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drank White Ginger Pear by Tea Forte
1604 tasting notes

The smell of the dry tea bag is ginger-y but sort of a candied ginger rather than straight-up, freshly-chopped gingerroot. Adding water brought out a delicious pear fragrance that reminded me of pear-flavoured hard candies with a hint of warm, spicy ginger.

Tea Fort’s teas have (in my personal opinion) a reputation for looking and sounding fancy but not really having much actual flavour or substance to them. But this tea proved me wrong. It tastes exactly like what it says it will – pear and ginger. The fruity pear dominates with the ginger complimenting it subtly rather than trying to compete with it for my taste buds’ attention. The whole thing is surprisingly sweet, almost like I’d added some sugar or agave nectar to it, and has a faint herbal-floral aftertaste.

I have to say that I REALLY enjoyed this tea and I think it would be a good one to convert someone who’s used to drinking Celestial Seasonings or Lipton to finer teas.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Suzi

Hmmm, I haven’t been impressed with Tea Forte’s other blends but I might be willing to give htis one a try since I love pear teas.

Jillian

If there’s one I’d recommend it’s this one, but we all have our own tastes. :)

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Suzi

Hmmm, I haven’t been impressed with Tea Forte’s other blends but I might be willing to give htis one a try since I love pear teas.

Jillian

If there’s one I’d recommend it’s this one, but we all have our own tastes. :)

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