blueberry merlot tea

Deep taste of succulent summer-sweet blueberries with a wisp of sage to heighten an excellent cup of blueberry tea. Corkscrew not required.
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Blueberry Merlot Tea

Customer Reviews

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser |4 of 5 stars

Steeping Guidelines

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.


organic rosehips, organic hibiscus, organic blueberries, organic sage, natural blueberry flavor, organic cornflower blossoms

Caffeine Level

Naturally Caffeine-Free
Naturally Caffeine-Free


Fair Trade Certified, Kosher Certified, USDA Organic

Fair Trade Certified Kosher Certified USDA Organic
Blueberry Merlot Tea
Organic rosehips & hibiscus from Argentina, organic blueberries from Albania, organic cornflower petals from Chile

Did You Know?

The Latin name for sage is salvia which means to heal.

More Info

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.

Tasting Notes:

  • 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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Event Box

blueberry merlot tea event box

48 pyramid infusers

Herbal Retreat Loose Tea Canister

blueberry merlot tea herbal retreat loose tea canister

50 servings

One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

blueberry merlot tea one pound loose tea pouch

160 servings

petite presentation box herbal retreat

herbal retreat petite presentation box

two pyramid infusers each: Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Cherry Cosmo, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Mojito Marmalade


presentation box herbal retreat

herbal retreat presentation box

four pyramid infusers each: Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Cherry Cosmo, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Mojito Marmalade


single steeps® tea chest herbal single steeps tea chest

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 tea chest herbal assortment

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 chest tea tasting assortment

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


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Customer Reviews (23) Write a review

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Deep, rich flavor

If you like blueberries you will love this tea. A flavorful treat!

09/01/16 | Judith, Tucson, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Very flovorful

I really enjoy this tea. Very relaxing.

08/12/16 | siobhan, marion, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love this tea

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.

07/25/16 | alicia, Hot Springs National Park, AR

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love how satisfying this is! The Merlot notes are there!

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)

07/15/16 | Anna, Bethesda, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love it!

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!!

06/28/15 | Judith, Palm Harbor, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great surprising flavors

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.

06/24/15 | Carole, McHenry, IL

infuser infuser infuser Would prefer more blueberry flavor

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.

01/04/15 | Noelle, Fulton, MO

infuser infuser infuser infuser Great with honey!

I was not a fan of this tea until I added honey. It makes a huge difference! Try it! Delicious!

11/19/14 | Shauna, Fremont, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Awesome Iced!

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!

07/21/14 | Eliza, Colorado Springs, CO

infuser Too much sage, not enough blueberry.

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.

05/14/14 | Bethany, Madison, WI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One of my Favorites!

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!

12/17/13 | Lynn, Upstate, NY

infuser infuser infuser A little odd for me.

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.

10/19/13 | Tonya, Williamston, SC

infuser smells like a blueberry pie, tastes gross

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.

09/10/13 | theresa , jacksonville, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Another fantastic tea!

This is such a warm and calming tea. I drink it in the evening when I'm winding down.

02/09/13 | Sharon, New York, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious but not for everyone

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!

02/09/13 | Johanna, Rochester, NH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Award-worthy

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.

01/05/13 | Cynthia , Cambridge, MA

infuser smell bad, taste bad

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.

10/24/12 | Tina, Austin, TX

infuser Didn't like it

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.

09/20/12 | ALANNA , Chicago, IL

infuser Sounds good, tastes bad

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.

09/10/12 | ALANNA , Chicago, IL

infuser Very Disappointing Taste - Misnamed

It tastes more like strong sage and moderate grape with a "wisp of" blueberry. Made me think of poultry seasoning.

07/02/12 | Gina, Newport Beach, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser At the top of my list

I love this tea and just to think. . . . it's ORGANIC!

04/21/12 | Sue, Tempe, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser Yummy!

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!!!

08/30/11 | Amber, Portland, OR

infuser infuser infuser infuser A very good blueberry tea.

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.

08/16/11 | April, Chelsea, AL