I usually stick to the white and green tea lines. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the black tea-Darjeeling sample. It was much fruitier than expected. All others were very light, floral and a wonderful nod to my evening palette. Cherry Blossom and Hibiscus are my top faves, but all flavors are amazing.
The Soleil sampler offers a wide variety for a tea lover. While I am willing to try new items, had I not received the sampler I may not have tried Vanilla Rose- I was impressed by the notes. The tea was quite delicious- not overly floral nor too sweet. This sampler is great for anyone who enjoys fruity and floral teas.
Another beautiful collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden, this box provides a collection of a variety of teas all tied together in its floral notes. (1x black, 2x green, 1x white, and 1x herbal.) This gourmet tea sampler is made with the same care and beautiful packaging as the pyramid teas. Perfectly paired with the Kati Cup, the single steep packaging make it very convenient to always have the perfect amount of tea or even just bring tea on the go. (I actually didn’t realize that I had been using more tea that I needed to until I was able to try the pre-portioned pouches of tea.) In this collection, two new flavors are provided, Wildflower Honey Citrus and Vanilla Rose. Just trying out the sampler for the two new flavors is worth it. The Wildflower Honey Citrus made me fall in love with green tea all over again. The citrus isn’t overpowering and you get a hint of honey, showcasing the green tea. The Vanilla Rose has a unique and distinct vanilla, rose flavor that is reminiscent of what I think one would have for tea time with Parisian Patisserie. (Both teas are delicate and care should be given to not burn it.) This collection is thoughtful in its flavors and presentation and supports the NYBG’s work. Another example of why Tea Forte is the leader in tea compilations.