Cu-tea, Tea Forte

Friday, December 2, 2005

Cutest tea ever...In the category of cute packaging…
Tea Forte.

Cutest tea ever...

I always enjoy reviewing re-designs of common objects. Tea bags are a definite common everyday object in my household. We toggle back and forth between using loose tea and using bags. However, I don’t consider myself to be at odds with the design of the common tea bag. Sure, sometimes the stringed tag falls in, but its not the end of the world.

These gorgeous tea pyramids do strike a longing desire in my heart. They make me want to believe that common tea bags are flawed. They especially make me believe that all tea bags should have a closely matched ceramic footprint.


5 Comments

posted December 2nd, 2005 at 1:11 pm

I love Tea Forte tea bags! They’re so cute – I actually bought a couple of the ginger teas and use them when I want to have a ‘special’ cup of tea and be all ceremonial about it. That picture brings a nice springtime moment in the midst of all that rain outside our windows!!

  • No kidding! Last night I kept flicking on the weather channel to see if we were freezing yet (only 38F). Everyone from the Seattle area is having fun learning if they can drive in the white stuff. Yes, of course I’m moderately jealous :)

    –McAuliflower

posted December 3rd, 2005 at 5:34 am

The copy on the Tea Forte website makes me suspicious:
“A feast for all the senses, Tea Forte is quite possibly the finest, most elegant cup of tea of all time.”
But I do want one of these tea pyramids very badly and I’m generally a loose leaf fanatic.

- mzn
posted December 6th, 2005 at 5:35 am

Must get those for Mother’s Day. Those make me want to landscape an English garden so I can have tea in it every morning.

  • Yes- I agree :) I’m inclined to order some for myself as a Christmas present this year as they are oh-so-pretty.

    –McAuliflower

posted December 29th, 2005 at 1:05 pm

My sister gave me a gift pack of Tea Forte products, and it is fantastic tea. I am a big fan of Celestial Seasonings, but I must admit, have the tea leaves and flowers in larger pieces within the pyramid-shaped infuser does give the flavor a certain pop. The price is too high for every day use, but it’s a great gift.

- Linda
posted August 5th, 2009 at 9:32 am

Unlike Celestial Seasonings teas which have very little packaging (with most of it recycled) these tea’s are a criminal waste of resources. My tin box was inlaid with cardboard and than each tea was wrapped up again. The teas aren’t even sealed for freshness! No wonder they are so expensive. Your not paying for the quality of the tea, your paying for garbage. The United States produces enough garbage to cover Texas twice and by choosing companies like this you are directly contributing to the problem. The beautiful thing about capitalism is that your choices can literally change the world. Peace.

- Uli

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