Now that I’ve dumped the contents of the Tea forté Herbal Retreat Organic Relaxation sampler box into one of my Tupperware storage boxes, opening the lid results in an explosive floral assault… and it’s quite wonderful.
Today I’m enjoying Tea forté’s Mojito Marmalade, a fascinating Herbal. I can imagine how someone might arrive at the idea of calling it a mix between a marmalade and a mojito if they merely smelled the freshly brewed tisane. Mojito Marmalade has quite the spicy/citrusy aroma, with individual scents difficult to place. The crazy thing about Mojito Marmalade though is that it doesn’t really taste anything like marmalade or mojito. Instead, we’re treated to a spearmint and rooibos medley. Which isn’t to say it’s necessarily an unwelcome flavor: the spearmint flavor holds on far longer than I would have thought, and it doesn’t give way to a honey-like aftertaste the way many rooibos combinations tend to. Mojito Marmalade’s “zesty” (not quite to the level of being spicey) flavor is obviously the result of orange zest.
I don’t myself particularly love the tea, but it is definitely original and spunky. Additionally, although I’m not a big fan of any tea sold in teabags, Tea forté’s pyramidal silk pouches are growing on me.
- Aroma – 88
- Taste – 86
- Texture – 80
- Spunk – 95
- Price – 60 (impossible to sample without spending at least $12)
- Availability – 91
- Appearance – 88
Mean score – 84% satisfaction