Leaf Type: Honeybush & Rooibos
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
A double delight of sweet apricot and juicy peach with nuanced notes of almond, artfully evoking Saronno, Italy, the birthplace of amaretto. Your purchase helps protect fragile ecosystems.
Recently, I was asked to review the newest collection of herbal teas from Tea Forté, called Herbal Retreat. This blend is one of those herbal teas, and so far, I think it’s my favorite.
There is a really nice balance of flavors between the honeybush and rooibos. I can taste the nutty flavors that accent the almond flavor of the amaretto well without tasting the weird sweet taste of the rooibos. A sweet honey-esque tone in the background from the honeybush.
But what I taste more than anything is the apricot! It is sweet and tastes like a fresh, juicy apricot. It’s very nectar-like. There are hints of peach as well as almond, but the apricot is definitely the main event in this cup. It is smooth and sweet and delicious. And it’s naturally caffeine free, so it’s great for a late-night treat.