Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tea Forté Skin Smart Cherry Marzipan

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, green with some visible rooibos
Ingredients: organic green tea, organic rooibos, natural cherry flavor, organic raspberry leaves, natural almond flavor, natural flavoring (berry), organic acerola cherry extract, other natural flavoring (superfruit berry)
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic mug
Liquor: deep gold

The version of this tea that I tried was an eco teabag from Teaforte's Skin Smart line. The ingredients are purported to be antioxidant amplifiers and this particular blend is for corrective repair. We all know how I feel about health benefits, schmealth benefits but does it taste any good? I was surprised to find that this was a pretty decent cup of tea. It was tart, sweet and somewhat nutty with cherry being the most dominant flavor. I would consider this a dessert tea but I love that it isn't loaded up with sugar. If you like to sweeten your tea, I think a touch of agave is all this one would need. It isn't something that I would reach for on a regular basis but I'd be pretty happy if a restaurant or hotel was offering it. I am interested in trying the loose leaf version now, though the ingredients are different so they would probably not taste exactly the same.

You can find this tea here.

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