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Black Teas - The familiar classics, enjoy it flavored or straight up and pure.

black teas:

About Black Tea: Black tea is the most intensively processed type of tea. The leaves are allowed to fully oxidize, creating their black color before they are dried, giving black tea more complexity, more astringency and fewer vegetal overtones than are typically found in other teas. Astringency is the "dry mouth" sensation left by tannins in tea, familiar to drinkers of a cabernet sauvignon, or other wine. It is this astringency that pairs so nicely with dairy and sweetener. Achieving the right balance of astringency is one of the leading indicators of quality in a black tea.

 
 

Green Teas - The healthy tea.

green teas:

About Green Tea: Green Tea, best known for its grassy vegetal notes and greenish liquor and leaves, is quickly steamed or pan-fired to denature the oxidizing enzymes and preserve the tea's characteristic freshness. While all tea is antioxidant-rich, some speculate that the minimal processing undergone by green tea allows more antioxidants to reach your final cup. Without oxidation, green teas must be steeped more carefully, as they can become bitter if steeped too long or at too hot of a temperature. Never steep green tea with boiling water; near boiling or even cooler will produce much better results.

 
 

Herbal Teas - Going beyond Camellia Sinensis.

herbal teas:

About Herbal Tea: Our herbals are blended with lavishly delicious flavors, from famously soothing mints to exotic ingredients like cacao, fennel, anise, cardamom and lemongrass to succulent, juicy fruits like raspberry, orange, apple and even tart but deliciously sweet pomegranate.

 
 

Oolong Teas - Among the most prized of all teas.

oolong teas:

About Oolong Tea: The oolongs are a first cousin once removed from the black teas. Oolong tea is partially oxidized to lie somewhere between black and green. While the look is more along the lines of black teas, the taste is closer to the green teas but with a touch more oomph and a rounded mouthfeel. Oolongs are commonly produced in the Fujian province of China and on the island of Taiwan, formerly called Formosa, from which one of the more famous oolong teas is named.

 
 

White Teas - The closest to pure.

white teas:

About White Tea: While white teas are "less processed" than greens, they are usually somewhat more oxidized. Mild oxidation occurs during the "wilting" stage, when white tea is air-dried after it is first picked. White tea is then baked and dried further, and it may be very lightly rolled, but little is done to change what was picked from the plant. One way to tell that white tea is slightly oxidized is that white teas don't usually need to be steeped as carefully as greens. Steeping white tea with boiling water or for longer time periods can still produce good results.

 
 

Beyond the Cup

Beyond the Cup

Tea Forté strives to offer great products and to render goodwill, delivering an experience that makes life better for people and planet. With the belief that a small cup of tea can make a big difference, Tea forte is committed to social responsibility, sustainability and the well-being of others. We care about our customers and our planet and are committed to developing products and alliances that support a healthy and harmonious world for our generation and those yet to come. We are very proud of the efforts of the non-profit organizations that we sponsor and assist and our collaborative partners.

Partners & Alliances
Tea Forté is a corporate campaign partner with The Hope Heart Institute: The Hope Heart Institute has a 50-year history of revolutionary medical advances and educational curricula that make heart disease - America's No. 1 cause of death - more treatable, beatable, and preventable.

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Organic Ingredients
All of our artisan crafted teas and infusions integrate only the highest grade, leaves, healthful herbs, fruits and flowers offering a symphony of botanical benefits, that deliver a diverse cup full of flavor and character. We source only teas that are 100% natural and do not contain petrochemicals, dyes, artificial fragrances or preservatives. We are uncompromising in these principles and procure the finest, exceptional organically-grown ingredients that meet our standards when available.
 
Fair Trade Teas
The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product. Fair Trade farmer groups receive a minimum price covering the cost of sustainable production and a premium to invest in social and economic development projects. Tea Forté is proud to offer teas and MINTEAS that support Fair Trade movement dedicated to building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships that create opportunities to alleviate poverty. The company stands in solidarity with the tea workers and empowers them by paying a pro-active premium which provides and supports fair wages and added benefits such as better housing, healthcare, education and a sustainable environment. In order to provide these benefits, Tea Forté’s premium is up to ten times more than conventional prices paid by many tea companies. Your purchase helps protect fragile ecosystems.
 
Recyclable Packaging
Supporting the preservation and improvement of the environment our boxes are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and printed with soy ink. Our MINTEAS and HERBAL RETREAT EnviroTins are made from steel, the most recyclable packaging material in the world. Steel is among the highest sustainable form of packaging as it is a completely and endlessly recyclable loop of steel to steel, with no loss of its original properties regardless of how many times it is recycled. The Environmental Protection Agency's reports that steel cans have the highest recycle rate of any materials, more than two-and-a-half times higher than that of most other packaging options followed by paper, paperboard, and then aluminum cans. Steel ranks as today’s most desirable, convenient, and environmentally friendly package.
 
Minimizing Our Impact
Conscious of our ecological impact we’ve chosen to hold ourselves responsible making every effort to minimize our supply chain and offset our carbon footprint, whenever possible, knowing that the preservation and improvement of the environment is a reflection of good corporate citizenship.

Tea Forté is proud to be a member of the Earth Era business network helping to accelerate our nation's move to clean renewable energy.
 

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