Our Tea Blends
naturally healthy whole leaf teas

In addition to the health benefits that tea can provide, the herbs and flavorings in our blends may give you advantages. Learn more about some of your favorite Tea Forte blends and their ingredients:

African Solstice

Rooibos is a caffeine-free herb and rooibos and blueberries are both very rich in antioxidants. Rosehip is also used in many home remedies for the treatment of colds and stomach irritations.


Belgian Mint

Cacao has historically been used to improve digestion, combat fatigue, and to provide magnesium for the body. Peppermint oil may help with irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Many folk remedies have also relied on peppermint to treat nausea, cold symptoms, and indigestion.

Black Currant

Many folk remedies have relied on blackberry leaf to soothe sore throats and treat diarrhea.


Bombay Chai

Bombay Chai includes five important spices that can aid in health. Cinnamon may play a role in increasing insulin sensitivity, providing a potentially valuable tool in treating Type 2 diabetes. Traditionally it has also been suggested to aid with indigestion, heart burn and menorrhagia (heavy menstruation.) Cardamom and anise may both help alleviate gastrointestinal and stomach distress. Anise may also help with coughs. Clove oil is an extraordinarily strong antioxidant. Ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting when used for short periods of time. Researchers are currently studying potential role in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint and muscle pain.


Chamomile Citron

Some use chamomile to treat mouth ulcers, and, with other herbs, to relieve upset stomach and diarrhea in children.


Citrus Mint

Peppermint oil may help with irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Many folk remedies have also relied on peppermint to treat nausea, cold symptoms, and indigestion.


Coco Truffle

Cacao has historically been used to improve digestion, combat fatigue, and to provide magnesium to the body. Fennel, cardamom, and cinnamon, too, are thought to aid digestion. Cinnamon may also play a role in increasing insulin sensitivity, providing a potentially valuable tool in treating Type 2 diabetes. Ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting when used for short periods of time. Researchers are currently studying its potential role in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint and muscle pain. Clove oil is an extraordinarily strong antioxidant. Researchers are studying how licorice may assist with stomach ulcers.


Jasmine Green

Jasmine may help to put the body into a more relaxed state.


Raspberry Nectar

Hibiscus may assist in the treatment of hypertension according to new studies. Traditionally rosehip has been used in home remedies for the treatment of colds and stomach irritations. Many folk remedies have relied on blackberry leaf to soothe sore throats and treat diarrhea.


Sweet Orange Spice

Cinnamon may play a role in increasing insulin sensitivity, providing a potentially valuable tool in treating Type 2 diabetes. Traditionally it has also been suggested to aid with indigestion, heart burn and menorrhagia (heavy menstruation.) Anise may also help with gastrointestinal distress. Clove oil is an extraordinarily strong antioxidant. Ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting when used for short periods of time.


Vienna Cinnamon

Cinnamon may play a role in increasing insulin sensitivity, providing a potentially valuable tool in treating Type 2 diabetes. Traditionally it has also been suggested to aid with indigestion, heart burn and menorrhagia. Clove oil is an extraordinarily strong antioxidant.


White Ginger Pear

Ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting when used for short periods of time. It is possible that it can also improve nausea from other causes such as motion sickness, chemotherapy, and surgery. Researchers are currently studying its potential role in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint and muscle pain. Some believe that ginseng may help to protect your body from the effects of stress. Folk remedies sometimes use vervain to improve digestion.


Winter Chai

Rooibos is a caffeine-free herb that is rich in antioxidants. Cardamom may help alleviate gastrointestinal and stomach distress. Cinnamon may play a role in increasing insulin sensitivity, providing a potentially valuable tool in treating Type 2 diabetes. Traditionally it has also been suggested to aid with indigestion, heart burn and menorrhagia. Ginger can safely relieve pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting when used for short periods of time. It is possible that it can also improve nausea from other causes such as motion sickness, chemotherapy, and surgery. Researchers are currently studying its potential role in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or joint and muscle pain. Lemongrass may assist in calming the central nervous system.


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