Steep for 5 minutes, 208°F
For stronger flavor, steep longer.
For loose leaf herbal iced teas, use 3 tsp per 8oz glass and double the steep time.
Herbal teas, technically speaking, are not true teas as they are not a product of the Camellia sinensis plant. They are properly referred to as "tisanes" or infusions, crafted from dried herbs, flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and fruit. Like tea, herbal infusions have been consumed for centuries as healing tonics to lift the spirit and enhance well-being. Our Herbal blends are hand crafted with artisan care and a vast knowledge of how theantioxidant properties and therapeutic applications ofpure, fresh herbs, flowers, and botanicals, deliver delicious healthful infusions that can delight both mind and body.
Average Customer Rating
Amazing! I love this tea!
The loose leaf crimson nectar has a lovely rich color and fragrant scent. To me, it tastes like fresh strawberries or sweet apple pie. It is my new favorite!!! Fantastic iced.
6/5/14 | Jennifer, Bristol, RI
This rich hibiscus blend has a fantastic array of flavors. The apples and oranges layer wonderfully over the hibiscus and rose buds, and the cinnamon provides a perfect finish. Without question, one of my favorite herbal teas.
2/18/13 | Matt, Boulder, CO
This is one of the best herbal teas I've had in a long time. It smells heavenly and has a wonderful finish. Seriously fantastic.
1/8/13 | Kate, Huntsville, AL
Best Tea Ever
I had this for the first time at my golf club, it is the best tea ever! Crimson Nectar is the perfect balance of sweetness and zing! Thank you TeaForte! My only complaint is it doesn't come in the convenient tea pyramid bags!
1/21/12 | Amanda , Cave Creek, AZ
This is by far the best cup of tea I've had in some time :) Received it as a gift as I am an herbal tea connoisseur (or so I thought) Cannot believe I've been missing out on this variety :) Great product!! Sweet; Red; and soothing for any time of day! YUM!
12/27/10 | Cori, Harrisville, PA
OMG! What a delightful surprise
Crimson nectar is one of my fav. teas. I was suprised to find out it is only in the winter collection. I want it all year round. A very zingy and refreshing flavor. If you need a little something different and satisfying without the calories this is the one.
1/24/10 | Laura, Bethany, LA
The Best tea I've ever had!
This was a real surprise. A unique package with a little leaf on top caught my eyes at a church meeting. I waited with anticipation as it steeped. I was well rewarded with the full and delightful flavours of this tea. I look for it every time I go shopping and finally found it. Lucky me! and you when you give it a try! First taste: Oct 2009
1/2/10 | Satyakaam, Toronto, Canada
FABULOUS FLAVOR... A REFRESHING COMBINATION...MY NEW FAVORITE TEA....I HOPE IT WILL BE AVAILABLE YEARROUND.... DONNA M
1/2/10 | donna, EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA
AMAZING and should be offered year round!!!
This is one of the most wonderful tasting teas I have ever tasted! The mix of flavors makes every tastebud in my mouth smile and the smell of this tea is incredible! I will have to buy lots of this over the holiday season, as it is a limited edition. :-( I will eagerly await for Tea Forte to discover that this would be a fabulous summertime flavor also....over ice! Yes, I have had it both hot and cold and highly recommend you try it both ways. I have already turned 4 of my friends on to this flavor and they agree!
11/21/09 | Lisa, Gilbert, AZ
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.