As the air turns crisp each fall, few things are as anticipated as the sensation of wrapping our hands around warm cups full of familiar flavors heralding the changing seasons.
WARM UP WITH A CUP
Bringing the cozy comfort of hot apple cider to an herbal tea blend, Tea Forté's Harvest Apple Spice is a reassuring blend of juicy apples and spices with notes of rich berries and a hint of oak. This rust-red herbal tisane (also casually referred to as tea, but crafted without the caffeinated leaves of the camellia sinensis tea plant) is naturally caffeine-free, making it a perfect blend to curl up with at bedtime or enjoy at any time of day.
Cozy up to the autumn season with a warm cup of Harvest Apple Spice. Photo by @JennBakosPhoto.
BENEFITS FOR THE BODY & SOUL
The sensory experience of Harvest Apple Spice begins with its fragrance: a wafting tendril of mulled spices with a faint berry undertow. Each sip imparts a wholesome taste of an orchard-ripe apple with a faintly smoky moment of oak underneath. Evoking the feeling of being wrapped in a blanket by a campfire, this blend brings together the most quintessential scent memories and flavors the season has to offer.
A bountiful blend of naturally caffeine-free South African Rooibos, as well as apple pieces, berries and baking spices, Harvest Apple Spice warms and delights with every cup. Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) is an Afrikaans word that means "red bush". Local indigenous people have long enjoyed it as a fruity, mild-flavored beverage In recent years, rooibos has experienced rapid popularity. Export to the west with the discovery that rooibos has a high antioxidant polyphenol and flavonoid content which can help build the immune system and protect the body from free-radicals that weaken natural defenses.
THE PERFECT FALL HERBAL TEA
As daylight hours grow shorter each fall, we enjoy earlier sunsets and longer evenings stretching ever so slowly toward rest. The fact that herbal teas like Harvest Apple Spice contain no caffeine makes them a perfect nightly ritual, inviting us to wind down from the day with a warm tisane as we prepare for a good night's sleep.
When a tea blend is thoughtfully crafted with a carefully-sourced array of organic ingredients, it offers an opportunity to do something kind for the body, mind and soul, offering respite from the world outside. Apples in particular contain polyphenols—a natural compound found in many beloved foods thought to benefit the heart, the brain, and the body's ability to defend itself against a host of health concerns. With winter just around the corner, treating yourself to a cup of herbal apple tea on a regular basis can be a daily full-body comfort ritual with long-term benefits for body and soul.
Harvest Apple Spice is available in a loose tea canister year-round. Photo by @LauraGaddo.
ONE FOR THEM, ONE FOR YOU
From its season-perfect color, scent, and flavor to the general sense of coziness it imparts, Harvest Apple Spice is a perfect pantry staple for yourself and invites delight when given as a gift to a teacher, neighbor, friend, or even yourself.