I have been buying tea from Tea Forte for years and my mom before me. Neither one of us can drink the blueberry merlot. It says a touch of sage but that is all we can taste. The day we received it we instantly made our cups; such a disappointment. I sent a email that day to customer service and did not hear back.
While I recognize this may be some people's favorite I love the other flavors I own like ginger lemongrass, raspberry ganache, Belgian mint.. And feel it should be known that I am a tea enthusiast! This one tasted quite bad. Not sure if I got an off batch because the reviews are singing! But I felt like this was an odd mix of flavors. I took about 3 sips and it didn't get better on my pallet, if anything it got worse so I dumped it out and made a cup of ginger lemongrass! Pure heaven!!. :( wanted to love it! But like I said, to each their own!
Please to do not waste your money! I saw the award it received and decided to take a chance, and i lost. At first it smell delicious, and i thought, "ooh this will be good!" It literally tasted like sour hot wine... minus the alcohol, which i would need to drink a cup of this! Its just not good, plain and simple.
This is the third tea I've tried from the Herbal Retreat box. The first two -- apricot amaretto and mojito marmalade-- were beyond delicious so I could not wait to try this one. Unfortunately, it tastes nothing like blueberries. It tastes bad. I've tried using sweetener, and not using sweetener. I'm very surprised this tea won some kind of award. My request to Tea Forte: Develop a blueberry tea that really tastes like blueberries and that can be enjoyed as much as the other teas in the box.
Blueberry merlot has fresh fruit flavors and a beautiful appearance. But I remember Spiced Ginger Plum and that's still my favorite. Is it a seasonal tea? If so, I can't wait to order it again. In the meantime the single steeps chest introduced me to Harvest Apple Spice and the wonderful warming baking spices won me over.