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Heart of Israel​: ShalvaTea - Get a Taste of Israel, Sept. 12, 2018

"He views his passion for foraging as a way to connect to the land. He gets to know the plants and herbs of the land, takes classes in identifying plant species, and loves to bring home his findings." 

Breaking Israel News​: ShalvaTea Celebrates Flora from the Torah,  May 24, 2018

"...as a committed environmentalist, David’s company reflects his values, focusing on native herbs, locally manufactured packaging, and natural ingredients."

JTA: How a Norwegian-American immigrant is helping calm Israelis’ nerves, Oct. 4, 2017

"ShalvaTea’s blends come in both loose leaf and tea bag form and include herbs not commonly found in teas, such as zaatar (hyssop), zootah (White Micromeria), olive leaf, sumac, carob pod and cactus flower." 

J'aime Blogpost: Nice to Meet You - ShalvaTea - Local Tea, Oct. 23, 2017 [in Hebrew]

"Towards the end of July a young guy with a Scandinavian look came into the store and interested me in a new product...I don't remember how hot it was outside, but the packaging was so pretty that I instantly wanted some tea..."

Mishpacha Magazine Profile: ShalvaTea, Dec. 4, 2016

"The tea is perfectly balanced and the za'atar adds a layer of warmth and body, rare to find in a tea.  Each unique flavor blend is delicious and exactly what I need to get through a long winter day."

Jerusalem Post, Beverage Scene, Sept. 16, 2016

"The idea of harmony infuses every aspect of Shalva Tea. The boxes are produced locally and the packaging is recyclable...'This is a local, recyclable, [natural] product. That’s the kind of company I want to have.'"

Yale Fox International Fellowship, Alumni Spotlight: David Ross, Feb 4, 2016

"During his studies, he got to explore Israel’s wilderness from the Golan to Eilat. It was during this journey that he fell in love with the local plants and flowers and found that many could be used to craft exceptional teas."

​Kol Ha-Ir (Jerusalem Weekly), Dec. 4, 2015 [in Hebrew]

"It's important to note that Ross came to Israel under the framework of studying forestry...'[While conducting my research], I was inspired by the local nature and soon began to realize that it's possible to make tea with many of the native herbs.'"