I first discovered Tea Forté when someone brought it to my attention to sell at my store, Caravan on Great Jones Street and it was a hit. It was a great gift item and it was a beautiful product. From that point I was hooked on this brand. I was just at my in-laws and they were serving it and I was so happy to see one of my favorite teas.
There website is filled with a ton of information : https://www.teaforte.com/
I was put in touch with the company about some of their newest launches and want to share that info with you now.
First a bit about the company – they work directly with growers that share their dedication and determination to producing the definitive expression of every type of tea. Their ingredients represent less than 1% of all the teas available worldwide.
Steeped in over 35 countries, Tea Forté is proudly featured at leading hotels, restaurants, resorts and retailers – and is the exclusive tea purveyor for the James Beard Foundation.
Tea Forté’s patented pyramid-shaped tea infuser is an elegant signature. Unwrap, steep and reveal the exquisite nature of the handpicked leaves, herbs, fruits and flowers within. Crafted with food safe, recyclable PET fibers, the pyramids are carefully folded into shape without the use of adhesives. It is also free of corn-derived PLA (polylactic acid) – meaning it does not contain any GMOs, and is gluten free.
There are so many benefits to drinking tea here are some behind some of the herbs:
I try a ton of tea and loved hearing about this one which is so different : BLEU
Sustainably sourced, all natural, caffeine-free with no artificial colors or ingredients, the strikingly intense visual experience of BLEU is matched by a symphony of taste, and orchestrated to offer a most beautiful, delicious cup. Butterfly Pea flowers give each BLEU infusion its vivid blue hue. The delicate, earthy flavor of this antioxidant-rich tropical perennial complements the organic herbs, fruits & flowers in these deliciously striking steeps. Includes an assortment of teas: Bleu Blossom, Bleu Blush, Bleu Ginger, Bleu Hibiscus, Bleu Mint.
For $22.00 you can buy a box of 10 steep teas or you can buy the single steeps box for $20.00
There are different shades of blue as you go and it is quite beautiful. This is caffeine – free so it is very relaxing and each one is a bit different naturally because of the mix. There is something for everyone – if you prefer more of a mint, more fruity, flowery etc. The first I tried was BLEU BLUSH which I enjoyed because you can taste a real blend of rose / chamomile and I had it after yoga.
Next up I tried their Matcha which I have tried some of them before but not all so this was a great treat. Adhering to the centuries-old Japanese art of practice and perfection, this spring harvested, shade grown, stone-ground matcha delivers bountiful health and enlivening energy. Matcha is traditionally served using a ceremonial tea bowl, bamboo whisk, and measuring ladle.
I just watched the recent season of Mozart in the Jungle where they go to Japan and had a traditional tea ceremony and it reminded me of my time in Japan when my friend Jen took me for a tea ceremony and it was one of my favorite parts of the trip. I have loved Matcha every since my travels in 2001 from getting “matcha ice cream” to having a very traditional beautiful ceremony it is just calming and there are so many health benefits to this green tea. I love that Tea Forté offers straight up Matcha and then chocolate, ginger, coconut and my favorite Chai Matcha – Chai and Matcha are my two favorite types of tea so I am a bit addicted to this tea blend. Again you can purchase in single steeps or with the infusers.
A beautiful gift for a tea lover or Matcha lover that is legitimate is this
Buy for $65.00 the beautiful set – a ceremonial bowl set to ensure the full traditional experience. The handmade bamboo whisk, tea bowl, and measuring ladle are guaranteed to create a beautiful serving of tea, as well as a peaceful moment.
This set includes a handmade bamboo whisk (called a chasen), a tea bowl (matcha-chawan), and a measuring ladle (chashaku).
You can combine that with the matcha blends in our Matcha Single Steeps® Sampler.
This is a beautiful gift for a new house, wedding gift, shower gift etc.
Beyond Matcha my other favorite tea is Chai and I love this blended with a lot of spice. Their Chai Teas are blended with exotic spices & herbs such as cardomom, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. They offer black tea options like Bombay Chai for a robust early morning wake up, as well as a zesty, caffeine-free options such as Winter Chai, for evenings when you want the great taste of chai without the caffeine. They call this collection CHAKRA and again it ranges from $20 – $34.00 and makes for an incredible gift.
I have been looking for a new steeping cup for a bit – I have a few and they always have issues with spilling or tea sneaking into the cup but this one works really beautifully –
their double-wall ( so your hand doesn’t feel like it is burning) ceramic tumbler and integrated stainless steel infuser make brewing loose tea by the cup simple. The innovative double-wall construction keeps tea hot and the tumbler cozy to hold. Brews a generous 12oz. Cup and lid are dishwasher and microwave safe. This is a tremendous gift for the tea lover in your life for $20.00. Trust me this is awesome.