Blueberry Merlot from Tea Forté

Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Fruit & Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Tea Forté

Tisane Description:

Deep taste of succulent summer-sweet blueberries with a wisp of sage to heighten an excellent cup. Corkscrew not required. Your purchase helps protect fragile ecosystems.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

This tisane is part of the Herbal Retreat collection from Tea Forté.  Having previously tried and reviewed the other tisanes of that collection, I wanted to save this one for last (my thinking was to save the best for last!), so I stashed it away … and then I forgot where I put it!  I just came across it today (as I may have mentioned, I’m trying to organize my tea stash), and decided that it was about time to try it.

This is a very tasty tisane.  A little heavy on the hibiscus, but, fortunately, the hibiscus marries very well with the strong blueberry flavor.  The combination of these two ingredients creates a pleasant consistency (but don’t steep it too long or it will become thick and syrupy from the hibiscus) and an interesting balance of sweet and tart.

What really makes this tisane different and certainly the top contender for the best of the Herbal Retreat collection is the addition of sage. The sage lends an earthy, musky taste that is distinct.  The sage brings a savory element to the party, and I’m really enjoying the contrast of sweet berry, tart hibiscus, and savory sage.  Very nice, indeed!

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