Thursday, May 31, 2012
Thursday Tea Time
This week - Tea Forte' Herbal Retreat "Cherry Cosmo" organic relaxation tea
Cost: $5.99 at Central Market
Number of teabags: 15
Type of tea: Herbal
Steeping time: 5 minutes
Add ins: As is (awful), a bit of Stevia (astringent and sour), a teaspoonful of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's fat free/sugar free vanilla powder (yuck!)
Teabag fragrance: Disconcertingly odd
Ingredients: Organic rose hips, hibiscus, apple pieces, natural cherry flavor, raspberries and other natural flavors.
Opinion: For starters, a pretty tin box and hence the .5 on the rating. The silky teabags were filled with bits of fruit and looked promising, but the scent was...oddly musty? Hard to describe. Like the house of a crazy old great aunt you didn't like to visit? If she were to offer you tea, this would be it. Blech! It held such promise, I liked all the ingredients. It brewed to a pretty deep pink. Maybe it might be better iced, with lots and lots of sugar, which eliminates it from my running. "The deliciously relaxing taste of sweet plump cherries with a fragrant delighting of hibiscus blossoms and faint whispers of raspberry." The pretty tin box lied.