Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tea Forté Skin Smart Cucumber Mint

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green
Ingredients: organic green tea, Fair Trade Certified™ organic green tea, organic spearmint leaves, organic marigold flowers, natural blueberry flavor, organic basil leaves, natural cucumber flavor, organic blueberries Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic mug
Liquor: brassy 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 youth recovery. As far as tea bags go, this blend was actually quite tasty. It was vegetal with fruity notes and a cooling, minty finish. The cucumber and blueberry flavors were pretty prevalent and I was glad that the mint was not overdone. I'm not one to drink something because of health benefits so I wouldn't necessarily drink this because I'm in need of a fountain of youth. However, if I was staying at a hotel and this was offered with my continental breakfast I wouldn't hesitate to grab one. I was skeptical about how the whole Skin Smart line would taste but having tried three of them, I have to say that they are pretty decent.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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