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.
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Tea type: Fair Trade Certified™ organic herbal tea
Tea Forté Blueberry Merlot, voted "Best Herbal Tea in North America" by the World Tea Expo, is lush with the taste of organic succulent summer-sweet blueberries, organic hibiscus and organic rosehips, for a naturally caffeine-free way to enjoy the day. This signature full-bodied blueberry tea is artisan crafted melding into a subtle union the health-boosting antioxidant properties of wild blueberries with Mediterranean sage to provide a slightly minty finish for this tart-sweet, savory, drink. Organic sage is a member of the mint family and contains a variety of antioxidants in the form of volatile oils, flavonoids and phenolic acids. A relaxing fruity and fun steep that should be used to uncork anytime of the day. This is an excellent blueberry tea to have over ice.
- Flavor: tart with sweetness of fresh berries and spicy undertone
- Aroma: fruity, intriguing with a wisp of sage
- Color: bright, buoyant
- Strength: full- bodied
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herbal retreat single steeps® sampler
three pouches of each: Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Cherry Cosmo, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Mojito Marmalade
herbal retreat petite presentation box
two pyramid infusers each: Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Cherry Cosmo, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Mojito Marmalade
herbal retreat presentation box
four pyramid infusers each: Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Cherry Cosmo, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Mojito Marmalade
herbal single steeps tea chest single steeps® tea chest
28 pre-portioned pouches, two of each blend: African Solstice, Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Cosmo, Ginger Lemongrass, Harvest Apple Spice, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Lemon Lavender, Mojito Marmalade, Raspberry Nectar, Strawberry Apple, Swiss Apple, and Winter Chai
tea chest herbal assortment tea chest
40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Apricot Amaretto, Belgian Mint, Blueberry Merlot, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Cosmo, Citrus Mint, Coco Truffle, Ginger Lemongrass, Harvest Apple Spice, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Lemon Lavender, Lemon Vervain, Mojito Marmalade, Peach Jubilee Tea, Raspberry Nectar, Spiced Ginger Plum, Swiss Apple, Wild Berry Hibiscus, Winter Chai
tea chest tea tasting assortment tea chest
40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Black Currant, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Chamomile Citron, Citrus Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Formosa Oolong, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Hazelnut Truffle, Jasmine Green, Lemon Sorbetti, Orchid Vanilla, Raspberry Nectar, Sencha, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear
Customer Reviews (23) Write a review
If you like blueberries you will love this tea. A flavorful treat!
I really enjoy this tea. Very relaxing.
I absolutely love this tea. I hate getting down to the last cup. It's clearly not for everyone but if you steep this correctly and add honey it is a delight. I have a cup each morning.
This is just beautiful,with true merlot notes! Not sour at all, which is a danger for all tea that's based on hibiscus (if this is, not sure but these types of tea usually are)
I am currently trying one of your sampler packages. Your Blueberry Merlot has a very, very unique taste! I use a few drops of liquid Stevia and wait till my cup of tea is warm -- By waiting, your tea(s) are so flavorful & this tea has a wonderful full-bodied taste. Kudos!!
I had the blueberry on a trip to Florida and that got me to the Tea Forte site. Since then I have fallen in love with the Mojito Marmalade and really like several others. My daughter is now buying it also.
Tried it iced and I agree with a previous reviewer that the blueberries are a little overpowered by the sage. I will try it with honey on my next attempt as another reviewer suggested.
I was not a fan of this tea until I added honey. It makes a huge difference! Try it! Delicious!
This reminds me of a tart blueberry lemonade when iced! Love the addition of sage! Honestly, this tea was subtle and wonderful! One of my favorites!
I was very disappointed with the flavor of this tea. I love blueberries, and this tastes nothing like them. If the flavor profile could be changed I would try this one again.
I first tasted this in the single steep sampler pack and couldn't keep it to myself! I had to give one to my mom and my tea enthusiest friend! We all love this tea. We add 4 drops of liquid stevia to balance the tartness of the blueberries! Perfect balance of sweetness and tart, an excellent cup of tea!
This tea would probably be more palatable to me if not for the overpowering flavour of the sage. It doesn't taste like blueberries in my opinion, but it's still drinkable--but definitely not a first choice for me. I personally don't understand how it won an award.
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 such a warm and calming tea. I drink it in the evening when I'm winding down.
I found this tea to be wonderful, but my boyfriend just thought it was okay. The tea is on the more tart side, as opposed to many blueberry drinks that are made to be too sweet. The berry flavor is very bold. I definitely think the merlot aspect adds to the tartness and boldness of the tea. If you like a strong tea, then this is for you!
I've enjoyed this tea long before the judges handed over their award and it comes as no surprise. Loads of blueberry flavor, including a complex tartness that is rounded in a lovely way by the sage. Perfect.
I have always been a big fan of Tea Forte and I especially love the herbal tea of Tea Forte. A very positive experience so far until we tried this award-winning tea. The hibiscus smell is way too sharp. A Disappointment to us.
I'm a big Tea Forte customer and a big Tea Forte fan. I couldn't wait to try this tea because of its award-winner status, but when I tried it the flavor was sour and very peculiar. The other teas in the Herbal Retreat box were excellent.
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.
It tastes more like strong sage and moderate grape with a "wisp of" blueberry. Made me think of poultry seasoning.
I love this tea and just to think. . . . it's ORGANIC!
I like this tea because it does remind me of a merlot. And since I can't drink because I just had a little one, this is so very satisfying! It's sweet just enough, and I had three cups of it in one day! It's one of my new faves! Only thing is it is a little light to me. I like my tea stronger. But no worries, I just added more than the recommended amount! Yummy!!!
So its Tuesday and I am ready for my second go at the Tea Forte samples that I was sent. Today’s tea is the Blueberry Merlot. Opening the package, my first smell impression is the blueberry. I can also smell the rosehips and sage pretty strongly through the blend. I’m smelling something that smells a bit like currant, so that could be the merlot coming through. Water is going to be boiling and the steep is going to be 5 minutes since that is what the package recommends. When the tea brews, it comes out very dark purple, almost like a wine! The smell isn’t very strong in terms of blueberry, but I’m looking forward to the first sip. But oh! It is in the first sip. My tongue exploded with that blueberry flavor…oh and the second too. Alright, so far, out of the five teas that I received from Tea Forte, this is my favorite. I am going to have to buy some more of this one. I also really like it because it doesn’t need any sweetness added. That blueberry really just gives it exactly what it needs. The more I drink, the more I like. I can also taste something of a currant something in the aftersip. The aftertaste is also a really fruity blueberry. Its official. I want some more of this one.