ShalvaTea™ - Arava Calm: Chamomile-Lavender Relaxation Blend - made from 100% herbs grown in the Holy Land
Arava Calm, Tins with 20 Tea Pillows
Part of the ancient Incense Route connecting the Middle East with Africa, the Arava Valley is home to a delicate array of aromatic and hearty herbs nestled far below sea level.
The ShalvaTea™ Arava Calm blend is a delicious mix of fragrant herbs; simply smelling it evokes the essence of shalva. Perfect before bed or for an upset stomach, or whenever you need a cup of relaxation.
Ingredients: chamomile, lemongrass, spearmint, licorice, lavender.
TIn weight: 95 gr (3.35oz.)
In the beginning
ShalvaTea™ was founded in 2014 by David Ross. While earning his Master in Forestry from Yale University, where he focused on rainforest conservation in the tropics, David took a U-turn and decided to travel to Israel after the devastating Mt. Carmel wildfires of 2010. There he spent a summer researching the causes of, and potential solutions to, these kinds of fires, including how letting the land naturally regenerate will allow for a more healthy plant diversity and ultimately safer forests.
An idea started brewing...
Throughout his fieldwork, David would stumble across an abundance of native aromatic herbs, bringing them home to drink as relaxing teas after days in the field. As an avid forager and herbal enthusiast, who could not seem to find any locally made herbal teas in the supermarkets, an idea started brewing...
ShalvaTea™ was born
David went on to complete his masters, only to return to Israel on a Fulbright Fellowship to finish his research where he left off. On the side, he continued with his concoctions until he realized that this was his real passion, and herbal teas his new direction. In 2014, ShalvaTea™ was born!
100% Israeli herbs
As a committed environmentalist, David wanted his tea company to reflect his values, which explains the emphasis on native herbs. You won’t find ginger, cinnamon, or black or green teas in ShalvaTea™ blends, as these come from the Far East. Similarly, the packaging is manufactured in Israel, rather than imported, while all ingredients are 100% natural (no added flavors or aromas).
What is Shalva?
"Shalva" is an ancient Hebrew word "שלווה" for peace, calmness, and tranquility. All of our blends are naturally caffeine-free and made with premium organic herbs, allowing for a pure shalva experiene with each cup.
On the ShalvaTea™ logo you'll also see "שלוותי", a Hebrew play on words that sounds like ShalvaTea™ but literally means my shalva.
The word "shalva" appears just once in the Old Testament, in a psalm attributed to King David (122:7):
"May there be peace between your walls, shalva within your palaces..."
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