This was quite nice for a citrus-mint tea. Nicely flavourful, juicy and citrusy. It’s not really my thing, but it was a nice balance between relaxing and energizing at work today.
“Oh! Hello pretty thing! This may just be my favorite or 2nd Fave from Tea Forte thus far! juicy citrus and spearmint paired in harmony! Lovely! It's a great combo of flavors and sweet Rooibos!...” Read full tasting note
“Wow... the tasting notes for this one are all over the place. I am glad to see some really positive ones though, because I really like this one. Perhaps my favorite Tea Forte tisane yet? ...” Read full tasting note
“This was a highly awaited sample. When I opened it, it was crushed as finely as my Apricot Amaretto of yesterday, but again I don't know if that speaks to the quality of the rooibos or the dangers...” Read full tasting note
“Dude. I keep forgetting I have this tea. I normally look at the teas that are organized in the little bucket stuff on my bookshelf, I keep forgetting that I actually have _tins_ of teas just over...” Read full tasting note
A tropical oasis of lush citrus with refreshing notes of spearmint and the natural sweetness of high-mountain grown South African rooibos
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I really need to order a lot more from Tea Forte. I adore everything I have ever tried from them, and this is no different. They have such a way with flavor combinations. This is minty and citrusy at the same time- two tastes that I’d have been a bit wary of pairing, but am loving nonetheless. Both are very well balanced- the mint hitting first, and the citrus hanging on a bit longer. This would be so nice as an iced tea. p.s. thank you to OttawaTea for letting me try this one!
My third in the TF sampler. A few months ago, I had mojitos in Boracay. That’s the best. There can only be one. Happy Hour from 2-8pm. 2 for 1 special. Lounge chair on the beach, 20ft from the water. Calamansi limes. Boracay sunset. Mmm…
…so I wasn’t expecting much from a marmalade mojito tea. Out of the packet it smelled like orange toothpaste. Kinda sweet in an artificial way. Kinda weak minty, like flavored toothpastes. It tastes the same as it smells. Spearmint dominates but the sweet orange comes through and mellows it out, with rooibos and honeybush adding more sweetness. It still reminds me of toothpaste. Or maybe the jelly filling in those orange-mint chocolates that I see around Christmas time. It’s good, but not mojito good – by any mojito standard, not just Boracay mojitos.
Most mojitos I’ve had use lemon, lime, and mint (which type of mint depends on the place). The flavors create kind of a sharp punch. Tart, minty, refreshing. The sweet orange in this tea mellows out the flavor combo and the spearmint is a weak, sweeter mint to begin with. Overall, it’s a sweet, pleasant dessert tea. A mojito, it is not.
I was so worried about trying another Tea Forte sample. I just haven’t been enjoying the single-steep samples! Waiting for it to finish brewing, I prepared myself for the worst. Maybe I just don’t like tisanes….
I do though! This tastes super yummy! The orange and mint lingers on my tongue. Scrumptious!
I tried this tea as part of the Tea Forte Herbal Retreat Single Steeps Sampler. The aroma of tea was very spearminty (which I appreciate, I love spearmint, but not a big peppermint fan – weird I know) with a back note of sweet orange. I was enthralled by the aroma!
Upon tasting, the tea was much more minty than I thought it would be – I thought that the orange flavour would come through a bit more after steeping. That being said, as I drank the cup, the tea grew on me more and more and I found myself really enjoying the cup. I would have liked a bit more orange flavour, but overall it was a really good herbal tea – perfect for relaxing after a long day. I’ll most likely purchase this for my tea cupboard in the future but it won’t be a daily tea for me.
I’m drinking this tea as I type. It’s about 9:45 p.m. and I have a strict no caffeine rule after 6 p.m.
Anyway, this is a good tea. It’s the perfect blend of orange and mint. Tea Forte did well striking the balance without this tasting artificial. Here’s the thing: mojitos are my favorite mixed drink. I would LOVE to try this tea with lime rather than orange. Although I enjoy oranges and mint on their own, I don’t adore the combination. It’s not bad. It’s just not fabulous. I’m glad I tried the combination, though.
The fact that this is a reasonably priced fair trade and organic tea is a huge bonus. It’s also a nice change to the chamomile and peppermint teas I normally drink at night. This is worth a try if you’re considering buying it.
So! Forgive me for posting this a day late, but I did try the Mojito Marmalade sample that Tea Forte sent out. I had some apprehensions about this tea because I’m not a huge fan of orange and mint together. It reminds me too much of a stomach med my mother used to spoon into me. However, I pushed those pre-conceived notions aside because you never know if you will love a tea based on the description. Only on the taste. So I set up my water, grabbed my infuser and then ripped this one open.
The first thing I noted was that the tea smelled more like Citron than actual oranges. I work at a spice store and we have orange peel. This orange peel didn’t smell fresh at all to my nose, but bitter. I also detected other citrus flavors underneath the aroma, sort of a lemon something.
It brewed up to a beautiful dark brown with orange tints and was much lighter in color than I’d been expecting. My first taste was of a very strong mint. On the back of the sip I could taste the orange. I did not know before this tea that I really do not like orange and mint together in a tea. AT ALL.
All the mojitos I’ve ever had were with lime, not orange. There was just something…off about the orange and the mint for me. I love mint! And I love Oranges! Just…not together. I wish there had been some cloves, or that the oranges had been swapped for limes or lemons. I wish that this tea was mint julep instead of Mojito Marmalade.
So to rescue the cup, I added some sugar. After all, whoever liked sugarfree marmalade? And since when do Mojitos not have sweetness to play off the rum, lime and mint? I appreciate the sample and the experience. I feel like even when I drink a tea that I don’t like, I learn something more about tea and where my tastes are.
If you are a person who loves citrus and mint, you will adore this tea. Its not bad in terms of flavor, but it just wasn’t to my taste.
The steeped scent is mostly spearmint. I can’t really pick up anything else. But it’s pleasant so far.
On first sipping, I’m getting much more mojito than marmalade. There’s no noticeable citrus or sweetness, just a pleasant spearmint flavor.
I was thinking that as it cooled more of the other flavors would come out to balance it, but so far no. I would just rate this as a decent spearmint tea.