I just received the Wildflower Honey Citrus loose leaf tea canister as part of Tea Forté’s New York Botanical Garden collection. Breathing in the aroma from this tea was like inhaling a deep breath of spring! I had high hopes when I chose this as my first blend to sample from the collection, and this tea actually exceeded my expectations. I didn’t feel the need to add any sweetener, as the mellow warmth of honey in this blend provided the perfect hint of sweetness. The citrus is not at all overpowering and provided a wonderfully fresh counterpoint to the honey’s warmth. Along with Tea Forté’s jasmine tea, this is now one of my favorite green tea blends!
This tea has such an interesting blend of flavors and I love that they all work off of each other perfectly without any one flavor being overpowering. In particular I was worried about the citrus, since it is quite easy for that to take over, but glad it was not the case. Aside from the flavor, I was just energized and in a general good spirit after drinking this. I don't know if that came from the tea itself or just from my enjoyment of it, but that is always a welcome side effect.
This is a lovely green tea. I really enjoy citrus teas and the orange flavor is really wonderful. The wildflower honey seemed to temper the "green" in the tea and really won over this reluctant green tea drinker. I look forward to trying more green tea flavors soon because this is the first one I have really enjoyed.
Green teas are not my cup of tea. That is, not until I had Tea Forte’s Wildflower Honey Citrus tea. This tea amazes the taste buds - it has a faint sweet honey taste without being outright sweet or too honey tasting, and the citrus is beautifully balanced to give the green tea a light lift, which takes away from the greenish taste you usually get in a green tea. Overall, this tea has a pleasing freshness. I give it a resounding Yes, please!
I was able to sample this tea with the Soleil Single Steep Collection. I have not recently drank any green teas as I have preferred black and herbal teas, and didn’t realize how much I missed green teas until I had this one. You did get the hint of sweetness from the honey and the citrus was not overpowering. And as the tea cooled, the flavor developed even more. A little goes a long way (the tea leaves open up as it is steeped.) I appreciated that this is a tea that can be easily enjoyed without adding any sweetener and is brewed at a temperature which I can immediately sip and enjoy.
This came in the Soleil Presentation box and it was the first one I want to try and I just did and LOVE it! It has such a nice floral note to it and the green tea after taste is just perfect! I can taste a hint of sweetness from the honey citrus. I can't wait to try the rest of tea!