Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday Tea Time
This week - Tea Forte' Cherry Marzipan
Cost: $6.99 at Central Market in Austin
Number of teabags: 16 "eco" teabags(So much for "eco" when they are sealed in a paper foil-lined packet?)
Caffeine: Yes, "Moderate" per the website
Type of tea: Green
Steeping time: Per label 3-5 minutes, I did 5
Add ins: By itself or with a little splash of fat free half and half, half a packet of Stevia
Teabag fragrance: Very cherry almond-y. Like Jergens lotion, original scent!
Ingredients: Organic green tea, Fair Trade Certified™ organic green tea, organic rooibos, natural cherry flavor, organic raspberry leaves, natural almond flavor, natural flavoring (berry), organic acerola cherry extract, (organic acerola, organic maltodextrin)
Opinion: Right on the front of the box it says, "green tea for corrective repair - a skin-smart antioxidant amplifier tea" Apparently the acerola cherry helps combat aging cellular damage, is packed with antioxidants and a rich source of Vitamin C. Which Tea Forte' says is vital to the production of collagen for healthier, younger-looking skin. The fountain of youth in a teacup. Or mug in my case, with two eco teabags doing their magic. Usually I am a bit hesitant with cherry teas - antixoxidants or not, with fears founded of them tasting too much like Robitussin cough syrup. No fear here. This is a good-tasting tea with a nice almond kick. I look forward to trying it iced.