National Tea Day, Spotlight on Israel

By: Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21C

Herbal tea infusions from Israel’s Galilee region are proving popular with discerning British tea-drinkers


Throwback to 2011, when Israel 21C‘s Abigail Klein Leichman published an article about Israel’s infamous loose-leaf teas (infamous to tea enthusiasts).

According to Abigail: “A British distributorship has introduced herbal tea infusions from the Galilee and they’re proving to be a hit with London tea-drinkers.

“Our teas are based on dried fruit that gives them a fruity taste, and you can eat the fruit after you finish drinking,” explains Meirav Yaniv, franchise and business development director for The Spicy Way, based in the northern town of Bethlehem-of-the-Galilee in the Jezreel Valley. “It’s apparently very appealing to the English.”

Avi Zithershpieler, founder and owner of The Spicy Way, tells ISRAEL21c that it all started with a visit from “two nice ladies from England” to the chain’s Eilat-area location last spring.

Clearly this would be a popular brand, especially with loose-leaf tea growing in popularity (thanks, David’s Tea). Since opening their first store in the UK, The Spicy Way has come up with new blends that sound incredible! Check out the new recipes and shop online, here.

For the full article, visit Israel 21 C.