Updated: Sep 22, 2022
From the beautiful countryside of Amite, Louisiana, dappled in the shade of the pine trees, Fleur Des Lis Tea Company is growing tea. This beautiful environment has played a part in the development of a very unique cup of black tea.
Our black tea called “Big Easy”, is masterfully developed with the help of internationally renowned Tea Consultant Beverly Wainwright of the Scottish Tea Factory, Fleur De Lis Tea Company Tea Production Manager, Hans Marchese, and owner David Barron.
Big Easy tea has distinct layers of flavor, a caramel sweetness, woody notes - but also florals, some say it’s sweet olive, others honeysuckle. Floral flavors in a black tea are quite special.
This is the first flush of their distinctly Louisiana tea, which will be featured with the world renowned, luxury tea shop and online store, Harney & Sons. The quantities are expected to remain very limited throughout the year.
Owner David Barron commented, “It has been a long journey from planting our first tea plants, to offering our very first flush of tea to the renowned Tea Importer’s, Harney and Sons. We have put in a tremendous effort into the development of this tea, including hiring a world class consultant from Scotland to help us develop our recipes. Tea is one of the most imported products in America and I am very proud that we can be one of the first to offer a beautiful tea that is grown and processed right here in Louisiana.”
About Harney & Sons
Harney & Sons Tea is a family owned and operated global tea company founded by John Harney in 1983. The company grew quickly from its original six tea flavors, to more than three hundred with three generations of Harney's preserving John's tradition of fine tea and traveling the world in search of the best ingredients. Headquartered in Millerton, New York, the family business sells its tea online as well as in luxury shops, coffee shops and retailers around the world. Rich in tradition and experience, Harney & Sons sources, blends and packages its products from start to finish.
Meet the Louisiana producers of Big Easy, Black tea.
Owner, David Barron.
Fleur De Lis Tea Company was founded by David Barron in October of 2017. David is a retired machinist with a gift for woodworking. He was given some