LIFESTYLE | EVERYDAY LUXURY WITH TEA FORTÉ

Has the wedding planning process got you feeling stressed? Maybe you’re can’t decide on the right bridesmaid gift or wedding favor; or perhaps you just need a few quiet minutes to yourself after a long day. Either way, Tea Forté provides a charmingly simple everyday luxury with an indulgent line of specialty teas.

The ritual of steeping and sitting down to a perfect cup of tea is a practice that has been revered for thousands of years. As the exclusive tea purveyor to the James Beard Foundation, Tea Forté is committed to impeccably sourced, handcrafted tea with design-driven accessories to bring a luxurious air to the tea drinking experience.

Just last month, Tea Forté was the winner of the 2018 Silver Medal in the Global Tea Championship with its Hanami blend. Named after the annual Japanese Cherry Blossom festival, Hanami (which translates to “flower viewing”) is an organic green tea with a full, springtime bouquet of tart cherries and fragrant flowers. Unique, cherry blossom-inspired packaging makes for a beautiful presentation – not to mention, the matching ceramic KATI cup, which creates the perfect set for gifting.

“The Hanami custom revolves around gathering together to savor the beauty of the blooming cherry blossom tree,” says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. “Inspired by this lovely tradition, this green tea blend is meant to capture the experience of spring in a cup.” For spring weddings, the Hanami Gift Set would be a beautiful favor for guests, as it includes ten pyramid infusers, a canister of Hanami loose leaf tea, a Hanami KATI steeping cup and infuser, a café cup with lid, and a set of two orchid white tea trays.

For your bridal party, the Dolce Vita Collection offers a line of sweet dessert teas that provide an everyday indulgence without the guilt (no need to worry about fitting into those bridesmaids dresses). Rich in antioxidants, flavor blends include Berry Basket, Raspberry Coconut, Mango Melange, Pear Cobbler, and Belgian Mint.

“Tea should never be ordinary,” says Gebrael. “This special collection of highly craveable dessert teas is designed to inspire tea-lovers and sweet-tooths around the world to try something new. The Dolce Vita Collection brings together the best ingredients in masterfully crafted blends to give tea drinkers a pleasurable way to cut back on sugar as part of a well-balanced lifestyle.”

Visit teaforte.com for more information.