Citrus, quince, and hibiscus lend balance to a prized black tea.
1. Heat water to 208˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
My favorite Tea Forte tea is Darjeeling Quince. I have been waiting for notification that it is in stock since March. I was informed on July 28 that it was available and immediately logged in and purchased it! Everything about the order was as expected with no issues. I don’t know if the tea is seasonal or just very popular, but the only complaint that I have about this tea and Tea Forte is that my favorite tea isn’t always available when I run out.
This tea combines citrus, quince and hibiscus with a lighter black tea. Quince is a fruit in the same family as apples and pears. It usually isn't eaten raw but instead tends to be cooked and used in jams and jellies. The aroma of the tea is primarily a citrus black, with a little hint of something that is probably the quince (because it definitely isn't hibiscus). The taste continues the emphasis on citrus, with the quince playing second fiddle and the hibiscus thankfully coming in a distant third. I wish the tea itself were a little stronger player, but that is likely a personal taste issue as I tend to love darker teas. This is a solid B+ tea, tasty but not overly complicated. It's also likely to be a good starter tea for someone looking to venture beyond basic blacks, as it's not too heavily scented or flowery.