Tea Company: Tea Forte (website)
Ingredients: rooibos, elderberries, rosehip, blueberries, mallow flowers, rose petals, flavoring
Vendor Suggested Preparation: 5 minutes, boiling water
Tonight, I need to relax so I’ve chosen two decaf teas from Tea Forte.
Pulling out my specially made Tea Forte cup with it’s perfect little hole in the lid, getting set to try their African Solstice. Love rooibos in the evening and this blend smells delicious. I’ve failed with some other Tea Forte pyramid teas in the past because it just never seemed that there was enough room for the leaves to steep properly, this one I hope is going to be different. I can’t see the rooibos clearing enough (through the pyramid) to tell what grade it is but I’m hoping the needles are long enough to not sneak through the mesh. The dry tea smells only of rooibos, can’t smell any of the other ingredients.
Steeped it per their instructions, and now I am starting to smell the berries and the flowers in the pyramid sneaking through the hole in the teacup lid. Taking the lid off and now I’m getting hit with a smell of vanilla and berries. Brews up a nice dark red with a negligible amount of dust. Tastes good but the flowers are a bit overpowering, still a soothing rooibos with a berry twist. Well suited to the shape of the pyramid, dancing rooibos is such a sight.
You can purchase the African Solstice directly from the Tea Forte website.
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