Green Tea

A defense-strengthening blend featuring echinacea, ginger and elderberry.

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: Sweet rose with underlying notes of warming spice. Spicy-ginger at the finish with berry undertones.
Aroma: Sweet, fruity rose with notes of ginger
Color: Reddish
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About Defense

Tea Type : Green Tea

Few things are as important to overall wellness as strengthening natural defenses, and what could be more beautiful than a daily tea ritual to build up our defenses? Tea Forté Defense supports the body’s ability to protect itself with its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory blend of echinacea, ginger and elderberry while delighting your palate. Thanks to its abundance of antioxidants, a daily cup of this organic green tea strengthens your natural defenses while delighting your palate.

Read more about Defense:
  • Tea Blend Spotlight: Defense
  • Introducing the Wellbeing Collection
  • Steeping instructions

    1. Bring fresh, cold water to a near boil (175˚F).
    2. Place 1 teaspoon of tea in a cup and pour 8 ounces of water over the leaves.
    3. Steep for 2-3 minutes.
    4. Enjoy!

    For loose leaf iced teas, use 3 tsp per 8-ounce glass and double the steep time.

    Tasting Notes

    Flavor: Sweet rose with underlying notes of warming spice. Spicy-ginger at the finish with berry undertones.
    Aroma: Sweet, fruity rose with notes of ginger
    Color: Reddish


    • Organic green tea
    • Organic ginger
    • Organic licorice root
    • Organic beetroot
    • Organic lemongrass
    • Organic lemon balm
    • Natural flavors
    • Organic echinacea
    • Organic elderberry
    • Organic rose petals

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Anna M.
      Verified Buyer

      Doesn’t tastes as good

      I love almost all the teas and I tried them all . This one just didn’t like at all .

      03/22/21 | SEVEN FIELDS, PA
    2. Sherry M.
      Verified Buyer

      No covid

      love this tea! Taste great and I’m doing everything I can to build and keep a healthy immune system. Will most definitely buy this tea again

      02/10/21 | Lake Charles, LA
    3. Tena L.
      Verified Buyer

      NEW Defense

      I had my first cup of this new blend this morning. First the aroma is wonderful. Great balanced flavor. Loved it. I think it's my new favorite.

      02/02/21 | Mission Viejo, CA
    4. Monica M.
      Verified Buyer

      Defense Green Tea

      I ordered this new tea based on the description. I was a little skeptical as could it really match such a desirable description? From the first sip of my first cup, I was so pleasantly surprised. It was the perfect mix of green with substance. It was delicious & did match its description! I really felt great the day after each afternoon indulgence of Defense tea. I highly recommend this tea. (I consider myself a tea snob!)

      01/28/21 | HINGHAM, MA
    5. Ulrike S.
      Verified Buyer

      My favorite tea

      This tea is a hug in a mug so flavorful and tasty

      01/28/21 | El Paso, TX
    6. Melissa L.
      Verified Buyer

      Good over ice

      I drink this hot or cold. It’s refreshing served cold over ice.

      01/28/21 | Evanston, IL
    7. Tina T.
      Verified Buyer


      I really have enjoyed tasting the new flavors for the Wellbeing collection. Defense has to be my favorite!!

      01/28/21 | West Lafayette, IN
    8. Helen G.
      Tea Forté Connoisseur Tea Forté Connoisseur

      Great Immune System Booster but Tastes Bitter

      I'm a huge fan of the healthy products and natural ways to boost your immune system so I was super excited to try the Defense green tea from the new Wellbeing Collection. The ingredients are all from a super-foods category: green tea, echinacea and elderberry. Hey common cold, get ready to take a punch! This green tea blend is a great way to naturally boost your health... and it also tastes, well "healthy". I'm not sure which ingredient in particular, my suspicion falls on the beetroot one, brings a lot of bitterness to the taste. As the Defense tea blend wouldn't be my favorite cup of tea on a cold winter night, it would do just perfect on the winter night when you are sick in bed with a common cold where fast recovery is bigger priority than taste.

      01/23/21 | Houston, TX
    9. Claudia Q.
      Tea Forté Connoisseur Tea Forté Connoisseur

      A balanced tea

      Defense tea is a fruity yet bitter tea that walks a fine line between these two extremes and manages to produce a nice flavor that rejuvenates the body and clears the mind. There's a hint of sweetness while drinking that almost makes you forget that you're drinking tea, but the bitterness keeps you grounded and the harmony of these two flavors is what provides a truly pleasant experience.

      12/23/20 | Tucson, AZ
    10. Sara N.
      Tea Forté Connoisseur Tea Forté Connoisseur

      A Healthy Boost

      I’m so excited about the Wellbeing Collection and have been trying each of the five tea blends over the past few days. What perfect timing! With the occasional stress of the holidays, as well as my plans to eat more healthily and detox my system afterward, I know I’ll be having at least one or two of these new blends each day. I love having them in the loose leaf tins, since they make it more economical to indulge in a cup or two whenever I’d like. This new Defense green tea blend has become a daily ritual for me — not only is it delicious, but many of the ingredients like echinacea and ginger are great home remedies for strengthening the immune system and warding off colds. The ginger and licorice root also give this tea a lovely warm, slightly spicy flavor, with floral undertones provided by the rose petals. After trying each of the five Wellbeing blends, Defense has become one of my two personal favorites, along with Radiance (an herbal tisane), which I highly recommend as well. You can’t go wrong with any of the teas in this new collection — I love that they’re delicious and also provide benefits for your body!

      12/22/20 | Columbus, OH