This is my 4th review in a series of six Skin Smart Beauty Tea Samples
Experience buying from Tea Forté: Good. Website is very colorful and easy to navigate. Sent free samples after responding to an invitation on Steepster. Package came in reasonable amount of time. Other than sending my address, no e-mail or phone contact.
Age of leaf: Unknown. Steeped within weeks of receiving.
Packaging: Colorful: each tea came attached to a colorful paper backing labeled as a "Skin Smart” sampler. Each tea bag comes in standard tea bag packaging, with a picture of the flavors that the tea replicates prominently displayed on it. The tea bags themselves look like standard paper teabags with a small Tea Forté label and string attached to the bag by a staple.
Dry leaf in the bag: Good, strong cinnamon smell.
Brewing guidelines: in a ceramic cup with a touch of Stevia.
……………1st (and only): Boiling, 4’
Color of liquor: honey color, tending toward red.
Flavor: Apple flavors come though, but the cinnamon flavor is stronger (yet, not overpowering).
Value: I am grateful for the free sample (thank you Cindy at Tea Forté!), but their price on their website is more than I would be willing to pay if I purchased it.
Overall: I really liked the cinnamon smell. And I did like the taste of both cinnamon and apple in the tea liquor. This was a little better tasting than the Honey Yuzu for me. This is a tea I could enjoy drinking.