How do you prefer to drink tea? Do you give it enough time to steep and then sip it slowly, enjoying its flavors and watching the rain outside? Or does your favorite mug with tea support you at work while you are replying to emails or typing a report?

Tea has become the second most popular beverage in the world, yielding only to water and outstripping wine and even coffee. But the beautiful ancient tradition of orderly tea ceremony can hardly fit into our lifestyles. Tea bags and electric kettles, the time-saving inventions of the 20th century, have modified global tea culture.

Now, we can make and drink tea faster and in a more convenient way. But so often the whole process lacks beauty and does not bring any enjoyment.

Peter Hewitt, the founder of the Tea Forté company and brand, also noticed that. Inspired by Asian tea ceremonies, he reconsidered the American way of tea drinking and experimented with combining the eastern tradition and western habit.

His experiment proved successful.

Award Winning Specialty Tea Company

This is how Tea Forté was entitled. Founded in 2003 and based in Concord, Massachusetts, Tea Forté is now one of the most trusted brands in the United States and more than 35 other countries.

Tea Forté works directly with growers to guarantee premium quality and safety of its products. Also, the brand patented the pyramidal tea bags inspired by the tradition of a tetrahedral Japanese design. They are made from eco-friendly fabric and filled with tea leaves, herbs, flowers, and berries. Such infusers preserve not only the natural aroma and color of the tea, but also all its healthful qualities.

In 2011, the company won its first and gold award from the Specialty Food Association for Teas for the Heart. Tea Forté presented a heart-shaped box with green teas with the idea to raise awareness of and champion the coalition for women with heart disease, WomenHeart.

Every year since 2011, the brand receives awards for the quality and taste profile of the teas. In 2019, Strawberry Hibiscus won Bronze Medal at the Global Tea Championships. This oolong tea was created in collaboration with The New York Botanical

Garden. A decent and ambitious participant of the large-scale contest, isn’t it?

Tea Varieties for Drinking and… Cooking

Ten years after the foundation, in 2013, Tea Forté could deservedly boast of 79 tea varieties. Over 50 of them are certified Kosher.

This diversity of flavors and aromas takes its roots from five basic tea types: black, green, white, oolong, and tisane or herbal tea. Tea of each type except the tisane comes from one and the same plant – Camellia Sinensis. The “color” is defined by the way in which tea leaves are processed.

The tisane or herbal tea can be everything but Camellia Sinensis. Think of your favorite rooibos, chamomile, or ginger tea. These all are tisanes.

At Tea Forté, you will find both a classic and an experiment, based on it. You can opt for a pure Ceylon black or Chinese green tea, or try their combinations with fruit and berries. How about black tea with cornflower petals or green tea with mango and peach?

You can steep it as you usually do. But you can also serve it cool as a cocktail. Or you can use tea as a fragrant ingredient in cookies and cupcakes, as well as in fish and poultry dishes. Just find the recipe you like.

The Philosophy of Tea as Experience

Great attention to preservation of natural qualities of tea and self-confident experimenting with flavors distinguish Tea Forté from the other brands. The company’s experts believe that carefully selected and delicious tea not only excites our taste buds, but also arouses our best feelings and creates good memories.

So, if you still have some time for tea in your daily schedule, you are lucky to treat yourself, your dearest, or your colleagues to another cup of warm gourmet experience.