowder. Pellets open like tiny flowers! (agony of the leaf). More information pg 25.

GENMAICHA
Green Japanese tea with light brownish yellow liquor with toasty flavour, tending sweet and bright with roasted rice kernels. This is a specialty Japanese green tea (sencha) that is blended with fire-toasted rice. The fresh vegetative character of the green tea is imparted on the cup but it is tempered with the bakey-like character of the rice. There is a natural sweetness and almost chewy character to the finish of this tea. During the firing of the rice, it is not uncommon for rice to ‘pop’ not unlike popcorn, hence the pet name ‘popcorn-tea’. Read about the Legend of Genmaicha on page 25.

SENCHA
Greenish, fresh taste tea with a vegetal note, drink as is or with a sweetner, most popular tea in Japan.

In a study published by Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, researchers state that a powerful antioxidant in green tea known as EGCG binds to protein found on tumor cells and dramatically slows their growth.

SPECIALTY GREEN TEA

MATCHA LATTE
(Ceremonial grade Gyokuro) Tea leaves themselves are imbibed. For a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants enjoy a MATCHA LATTE, prepared with a taste of honey and (optional) milk (recent research indicates that milk negates the health properties of tea). Specify hot or cold. Sultry sweet notes peek from deep full flavored pure Gyokuro leaves. Lively and thick with a bright emerald green infusion.

Gyokuro leaves are a variety of Japanese tea bush that is shaded beneath special mats or bamboo for 3 weeks before plucking. The shading forces the plants to produce a higher than normal chlorophyll content and gives the leaves a rich green color.

Matcha is finely powdered and looks like an emerald colored flour. Matcha is whisked into a frothy concoction. Matcha contains higher concentrations of vitamins and antioxidants – nearly 10 times the polyphenols and antioxidants of regular teas, 2 times the antioxidants of a glass of red wine, approximately 9 times the beta-carotene of spinach, and 4 times that of carrots.
Premium tea – $4.99 small pot; 7.99 large pot

In Japan, the art of the tea ceremony is a cultural treasure. Japan learned of tea in the 8th Century.

GREEN AND BLACK BLENDED TEA

EMPRESS OF JAPAN
Blend of black and green tea with malva blossoms, marigold flowers and an essence of citrus – will make you feel regal!

TEMPLES of KYOTO
A green and black Japanese tea blend with pineapple bits, papaya bits, marigold blossoms, kiwi bits, flavouring, safflower and cornflower blossoms. Visions of temples, ninga castles and pavilions of gold and silver are encountered in this beautiful land of Japan. With ancient rituals and ceremonies, it is located on the big central island Honshu, the cultural center of Japan also known for their Japanese Gardens.

FRENCH BLEND
Ooh-la-la flavor notes from the “crème de la vanille” blended with flavory Ceylons, pungent Assams and malty Kenyas. Flowery character, exceptional and rich – like a brocade at Versailles; rare black tea with green tea, rose petals, lavender and jasmine – a tea fit for the Latin Quarter along the Seine! Tea became the fashionable beverage in French society toward the end of the reign of Louis XIV. Members of the upper class would gather to debate issues of the day and drink tea at Salons held in the homes of aristocratic women.

Alzheimer’s is associated with a reduced level of the chemical acetylcholine in the brain. In lab tests in Newcastle (UK) researchers found that both black and green tea inhibited the activity of acetylcholinesterase which breaks down this key chemical.

OOLONG TEA
Oolong Teas are “brown” teas semi-fermented between a green tea and black tea and hence the most complex of teas to produce.

CHINA MANGO OOLONG
Blend of Oolong tea with Mango essence that steeps to a light ecru cup with long olive green leaves interspersed with golden petals. Taste is sweet with a light mango flavor.

OOLONG ORANGE BLOSSOM
Wildly exotic, the subtle orange and citrus character blends well with the toasty character of oolongs. Toasty roundness with fruity Jasmine notes with delicate orchid-like nores.

Tea Japan

OOLONG FORMOSA CRÈME CARAMEL
Cream caramel taste, Formosa oolong, caramel crème bits, marigold blossoms.

OOLONG SHALIMAR
Soft and sweet premium Oolong tea, optically supported by crunchy aronia berries, mango cubes and noble rose blossoms. This fresh and fruity passion fruit and punch taste makes this tea irresistible.
Premium tea – $4.50 small pot; 7.50 large

BLACK TEA
Black tea goes through four stages of production – withering, rolling, oxidation and drying/firing.
The hearty, rich flavor comes from the fermentation or oxidation and firing.
Black tea has the most caffeine, but half the amount of a cup of coffee.

MIDNIGHT RAIN (formerly SNOWFLAKE)
Terrific taste, exquisite aroma, great sophistication – almond, cinnamon, and coconut offer a nose of “wedding cake”. Ceylon, South India China black tea. MORNING RAIN is the green tea (see green teas) version of this #1 customer favorite!

APRICOT (Decaffeinated)
An elegant Chinese black tea with a “warm” nutty flavor of Apricot predominating.

TIBETAN “EYE OF THE TIGER”
An amazing Chinese black tea with rooibos tea, notes of caramel, butterscotch & almond.

TURKISH NIGHTS
Tastes of peppermint enhanced black tea with a touch of fruits scented with mallow flowers. Chai (tea) breaks are the way of life in Turkey.

ROSE OF VENICE
A strong black tea with fragrance of garden fresh roses and Italian rose petals.

“BOSTON” TEA PARTY
“So they threw their tea into the harbor. Let them drink coffee.”
– King George’s purported response to the rebellion.

A black tea with hints of maple and strawberry combined with flavory Ceylon and malty Assam black tea and petals of white daisy gives a round full cup of bright coppery colour. Tea became a colonial staple and was not confined to the affluent; it was considered a healthy beverage, a sign of good manners and expected hospitality. The Boston Tea Party was a trigger for the American Revolution on December 16, 1773. During the tea boycott the colonists boiled pine needles, strawberry leaves, maple leaves and shrubs to stem their thirst for tea. This tea captures the spirit of the revolution. Boston isn’t the only place for a tea party! The Boston Tea Party Re-enactment, an event at Vianne’s, inquire! “Boston Harbor a teapot tonight!” Patriots cried out at the Old South Meeting House.

RASPBERRY RAZ MA TAZ
Iz so nice, we drink zis all za time on za Riviera! A most pleasant black tea.

BLACKBERRY
A scented black tea with blackberries reminiscent of grandma’s blackberry cobbler.

PEACHES WITH FLOWERS
A highly fragrant and romantic black tea blend with its own Southern charm; Rhett’s favorite, we bet.

IRISH SUNRISE
A strong black Irish tea, coconut shreds, wild strawberry leaves, safflower petals completed with a shot of rum and cream flavor bring us the richness and depth of this fascinating country in the exceptional aromatic blend!

IRISH BREAKFAST
A stout robust blend, superb colour and full-bodied tea. This high quality grade from Assam and Kenya is CTC – cut, torn and curled. A machine produces these tiny balls of tea. This “mash” ferments quickly after firing to lock in flavor and upon infusion release the full flavor due to the increased surface area. For the luck of the Irish, indulge upon awakening. Happily taking a drop of milk!

Per capita, Irish consumption of tea is amongst the highest in the world.

EARL GREY
With Oil of Bergamot – a perfume and distinctive taste from the bergamot tree (citrus bergamia), which produces a small citrus fruit. The rind yields the oily essence added during processing. Tales tell how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin and as a gift of gratitude was given the recipe for this flavored tea. This diplomat upon his return to Britain presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey (1830-1834) who made this tea fashionable.

RASPBERRY EARL GREY
With Oil of Bergamot. A wonderful aromatic black tea with raspberry and strawberry bits fit for all ladies, gentlemen and scholars alike!

BARONESS GREY
Lively Earl Grey notes accented with black tea, dried orange and piquant lemon, daisy white, rose and cornflower petals, cinnamon pieces. British legend has it that this Baroness of Grey, who lived in the 16th century, was married to a Ship’s Captain in the Royal Navy whose ship never returned from a trading voyage to China. The Baroness walked to the port every morning hoping for news of her husband.

EARL GREY CREAM
A remarkably heady Earl Grey tempered with wickedly delicious cream flavour. Harkens back to the days when tea laden clipper ships raced to London.

VICTORIAN EARL GREY
A decaffeinated Earl Grey sprinkled with rose petals for a luxurious blend with floral hints on the palette.

QUEEN ELIZABETH
Piquant flavour from tea estates in South India and Ceylon is superbly combined with malty Assam and toasty Darjeeling. An immortal, classic tea with great character. Royally suited for sophisticates!

ENGLISH BREAKFAST
The most English of all teas! Good body with full tea flavour notes and a coppery bright cup. A perfect wake-up steep in London!

LAVENDER
Fragrant superior grade English lavender and distinctive black tea full of lavender flowers. Calming effects in small amounts, stimulating in large amounts, mood uplifting, promotes restful sleep, reduces stress and tension, soothing for the nervous system.

WINDSOR CASTLE
Full bodied flavoury tea with toasty notes from Darjeeling, maltiness from Assam and lively flavour from Ceylon. Makes every household a royal one! West of London is the stately Windsor Castle, a home of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. In 1993, a fire destroyed generations of royal collections, paintings and parts of the historic monument. The castle was repaired and in 1997 celebrated with this new tea!

BLACK CURRANT
JANE AUSTIN WOULD APPROVE! A traditional English Blend. Full bodied with delicious hints of black currant. “No coffee, I thank you, for me – never take coffee. A little tea if you please.” – Jane Austen (1775–1817), EMMA
JANE AUSTEN LITERARY FESTIVAL held in Spring.

In the 1600’s tea was regularly smuggled into Britain to avoid heavy taxation. The complex network of smuggling often began in Holland and France. By the late 1700’s the smuggling (tea) trade was thought to be as large as the legal trade.

DUTCH CHOCOCCINO
A double chocolate blast of black tea Assam, cocoa and vanilla bits

THE CONQUERER
A taste of some of the best chocolatiers in Paris with almond bits. This smooth black tea is a perfect dessert alternative and fit for world conquerors – maybe even Napoleon.

JOSEPHINE’S WHITE CHOCOLATE
A black tea with an exquisite sweet white French chocolate bakiness that explodes at the first sip, tidbits of cocoa meander throughout – velvety, enjoyed at the intellectual salons of Paris.

PU-ERH (Young PU-ERH)
An earthly and acquired taste Chinese tea. Known in the Far East for its medicinal properties, Pu-erh tea (named after a town in the south), the not “fully” dried black tea is left in a naturally controlled temperature (i.e. in a cave) for 7-14 days, sometimes much longer, so that the naturally present bacteria can slowly react with the air/moisture to attain the earthy pu-erh character. The tea is often compressed into the cakes – although sometimes left “loose” depending on the market.

CZAR NICHOLAS RUSSIAN CARAVAN
Lively and sprightly, exceptional and rare black tea with toasty, smokey pine notes from the hint of Lapsang. During the Czar’s time tea was the most important drink after vodka. The tradition continues.

In the city of Xian in central China historical markers acknowledge the beginning of the Silk Road – the trail that lead to central Asia (areas such as the Caucuses and the Black Sea). Tea was one of the commodities taken along the Silk Road. In the days of the camel trains across Asia, Lapsang Souchong absorbed smoke from evening campfires or from the camels themselves. This tea is mysterious and unique from the plains of Asia to the opulent courts of St. Petersburg.

LAPSANG SOUCHONG
An ancient and much loved unique tea from China, from the Fujian province, black tea smoked with essence of pine. A crisp, masculine tea with depth and character – with a very smoky flavor, grand with a sugar cube! Pairs well with spicy foods or as a marinade.

EMPRESS ALEXANDRA
A blend of Assam, Java and Ceylon teas with a malty-spicy taste and a dark copper finish – a perfect black tea for masked balls in the Winter Palace and samovars in other royal residences of Imperial Russia!

CATHERINE THE GREAT
Mango, passion fruit, Ceylon, South India and China black tea, flavoring, marigold blossoms, cornflower blossoms, safflowers. A distinguished tea reminiscent of the Golden age of Catherine the Great!

In Russia, the term for “tip” is “na chai”, translated as “for a cup of tea”. A samovar is a cauldron not a teapot, some samovars have a mini tea pot on top. Samovars are usually placed in the main room of the house keeping water hot – to be used at a moment’s notice to make a cup of tea for warming the body from the blistering cold.

ESTATE TEAS

DARJEELING ESTATE – FTGFOP (Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
High in the mountains, deep in the mists that surround the Himalayas is Darjeeling – the Champagne of Teas! Stylish black leaf with superb flavor and color, powerful, rich and strong.

BUKHIAL ASSAM
Coppery and bright with full bodied strength. Add milk to experience true second flush character from one of the top Assam estate gardens!

KENILWORTH CEYLON
From Ceylon, today’s Sri Lanka. Malty flavor that is full of life and very smooth. A fine tea after dinner or in the afternoon since it has a satisfying profile. A wonderful estate tea.

Drinkers of green tea are less likely to develop high blood pressure than nondrinkers, a Taiwanese study said. They added that the risk of hypertension, a condition that can lead to heart disease and stroke, declined the more green tea was regularly consumed. Taiwan is known for their array of exceptional and rare oolongs.

CHAI
Chai is the Indian word for Tea!

INDIAN SPICED CHAI
Superb body black tea with mellow Indian spice notes of a smooth, sweet tasting combination of vanilla, spices (cardamom, cloves, ginger and cinnamon) and black teas creating a sensory trip to the sub-continent! Best with milk and honey.

TAJ MAHAL CHAI
Chocolate chai with cocoa bits with cinnamon, ginger bits, cardamom, cloves, fennel, aniseed. The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, India.

SUMATRA
Vanilla Chai, with vanilla bits, cinnamon, ginger bits, cardamom, cloves, fennel, aniseed.

RED TEAS
Rooibos – pronounced “Roy-boss” commonly called “red tea” or “red bush tea” is from the “Aspalathus Linearis” plant. It makes an aromatic tea. Rooibos is grown successfully only in Cedarburg, just north of Capetown in South Africa. Naturally NO CAFFEINE!

ROOIBOS
Red tea, nothing added just the needle-like leaves of the plant – for purists!

VISIONS OF VANILLA
There is nothing plain about this vanilla! A wonderful South African rooibos with a superb essence of vanilla and vanilla beans. An irresistible delight! Vanilla has calming effects, promotes restful sleep, mood uplifting and reduces stress.

RAINBOW OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN
A rooibos with a flavour profile of a pot of gold. Having a flavoury, floral and fruity bouquet with perfumy lavender notes, rose petals, rose hips, blueberries, black & red currants in this glorious colorful blend reminiscent of Costa del Sol!

PERFECT PEAR
Coppery bright, very pleasant nores and palette. Subtle banana-like hints with delicate wisps of luscious pear. Fantastic iced. Try our salad dressing made with this tea!

CRAZY FOR COCONUT
Wildly exotic delicious taste of coconut, with coconut bits lavishly blended with red tea.

STRAWBERRY CREAM
Like a juicy, ripe and sweet Ponchatoula strawberry! Strawberry leaves, strawberry bits, vanilla bits with red tea.

BLUEBERRY
Singing the blues? Blueberry notes sure to give spirits a lift!

OASIS OF ORANGES
A healthy, delicious blend of the taste of juicy oranges, with orange peel and carrot bits. Reminding historians and travelers alike of the orangery of the Palace of Versailles!

CHERIE’S FLOWER BOXES
A surprise taste explosion of coconut, vanilla, pineapple bits, flowers of sandy immortelles, sunflower and cornflower blossoms. A reminder of random acts of kindness and the beauty of a floral expression in pretty flower boxes. This tea is named after Cherie Morgan who filled Vianne’s flower boxes with gorgeous hanging flowers!

mrdarcy tea

Mr. Darcy's Tea


CAPPUCCINO CREAM
Italy doesn’t really produce tea, but they have great cappuccino! We love Italy and wanted to offer this nice strong tea blend of cappuccino tastes. No caffeine.

MR. DARCY’S TEA
Take tea with this remarkably handsome rooibos blend of cocoa bits, rose petals, dried strawberry and raspberry slices with red sugar hearts! Have a love affair with this most pleasing and whimsical tea! “LOOKING FOR MR. DARCY” contest during the JANE AUSTEN LITERARY FESTIVAL.

BELGIUM CHOCOLATE
A red tea with the heavenly reminder of the chocolate shops around La Grand Place – the magnificent old plaza in Brussels, Belgium!

CAPETOWN
Rooibos, cacao bits, flavoring, ginger bits, barley malt. A surprise taste combination!

HONEYBUSH
Honeyed apricot jam accentuates the naturally sweet character of this frolic inspired honeybush tea (no caffeine). A lively aroma and smooth harmonious taste to enjoy.

MANGO MELANGE
A delicious red tea with essence of Mangoes.

AFRICAN OUTBACK
An outstanding herbal tea of Lemon Myrtle and Rooibos. Lemon myrtle has been touted as an anti-viral; it is also the most lemony plant that exists on this planet – reaching a 97% on the citrus scale!

Research undertaken in Japan indicates that rooibos (red tea) is high in antioxidants which scavenge on free radicals. Free radicals are toxic compounds which attack healthy cells and accumulated damage contributes to aging and a decline on the immune system.

MATE (YERBA MATE)
“The tea of the stars”. YERBA MATE,’ also known as MATE,’ is a new healthy trend in tea! Yerba Mate contains 24 minerals and vitamins, 15 amino acids, abundant antioxidants and naturally occurring caffeine. It stimulates focus and clarity. Mate is a bitter and grassy South American herb that originated in Argentina. It is a traditional social activity throughout Latin American countries including Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil.

CARAMEL MATE
Mate roasted, rooibos, caramel bits, chicory roots, marigold blossoms.

CHOCOLATE MATE
Mate roasted, rooibos, cacao bits, barley malt, coconut flakes, cinnamon, cloves, flavoring, corn flower blossoms.

MALABAR
Mate Chai tea, cinnamon, ginger bits, cardamom, cloves, fennel, aniseed. A dreamy tea like the famous garden in western Java, Indonesia.

HERBAL INFUSIONS
Finest flowers, herbs and spices, combined with natural flavours to produce a tisane – no real tea, thus no caffeine.

ANGEL FALLS MIST
Dried apple pieces, hibiscus, rosehip, dried orange and calendula with a wildly exotic and lemon character, tending pinkish. Named in honor of the highest waterfall in the world – Angel Falls – located in the tropical jungles of Venezuela and drops over 2000 feet.

LOMI LOMI
An ancient Hawaiian ritual to rid body, spirit and soul from problems on an emotional level, mental and spiritual basis and bring about inner peace. A flavorful mix of aloe vera, apple and banana pieces, stinging nettle, strawberry leaves, papaya and pineapple cubes, lemon grass, hibiscus blossoms, rose petals, chamomile, rose and mallow blossoms.
Premium tea – $4.50 small pot; 7.50 large

CASABLANCA
Discover fruity hints of raspberry and strawberry foremost with other exotic components
of maracuja pieces, elderberries, dried apple pieces, hibiscus, rosehip, sunflower
petals, passion flowers, rose petals, kiwi pieces and cornflower petals which add depth
and mystery to the cup of this herbal and fruit blend from distant lands!

HEAVENLY HIBISCUS
Delicate hibiscus blossoms produce a deep reddish tea; fantastic iced or hot.

FRUIT INFUSIONS
Fruit Blends are the equivalent of botanicals. They consist of dried fruits, herbs and dried flowers.
They contain no caffeine or tea.

FRUIT BLEND VERY BERRY
Beautiful melange of dried berries – all premium fruits including blueberries, raspberries. elderberries and black currants.

BLUE EYES
Dried apple pieces, rosehip, hibiscus, cornflower petals, with a hint of caramel, almost candy-like flavor, tending pinkish. Frank Sinatra – old Blue Eyes himself was the inspiration for this fruit blend. It has a mysterious character and visual appearance that is enticing because of the cornflower petals and the highly visual fruit prices.

FUNCTIONAL/HEALING TEA BLENDS
… and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of nations. Revelations 22:2

ECHINACEA
This tasty herbal blend of Echinacea root, ginseng, damiana leaf, lemon peel and ginger root. Echinacea is reported to lessen the effects of colds and flu by strengthening the immune system. Fights viral and bacterial infections and has anti-inflammatory properties. Immune enhancing properties show it stimulates the production of white blood cells. It is regarded as a safe herb with virtually no instances of toxicity.

VIANNE’S TRANQUILITY
When your body needs some down time and your soul craves prayer – steep a pot of this peaceful blend of lavender, chamomile, rose hips & petals and listen to your inner self.
“Cultivate silence. God speaks in silences. A silence, a soft wind. Each can be a message to convey My meaning to the heart, though by no voice, or even word.”
– GOD CALLING Devotional

ADAM’S RIB
Herbs revered for centuries as tonics for men. A spicy tasting blend of Ginseng, damiana leaves, cinnamon, sarsaparilla, ginger root, orange peel, fo ti, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, saw palmetto berries and anise.

EVE’S GARDEN
Blend of herbs noted to tone and strengthen a woman’s system. Red clover blossoms, pau d’arco, chamomile, strawberry leaves, damiana, spearmint, vitex berries, cramp bark, nettle leaf and licorice root.

NURSING MOMS TEA
Organic: nettle leaf, fennel seed, anise seed, lemongrass, spearmint, enhances mother’s milk.

MOONLIGHT SNOOZE
Relax with a nighttime remedy of jasmine, valerian root and passion flower.

WILD CHERRY BARK BLEND
A blend of wild cherry bark, rooibos, hibiscus and lemon verbena, aids the respiratory system.

DETOX TEA
In conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, herbs historically noted for their detoxifying properties: Cinnamon pieces, dandelion root, burdock root, ginger root, fennel seed, licorice root, juniper berries, black peppercorns, orange peel, cloves, cardamom pods, pau d’arco, uva ursi, horsetail and parsley. Steep 5-10 minutes.

… and the leaf thereof for medicine. – Ezekiel 47:12

ORGANIC TEA
How does an organic tea farm operate? Keep reading to find out.

FOR THE LOVE OF VIANNE’S
Simply stunning! An American style blend of the goodness of green tea with rose hips, rose petals and rose buds. Pleasant like a morning rose. Healthy and full of Vitamin C!
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

CHAMOMILE
A high quality comes from Egypt. The sandy loam and nutrients from the Nile create perfect growing conditions. Essential oils in the flowers produce a soothing pleasant aroma. Promotes restful sleep, reduces stress and tension.
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

VIANNE’S VIVATION
Full of spearmint leaves, a sprightly green tea with the refreshing, reviving coolness of Spearmint. Offering mood uplift, energizing, encourages communication!
$4.25 small pot; 6.95 large pot

FAIRHOPE TEA PLANTATION
A favorite trip for Vianne’s customers – Fairhope, AL. Owner, Donnie Barrett
has a deep passion for the leaf and it shows and tastes in this fresh tea. Specify green or black blend.
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

SINGAPORE SOCIALS
Charming green tea with lush ripe strawberry notes and papaya to fill the cup.
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

KYOTO CHERRY
Wildly exotic, fresh and smooth with excellent depth and body. The blossoming of the cherry tree is an event in Japan, known as ‘the spirit of the season’. Kyoto is the cultural centre of Japan. The city has more the 1000 Torjii – gate/arch structures that one associates with Japan and the air is filled with a sweet aroma like this tea.
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

ORGANIC GREEN EARL GREY
Green tea scented with the oil from the citrus bergamot fruit and china sencha. For diplomats, Earls and Duchesses and us alike!
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

EVENINGS IN BUDAPEST
Sunsets over the Danube are best enjoyed with sweet passion fruit – maracuja green tea with malva blossoms. If we can’t be there, we can always imagine!
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

V’s POMEGRANATE PARADISE
Green Tea with pomegranate blossoms, apple bits, carrot bits, beetroot bits, hibiscus blossoms, candied papaya bits, vanilla bits and cornflower blossoms produce a delightful tea! (Only the green tea is organic)
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

V’s PINEAPPLE PASSION
Green tea with heaps of pineapple bits! A luscious combination.
(Only the green tea is organic)
$4.25 small pot; 7.25 large pot

LEMONGRASS
Organic Lemongrass, zesty, refreshing, restorative drink hot or iced; aids in digestion

CHILDREN’S TEA
(All herbal, no caffeine)

TUTTI FRUITTI
Terrific tasting tea for kids. A candy-like caramel flavor gives sweetness with berries for depth and flavor. Somewhat tart, rich in vitamin C with a deep red cup colour.

BUBBLEGUM
Dried apple pieces, hibiscus, rosehip, dried orange, cornflower, calendula petals and
bubblegum (removed before steeping) Combines caramel with strawberry and lemon.
Tending pinkish. In Singapore chewing gum has been banned since 1992 –
and at Vianne’s too, but children will be given a piece for on their way out.

CHLOE’S TEA PARTY
Delicious mild fruity taste of apple, papaya and pineapple bits, cinnamon sticks, beetroot bits, roasted almonds, currants, coconut chips, peanuts and popcorn! It’s has a pink cup color and tastes like gingerbread cookies. Loved by adults too.

YUMMY STRAWBERRY KIWI
Apple bits, hibiscus blossoms, rose hip peels, kiwi bits, strawberry bits. A fun fruit explosion for all ages to enjoy.

BLOSSOMING/ARTISAN Teas
A full page profile can be provided with each tea. Enjoy an ancient Chinese art!
Available for take home purchase. For special occasions or just because…

COTE D’AZUR
Stunning gardens are along southern France’s Cote D’Azur. Most famous is of the impressionist Renoir at his former home in Cagnes sur Mer outside Nice. A visit to Renoir’s is like visiting heaven. Olive trees and butterflies flit and float above beds of flowers, basking in the warm sun – like paradise. A tea artisan looking for inspiration attempted a reproduction. Selecting a palette, amaranth and marigold blossoms were tied into a tightly wrapped ball of wiry leafed green tea. When infused, the ball opens, flower petals reach for the sun – worthy of a painting. Light in the cup with dewy floral notes.
$4.95 per pot, Served in a glass teapot – watch the tea pod blossom at your table!


Blossom Tea at Viannes

Blossom Tea at Viannes




TIFFANY ROSE MELODY
The creation of Tiffany Rose Melody Tea was directly influenced by the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the American decorative artist famous for his art nouveau masterpiece lamps crafted 1899. This infusion is a pale green yellow. Soft rose notes grace the cup. A green tea with blossoms of amaranth flower and a marigold Flower. Simply beautiful!
$4.95 per pot, Served in a glass teapot – watch the tea pod blossom at your table!

1000 DAY FLOWER
A dramatic green tea pod from China with a beautiful purple Amaranth flower blossoming through bringing a slightly dry character with light floral notes. Hints of sweet caramel sugar taste as if they are sprinkled on the finish! In parts of modern China 1000 Day Flower tea is still served at birthdays and anniversaries. Famously gorgeous!
$4.95 per pot, Served in a glass teapot – watch the tea pod blossom at your table!

ALLEGRIA JASMINE
Allegria Jasmine was created as a tribute to the great cultural awakening of the Song Dynasty, and the Universal man which personifies the cultural blossoming of the time and combined the qualities of scholar, painter, poet, statesman, writer, calligrapher and philosopher. Stunning specially selected green tea pod enlivened with delicate buds of jasmine. Very lovely cup with pale hints of sunrise yellow. Luxury green tea with Marigold, Jasmine and Arabian jasmine blossoms
$4.95 per pot, Served in a glass teapot – watch the tea pod blossom at your table!

LONGING HEART
A heart shaped tea pod. One, who visits the craggy peaks of Mount Huang Shan in the ancient villages of the Anhui province even for a day, will never really leave. The natural beauty remains imprinted on their hearts. With its soaring mountains, twisted pine trees, surging seas of cloud, and lush tea gardens, the province is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Longing Heart was created by an old Anhui Tea Master to soothe the yearning of his heart when making the long trek to the markets of Beijing. Your heart unfolds and bares a hidden blossom with a delectable hint of peach dances through the tea with luxury green Tea, Amaranth and Jasmine blossoms.
$4.95 per pot, Served in a glass teapot – watch the tea pod blossom at your table!

FORMED TEAS
These teas does not contains flowers like the blossoming teas, but are hand rolled into shapes developed by the tea makers of Yunnan during medieval China, for the purpose of better travel in ancient times. Usually a strainer is needed upon pouring into your cup.

ROMEO & JULIET
Heart shaped, like the famous love story, this tea takes you away to another time and place, vegetative, fresh and light on the nose. Sip and fall in love with life!
$4.50 per pot, Served in a glass teapot – watch the “heart” dance at your table!

MINI TOUCHA “BIRDS NEST”
Nest shaped compressed green tea with a distinct character. In ancient times tea was easier to transport if formed into a nest. Each nest makes tea for 3. Legend has it that this tea cured “tired heads” following a night of revelry. Relaxing!
$4.50 per pot, Served in a glass teapot – watch the “nest” unfurl at your table!

TEA BRICKS
The way tea traveled in ancient times! It was used as a monetary currency and even scored on the back to make change. The front was usually pressed with the insignia of the tea manufacturer. Green tea bricks are from April/May production time from Mt. Lushan region of Hubei Province. Mainly a ‘conversation piece” tea is best shaved off with a cheese grater for steeping!
$19.99, green or black tea, special order with fact sheet included.

JASMINE DRAGON TEARS
Smooth with delicate tea flavor and heavenly Jasmine notes. 7 tears in a cup reward the connoisseur with a lifetime tea memory. China green tea for Dragon Tears comes from the first 3 weeks of the new season growth (March) The delicate leaves are then hand rolled into small pearls. When infused, you will see the top two leaves and the bud come to life. You may see the “hairy down” on the bud, indicating superb quality, Coinciding with new tea growth are Jasmine bushes in spring bloom, only the most fragrant are plucked within one hour of sunrise and are layered between the tea giving an intense and uplifting fragrance. Use approximately 7 pearls per serving.
$4.99 per pot, pearls served in a glass teapot – watch the tea pearls unfold at your table!

SNOW DRAGON
White tea! Hints of delightful jammy pungency are released as the tiny snow dragons roar to life. Each dragon is hand molded into tiny curls from selected downy covered white tea leaves. See the white “hairs” on the tea leaves – like fire from a dragons roar!
$4.99 per pot, dragons served in a glass teapot – watch them roar open at your table!

PU-ERH PIES
In China, Pu-erh is a highly prized possession. When aged, cakes can change hands for thousands of dollars. Like a fine wine, character improves over time, becoming smoother and more complex. Pu-erh pies (or cakes) are often given as gifts. They are considered a wise investment as well as lowering blood cholesterol and aiding digestion. A pu-erh cake is made of 7 layers of Pu-erh and compressed; sometimes called QiZi (Seven Sons).
$29.95 Presentation satin lined box, choice of black, green or white tea. Special order.

BUBBLE TEAS

Originated in Taiwan then became the rage throughout Asia, hitting the west coast and now at your Mandeville Tea House! Delicious blends of tea and exotic fruit flavors, refreshing cold drink slurped through a larger diameter (fat) straw. The “bubbles” are tapioca “pearls” from the cassava plant – texture is similar to gummy bears, but not as sweet. A fun and healthy beverage and a must try! Seasonal – Summer.
$4.99 per glass of Bubble Tea, ask for our BUBBLE TEA menu, specific iced or frozen

ICED TEAS
ALL VIANNE’S TEAS CAN BE MADE ICED!

Here are some customer favorites ….

Perfect Pear
Strawberry & Cream
Jasmine
Vianne’s Vivation
Cherie’s Flower Boxes
Blackberry
Asian Afternoons
Oolong Orange Blossom
Earl Grey
Almighty Almond
Peaches with Flowers
Morning Rain
Temples of Kyoto

“What dreadful hot weather we have, it keeps me in a continual state of inelegance”. PERSUASION, Jane Austen (b. December 16, 1775-1817)

SEASONAL
Some are available year round! (Subject to change due to availability)

SPICED CARAMEL APPLE
Apple bits, caramel, cloves and cinnamon in black tea

PUMPKIN SPICE
Black tea, hibiscus, rose hips, almond pieces, rooibos, vanilla pieces, cinnamon, apple pieces, calendula petals, dried orange pieces, sunflower petals, marigold petals,
Ah! The crisp, vibrant feel of autumn and scenes of leaves changing colors are best enjoyed with a pot of this tantalizing tea and Vianne’s pumpkin-apple-cinnamon scones!

HARVEST
Raspberry, strawberry, blueberry infused rooibos tea, a berrific blast!

CHOCOLATE DREAM (formerly Winter Dream)
Chocolate mint taste, black tea, peppermint leaves, cacao bits, nut crunch and mini chocolate bits. Red peppers (not crushed) mainly for interest, wheat crisps. Stunning!

SPARKLING SUGAR PLUM
A Black tea with plum bits and crystallized sugar which glistens in light! Exquisite.

VIANNE’S CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
Christmas Spice, black tea, apple bits, cranberry, almond bits, currants, orange peel, cinnamon. This tea says: “CHRISTMAS”

PEPPERMINT BARK
Vanilla black tea with vanilla beans, peppermint leaves and mini candy canes!

“It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself”. – Charles Dickens 1812-1870