Tea Forté Blueberry Merlot – Overpriced Tomato Sauce

Tea Forte Blueberry Merlot - Reviewed on If Teacups Could Talk...Brand: Tea Forté

Flavour: Blueberry Merlot

Ingredients: Blueberry, cornflower petals, organic hisbiscus, rosehips, sage

Caffeine Factor: Caffeine-free

Organic Ingredients: 100%

Price Range: £48

Cups Per Box: 48 tea pyramids (can be rebrewed)

Review: This is one of the most expensive herbal teas we’ve ever seen!  Yes, it’s Fair Trade certified, but come on!  We only had this because we were given a free sample.  And thank goodness, because it is NOT worth the money.  We could hardly taste the blueberry; it was all hibiscus…but with a strange pasta-like aftertaste (presumably from the inclusion of sage).  It’s like drinking very tart tomato sauce.

Essentially, this is your standard fruit tea, with sage stupidly thrown in, packaged in a poncy upright bag (that won’t sink into the cup no matter how much water you pour on it, so you have to keep pushing it down with a spoon to get it to infuse), with a paper leaf tacked onto the top.  What on earth is the point?  You’re much better off buying Sainsbury’s Blackberry & Blueberry.  You can actually taste the fruit in that one, and a whole box costs about as much as one tea pyramid from Tea Forté.

Based on the ridiculous price alone, we are marking this AVOID.

Best time of year to drink this: Never

Best time of day to drink this: Never

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