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Tea Blend Spotlight: Vanilla Rose
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Tea Blend Spotlight: Vanilla Rose

4 min Min Read | March 23, 2021

Tea Forté is pleased to announce the launch of two new organic tea blends curated especially for the limited-edition Soleil Collection, a sublime quintet of bright, sunny teas and tisanes released this spring in collaboration with The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). The first of these two blends is Wildflower Honey Citrus; the second is Vanilla Rose, a delicate white tea pairing a familiar culinary favorite with the soft beauty of rose petals. Showcasing the natural aromatics and sumptuous flavors of spring's bounty, it serves as a celebration of the sun itself.

Vanilla Rose encompasses the elegance of English roses with the indulgence of vanilla-dusted sweets at a spring garden party.

ORGANIC BOTANICAL TEA

Vanilla Rose brings together a host of thoughtfully-selected ingredients harvested this spring as a direct result of the sun's warmth. Organic white tea leaves are sweetened with comforting vanilla and paired with elegant rose petals, delighting all the senses with its thoughtful composition. White tea's light touch of caffeine provides a gentle lift in energy, perfect for a mid-morning ritual or afternoon pick-me-up. USDA Organic and Kosher certified Vanilla Rose is available in pyramid infusers as part of this year's NYBG collection, as well as on its own in loose-leaf form.

THE SOLEIL COLLECTION

Vanilla Rose is one of two new tea blends curated specifically to evoke the blooms of the New York Botanical Garden, especially for the Soleil Collection. This collection is the third installment in an annual series of collaborations between Tea Forté and the NYBG, including 2020's Fleur Collection and 2019's Jardin Collection. All blends in the Soleil Collection are USDA Organic and Kosher certified. As ever, a portion of each sale supports the NYBG’s horticulture, conservation, education and research efforts.

This elegant blend joins its counterpart, an ethereal new Wildflower Honey Citrus green tea blend, alongside three classic favorites to round out the Soleil Collection. Cherry Blossom is a joyous pairing of tart cherries, flowers, and elegant green tea leaves; Darjeeling Quince is a prized black tea brightened by citrus, quince, and tart flower petals; and Wild Berry Hibiscus is a berry-kissed tisane balanced with hibiscus and rosehip. Every ingredient in the collection is a celebration of the season's sun-drenched harvest, and the collection’s components are packaged in custom botanical artwork composed of pieces from the NYBG’s archives. The collection's blends are available in a variety of special product groupings, as well as for individual purchase.

To experience the beauty of the Vanilla Rose blend and Soleil Collection for yourself, click here.

COMING UP ROSES

Vanilla Rose's fragrance and flavor evoke the feeling of a sunny spring afternoon stroll on the grounds of NYBG's Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, where more than 650 varieties of roses are in peak bloom between May and October. The Rose Garden features dazzling modern selections alongside heirloom varieties selected for their intoxicating scents.

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