These teas smell stout in the tin, but do not brew a strong flavor. They taste delicious and are perfect if you like a light brew. I love the convenience of the staking tins. I like keeping the seasonal set together. The two bottom tins were hard to open and I lost several servings of the tea when trying to pry it open.
All three teas are delicious in different ways. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite, but it might be the Rooibos Raja Chai (great for when you don't want black tea). I love it and Vanilla Veda Chai with some milk and amber tea sugar. Tumeric Tantra Chai is good straight, soothing and restful, but for me, not a daily tea like the other two. The canisters are very difficult to open, except for the top one, and I would consider them a design flaw. Still, a nice gift to yourself or someone else.
I have been a tea drinker as long a I can remember. This past year a made the decision to schedule a 15 minute break in the mid morning and mid afternoon and REALLY ENJOY a cup of tea. I like black tea with a dash of milk for the morning and strong herbal chai with milk and a dash of sugar in the afternoon. I also made the decision to upgrade my mismatched, chipped tea cups, creamer and sugar, and tea pot. I had received some tea from Tea Forte as a birthday present last year. I started looking around the Tea Forte website and decided that I liked what I saw. I placed some orders for different types of tea as well as cups, tea pot, tray and sugar and creamer. I reordered the black tea sampler, loose tea pouches, and the loose leaf Chakra Tea Trio as these varieties are two favorite groups of teas. The teas are strong enough to re-use the leaves once or twice. I set up a space in my office and now I relax just looking at my Tea Forte corner.