I always liked the idea of a cup of tea in the afternoon. Sounds so civilized, but never seemed worth the effort in reality, UNTIL I ordered this set. I love the choices. Such a lovely assortment and nicely packaged. It's my daily afternoon treat now, and I will certainly be back for more. Very happy with this purchase.
I purchased the Warming Joy tea chest, and it more than met my satisfaction. First, the packaging was neat and pleasant to look at. The tea was arranged so that it was easy to select a flavor, and the names of each packet of tea were appealing and tantalizing. The color of the box and the bags were a lovely matching green. The tea, secondly, was robust and full of flavor. The caramel tasted like real caramel, and the blueberry tasted like blueberry! Each tea I found equally flavorful. Although I prefer some flavors above others, I must say that honestly, I like it! I like it!
Like all Tea Forte products everything about this collection is superb, from the elegant presentation chest to the individually boxed tea pyramids. The variety of flavors is wonderful and all taste delicious. We discovered Tea Forte at West Baden Springs Hotel last year. My mother who was still recovering from the death of my father after 65 years of marriage was not feeling up to coffee and so ordered tea. She was brought chamomile citron tea along with the darling solstice teapot and cup. It was the first time I'd seen her smile in months. Thereafter I went on a quest to find the solstice set and the tea. Since that time, every afternoon at 4:30 I serve her a different one of your teas in that pot with the matching cup and saucer and every time she sees me bringing the tea tray she smiles. It's one of the few things she smiles about. I have presented friends and neighbors with gift boxes of your teas and all have received rave reviews. We have not used any other teas except yours since we discovered Tea Forte and given the wide variety and types of teas you offer, I doubt we ever will.
This collection of teas has a nice balance of all types of teas (e.g., black, white, green) and flavors. The collection of teas indeed warm you during the cold fall/winter and the flavors are a nice balance of holiday and interesting flavors. I liked it so much I also bought the collection for my daughter and daughter-in-law as holiday gifts.