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Review: Tea Forte Vanilla Pear – Loose Leaf White Tea

Overall Rating:

Taste: 3.25 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate.

Abby says:

Temperature: @2oo (about boiling)
Steeped: 2 minutes
Served: Nothing added

If you are looking for a bright, slightly fruity loose leaf tea for the summer, we’ve got you covered! I’ve only tried this tea hot so far, but I think it would like a lovely iced tea too! As a hot tea, it has a floral aroma with a blend of light white tea and fruit taste. There is no sweetness, so a bit of honey added would be nice. I’m going to try that next time, for sure.


Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves  – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate.

Katie says:

Temperature: @2oo (about boiling)
Steeped: 3 minutes
Served: A teaspoon of creamed honey (see below)

A pretty and yummy tea! I love the cornflowers that give this loose tea lovley blue specks. The lightly fruity taste is very good both hot and iced. I started with a hot cup but when I got busy and let it get cool I poured it over ice. I liked it iced a bit better. I almost always add a hint of sweetness and this tea way lovely with a little local creamed honey that I got at the Natick Farmers’ Market.

Taste: 3 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate.


Stonewall Kitchen Crepes and Tea

Dry Cranberry Tea

Yeah, yeah this blog is about tea, but who can talk about tea ALL the time?  A girl’s gotta eat too, right?  But, I still need tea too!  So what you have here is a post about pairing tea with food. Very informal.  I know what I like and try to pair things that I like that I think will go well together. Done. Easy peasy!


It all started with some beautiful cranberry herbal tea.  I made that then realized I needed a little something to go along with it as well. And what goes better with tea than my other favorite thing, crepes?!


Luckily for me I happened to have a stash of Stonewall Kitchen Traditional Crepe Mix! Yum! And so easy, thank goodness.  I also had a can of pears  on hand as well as some brown sugar and cinnamon.  Just for fun I put some bacon in the oven too!  It made my house smell like bacon heaven.

By the way, the image on the container above was taken by the one and only Katie!  Pretty cool, eh?


So I got to work.  For the crepe mix, the only additional items you need are two eggs and a cup of water. Check. Check! It took no time at all to get everything ready to go.  First I dumped the pears into a pot with about half the water in the can, and some brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon (very specific measurements). Then I mixed everything together for the crepes.  By that time I was about done with my first cup of tea!  Time for another.


About 15 minutes later everything was ready! It all went together perfectly!  The tartness of the tea was  matched and balanced by the sweet pear filling and the salty bacon.  So tasty and satisfying!  Do you have any tea and food pairings that you love?  Let us know! Katie and I will give it a go and you might find a post about it.

Cranberry Tea Blue Teacup