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drank Chamomile Citron by Tea Forte
302 tasting notes

Tea Forte sent me a few free samples (including this one) along with their Kati brewing system to review. The samples are designed to be the exact right size for the 12 oz brewing system. Just open the packet and dump the tea into the filter.

I think really nice. It tastes a lot like a Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea… but much much better. It’s minty. The minty flavor leaves a nice cooling feeling in the mouth. It also has chamomile and lemongrass flavors. I kind of wish I’d saved this one for my evening cup instead of mid-afternoon. It’s so nice and calming that I might just fall asleep while working!

As for the brewing system (http://www.teaforte.com/store/tea-accessories/other/kati-loose-tea-system/), it is a ceramic double-walled mug without a handle. It has a very fine mesh loose tea strainer and a brewing lid. I really like the Kati. It did not get overly warm for me as AmazonV’s did. That could be due to the difference in our brewing temp. Since I am at high altitude, my brewing temp is somewhere between 198-199. My mug just got nicely warm on the outside. Just warm enough to wrap my hands around and warm them (it’s snowing here and a bit cold).

One thing I didn’t like about this particular sample with the brewing system is the amount of leaves that got through the filter. I think other types of tea will work in it very well, but the herbal left cruft. I am a big hater of tea cruft and will usually use a paper filter for teas that are very fine. Since the system is designed for newbies to the loose tea scene, I think this will be a concern for them too. I can’t wait to try my rooibos tea in this cup because I think the strainer is fine enough to catch the rooibos.

Update – all the fine leaves settled to the bottom of the cup after a few minutes so the cruft wasn’t so bothersome after all.

Link to full review and pics:
http://parkcityvegan.blogspot.com/2010/04/tea-fortes-kati-loose-tea-system-and.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I LOVE MY KATI!!!!!

TeaEqualsBliss

You’re a vegan!? That’s awesome!!!! Didn’t know that!!!

Kristin

Yep. Thanks. Are you?

And I think I am going to love this Kati too. This is the first tea I brewed in it.

TeaEqualsBliss

Lacto(Ovo)Veg, technically…
I just looked at your blog and am now following it and commented! :)

Kristin

Cool. I don’t update it as much as I used to. And search is broken on it because blogger kind of sucks… but that is what I get for moving it to a free option.

TeaEqualsBliss

I am in the process of revamping my tea=bliss blog…my main one is my craft one tho…Blissful Place.

You and your blog might just inspire me to start trying (and I use that term loosely) again! :P

TeaEqualsBliss

I was going to try and send you a PM…but you aren’t ‘following’ me on here…(yet)…teehee

TeaEqualsBliss

Coolio! :P Thanks!

Lisbet

Ooooh that’s sexy. I totally want to try one. I’ll review it! ;)

Kristin

You could review it on your green blog… Go to this thread and email her to volunteer. http://steepster.com/discuss/551-looking-for-blog-reviewers-tea-forte-products

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TeaEqualsBliss

I LOVE MY KATI!!!!!

TeaEqualsBliss

You’re a vegan!? That’s awesome!!!! Didn’t know that!!!

Kristin

Yep. Thanks. Are you?

And I think I am going to love this Kati too. This is the first tea I brewed in it.

TeaEqualsBliss

Lacto(Ovo)Veg, technically…
I just looked at your blog and am now following it and commented! :)

Kristin

Cool. I don’t update it as much as I used to. And search is broken on it because blogger kind of sucks… but that is what I get for moving it to a free option.

TeaEqualsBliss

I am in the process of revamping my tea=bliss blog…my main one is my craft one tho…Blissful Place.

You and your blog might just inspire me to start trying (and I use that term loosely) again! :P

TeaEqualsBliss

I was going to try and send you a PM…but you aren’t ‘following’ me on here…(yet)…teehee

TeaEqualsBliss

Coolio! :P Thanks!

Lisbet

Ooooh that’s sexy. I totally want to try one. I’ll review it! ;)

Kristin

You could review it on your green blog… Go to this thread and email her to volunteer. http://steepster.com/discuss/551-looking-for-blog-reviewers-tea-forte-products

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Rating Scale:
90-100 – Love it. Must order this one again.
75-90 – Pretty good. Maybe I’ll order it again.
60-75 – It’s ok. Drinkable. It’s not my thing, but someone else might love it. Won’t order again.
50-60 – Meh. I wish I hadn’t ordered it, but i’ll finish this cup.
30-60 – Barely drinkable. – Throwing away/giving away the rest of this one.
0-30 – Went down the drain. Too sad to even pass along to friends.

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