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- More mojito than marmalade
- The spearmint is crisp and refreshing, and doesn’t overwhelm the cup
- Though there’s no denying the orange flavour…
- It’s just that it’s not sweet enough/“jammy” like marmalade should be
- Taste of the rooibos is present, but light and in the background
- Tasty; and great for late at night!
- Like a ‘discount’/Off Brand Cocteau (from August Uncommon)
- Or Midsummer Night’s Dream (from DAVIDsTEA)

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50

So I found myself in Chapters earlier this week because I needed to pick up a birthday present for my brother, who turned 18 on Friday. That’s never a good spot to be in when you’re both a tea addict and a book lover.

In addition to the D&D starter set I bought him, I also wound up getting a Flavor Bible (I feel like it’ll be a great tool when it comes to tea and food pairings, but also making cocktails, potentially blending teas, and just cooking in general) and another tea related book. And, I snagged myself the “Herbal Retreat” sampler from Tea Forte because I’ve been drinking a lot of herbal tea this summer in between late night cuppas and pitchers of cold brews. Plus, this is a sampler and that seemed like a better idea to me than committing to 50g-100g of one kind of tea prior to sampling it.

- Cold Brew
- Very tart/sour blueberry notes dominate
- Lacking sweetness; and I think it would benefit from it
- I CAN taste the sage A LOT in the finish
- I think it was a weird choice to pair with such sour fruit
- But it keeps this from being a hibby overload
- With a pinch of sugar, this would probably be great soda

Flavors: Blueberry, Herbaceous, Hibiscus, Rosehips, Sage, Sour, Tart

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81

This is a really light, refreshing green tea. The flavor is not overpowering, and it is a nice tea for a spa day or general relaxation.

Flavors: Cucumber, Mint

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drank Chamomile Tisane by Tea Forte
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Preparation
Boiling

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drank Mojito Marmalade by Tea Forte
555 tasting notes

A weird name for this tea. Marmalade is not something you ever find in a mojito. Like usual the spearmint takes over all flavor. There are some citrus notes but not quite as many as expected.

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75
drank Honey Yuzu by Tea Forte
89 tasting notes

This is a delightful tea if brewed to your taste. Less leaf and a short steep will result in a light honey and grapefruit scented green tea. A longer steep and more leaf can result in a syrupy mouth feel or a bitter brew. Some experimentation required to match your tast.

Flavors: Grapefruit, Honey

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Rum raisin biscotti by Tea Forte
51 tasting notes

Holy crap, it reeks of alcohol. Could be sweet and spiced and enjoyable without that, but can’t get over the smell/taste of alcohol. I guess they succeeded at getting that rum flavor across!

Flavors: Alcohol

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75
drank Cherry Marzipan by Tea Forte
215 tasting notes

This is a nice green tea with a hint of cherry. I really like it.

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59
drank Coconut Chai Latte by Tea Forte
2044 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox – Round #5 – Tea #55
A single serving taken from the teabox before it was sent. Not much to say about this one. I like the idea of coconut chai. The scent of the dry leaves was lovely dessert-like coconut but the flavor just isn’t great. There is a tangy, oldness to the coconut. I don’t know how because it certainly didn’t smell like old coconut and the packaging couldn’t be better. Then the black tea itself seemed too light to be the base of chai. The spices also took a backseat, so the whole cup was almost only not-good coconut. Always up for trying teas anyway!
Also… I’ve been drinking a billion coconut teas lately. I guess because I know they get old the fastest?

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70
drank Earl Grey by Tea Forte
31 tasting notes

Not my favorite-ever Earl Grey tea, but much better than the worst I’ve ever had. It steeps SUPER strong so you don’t need much to get a caffeine hit. The bergamot flavor tastes a little fake to me, though I couldn’t explain why…but the tin it came in does include “natural flavors” in the ingredients.

Flavors: Bergamot, Black Currant

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank Caramel Nougat by Tea Forte
276 tasting notes

This didn’t leave much of an impression the first time, but today it’s like a Mars bar in liquid form — yes please! Not much more to say about it. It’s just rich, creamy goodness.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Creamy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Caramel Nougat by Tea Forte
276 tasting notes

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65

I don’t taste the metallic taste that other drinkers have noticed. The one thing that I noticed is that I didn’t taste enough apricot for my liking in the tea. I was hoping for it to be a stronger flavour and was disappointed when it was not.

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drank Winter Chai by Tea Forte
14 tasting notes

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drank Chocolate Rose by Tea Forte
276 tasting notes

I’m kind of surprised by the poor ratings for this one as I found it rather nice, though admittedly I didn’t brew it strong. Not a hugely intense flavour—slightly floral and smooth. There’s a hint of chocolate here but it doesn’t exactly scream it. There was a slight bitterness that might have been unpleasant had I brewed it longer, but at 3 minutes it was fine.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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100

I can’t stop drinking this tea! Truly addicting and has a great aroma and flavor. One of the best teas I have had in a long while. I bought the single steeps and loose tea and can’t seem to get enough of it!! The tea has a wonderfully subtle sweet finish that lingers on the back of the tongue for a long time. Keeps me going back to kitchen and making more and more :)

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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40

So disappointed. I like lychee. I like coconut. But I don’t like wax tasting teas. Introducing, tropical candle-the drink! Brought to you by Yankee Candle and the Tea Forte.

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60

Artificiality, you need to stop messing with good tea flavors. Well, I love the combo. The coconut is really nice, the mango is a great follow up, and the tea base is good. Oddly enough, this is a flavored tea that should be Gong Fu’d. But the chemical used to flavor the tea overwhelms the natural taste of the green tea making it kinda soapy. Only was able to finish one cup, unfortunately.

Flavors: Coconut, Grass, Mango, Soap, Tropical

Fjellrev

Ech, wonder if the coconut went off in it too if you’re getting soap.

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drank Blood Orange by Tea Forte
96 tasting notes

I received a sampler of this from a friend and I actually rather enjoyed it but I can see it getting bitter if steeped for too long. Nice chunks of citrus fruit that shone through in the flavor. Sweetness with just a slight hint of bitter to remind you of the citrus.

Not terribly complicated but pleasant.

Flavors: Citrus

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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60

A better one of the sampler. Tastes just like a coconut rum. Chocolate I only kinda get. Not too strong, but pleasant. Still a little bit too artificial.

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100
drank Sencha by Tea Forte
31 tasting notes

I drink this tea pretty much every morning! It’s got a beautiful green color and isn’t too strong. I brew it loose leaf in a pot and it goes nicely with breakfast or on its own. Very happy I bought it! I tend to just leave the leaves in the teapot and let it steep for ages, and even then it’s not overpowering, which is great. But maybe that’s not a proper way to do things. :)

Flavors: Grass, Green

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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65
drank Swiss Apple by Tea Forte
594 tasting notes

Not a bad tea, and I really couldn’t add anything further other than what has been said. Too much on the artificial side for me personally, but still enjoyable. Think of a spicy apple cider followed by a chocolate powdery kick. I would not mind trying this again and I think it deserves a decent rating. I’m just a little bit harder to please with rooibos. For newbies for sure or a guiltless apple cider. Would recommend very lightly because I’ve had better apple like blends before.

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55

The theme of pretty much all Tea Forte Teas: not bad, not good, clever combo, and too artificial. I tasted the honey, fig, peppermint, and berry leaves the most with everything else in the background.

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