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Steep Echo Tea Announces "Home For The Holidays" Gift Box



Recipe Cards Designed/Photographed by Leela Cyd

Santa Barbara, Calif - (Nov. 12, 2020) — Bel Lavoro, the Santa Barbara based olive orchard and home to Steep Echo Tea, has announced it’s first-ever “Home for the Holidays” tea collection and recipe gift box. This limited-edition holiday gift has been curated by Bel Lavoro owner, Kimberly Branum, and features three of Steep Echo Tea's olive leaf tea blends, including: Ascent (perfect for the daily drinker), Hush (delicious digestive aid) and Repose (promotes rest and relaxation). Additionally, the “Home for the Holidays” gift box also includes three recipe cards beautifully designed and photographed by Santa-Barbara based photographer and author, Leela Cyd

Known for their immune boosting, all natural and antioxidant olive leaf teas, each individual box contains 12 individual, biodegradable tea bags. The holiday-inspired recipes found in the gift box were created either utilizing ingredients found in the tea (Hush) or that pair exquisitely with a perfect holiday dessert (Ascent/Repose). With a price of just $45 and free shipping, the Steep Echo Tea “Home for the Holidays” gift box is the ideal holiday present that will not only calm the senses, but also help to feed the soul. The gift set can be purchased here:

The recipes with photographs included in the “Home for the Holidays” gift box include:

  • Ascent Tea + Spiced Apple Rye Cake

  • Hush Tea Hot Toddy

  • Repose Tea + Vanilla Bean Shortbread Buttons

All Recipes found at:

“With all the chaos this year has brought, we wanted to create the perfect gift for anyone that might be on your holiday list,” notes Branum. “Our teas are all natural, organic, caffeine free and the ingredients from the included teas range from vanilla bean, cinnamon, chamomile, passion flower, rose petal, pomegranate and lemon myrtle. With the days getting shorter and cooler, we believe in the power of a hot cup of tea and we are excited to share both our teas and these recipe cards for the holidays.” In addition to the “Home for the Holidays” gift boxes, individual boxes of Steep Echo Tea can be purchased for just $15 each. The collection of tea blends also includes Tend and Bloom.

More about Bel Lavoro/Steep Echo Tea Steep Echo is a collection of the finest all natural olive leaf teas. Each of the teas brings together hand-harvested organic olive leaf with a collection of natural botanicals curated by the best artisans in the trade. The fusion of these ingredients thoughtfully present a rare blend of detail, depth and nuance that elevates each flavor and accentuates the health benefits of the olive leaf. Featuring five caffeine free blends (Tend, Ascent, Bloom, Hush and Repose) that have been tailored to match any moment. Steep Echo is one of very few tea makers worldwide to exclusively use the olive leaf for its production.

  • Tend – A detoxifying blend, it features: Organic Olive Leaf, Dandelion Leaf, Lemon Myrtle, Corn Silk, Couch Grass, Natural Mango Flavor, Natural Pomegranate Flavor, Caffeine Free Green Tea, Stevia.

  • Ascent – Ideal for daily drinking, it features: Organic Olive Leaf, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Natural Monk Fruit Flavor

  • Bloom – An immune boosting blend, it features: Organic Olive Leaf, Peppermint, Echinacea Root, Licorice Root, Thyme, Rosemary, Natural Cranberry Flavor

  • Hush – An aid for digestion, it features: Organic Olive Leaf, Ginger, Peppermint, Papaya Leaf, Lemon Myrtle, Natural Maple Flavor

  • Repose – A calming blend, it features: Organic Olive Leaf, Chamomile, Linden Flower, Passion Flower, Natural Rose Flavor, Rose Petal

Owned and operated by the Branum family, Bel Lavoro was purchased sight unseen by this then Seattle-based family in 2010, and upon their first visit, the Branum’s discovered that olive trees surrounded their new home. After years of research, education and trial (and error), Kimberly Branum and her son Brandon dedicated themselves to developing products that are harvested by hand through timeless practices. Their calling has become their occupation and today they are ready to share the fruits of the labor: a collection of the finest organic teas and oils, drawn from fruits, vegetables and herbs irrigated by natural spring water. For more information about Bel Lavoro and their olive oil and olive leaf tree brands visit:


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