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BLACK CURRANT TEA

Black Tea

A lush, fruity, sweet steep. Blackberry leaves add a floral note.

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: well balanced with sweet blackberry and black currant notes
Aroma:fruity and floral
Color: dark amber
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Black Currant Tea
Black Currant Tea

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Tea Type : Black Tea

This Black tea from the Yunnan Province in China is blended with delicate Blackberry leaves and natural flavors, imparting a distinct fruity character. The Yunnan Province is reputed for growing the best of China’s high quality black teas, well-known for its delicate large leaves and number of buds.Located remotely in the foothills along the border of Laos and Myanmar (Burma), the Yunnan Province is one of the oldest tea producing regions in the world and is hence often called the ‘birthplace’ of tea. The black tea growing conditions are considered to be ideal: the combination of red, fertile soil and the right constant climate provide the perfect conditions. Yunnan climate is misty and humid with a constant average year round temperature of 59-73°F (15-23°C). Blackberry contains high levels of Tannins and Vitamin C.

Black Currant is, after Earl Grey, the most popular flavored black tea in North America and Europe. Terrific anytime you want a caffeinated tea, we think Black Currant is best enjoyed in a traditional English-style tea time ritual, perhaps with scones and even clotted cream. Our black currant is great with milk and sugar, but the sweet berry flavor comes through best when drunk black or slightly sweetened.

Black currant, a popular fruit and flavoring in Europe, was largely banned from cultivation in the United States. Black currant trees facilitate 'white pine blister rust,' which was deemed a threat to the white pine timber industry, leading to a ban on black currant in the early 20th century. The federal ban on growing currants was shifted to individual states' jurisdiction in 1966, and was lifted in New York State in 2003 through the efforts of horticulturist Greg Quinn. As a result, currant growing is making a comeback in New York, Vermont, Connecticut and Oregon. However, several statewide bans still exist including Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Since the federal ban ceased currant production anywhere in the U.S., the fruit is not well-known and has yet to reach the popularity that it had in 19th century United States or that it currently has in Europe. Since blackcurrants are a strong source of antioxidants and vitamins, awareness and popularity are once again growing, with a number of consumer products entering the market.

Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea canisters for this blend, see package for details.

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  • Steeping instructions

    1. Heat water to 208˚F.
    2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
    3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
    4. Enjoy!

    For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.

    Tasting Notes

    Flavor: well balanced with sweet blackberry and black currant notes
    Aroma:fruity and floral
    Color: dark amber

    Ingredients

    • Organic black tea
    • Organic blackberry leaves
    • Natural flavors
    • Organic black currants

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Sally S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      love this tea!

      part of my daily morning routine!

      11/19/18 | Atlanta, GA
    2. Denise R.
      Verified Buyer
      1

      no longer like

      this tea no longer has any taste or smell to it

      11/19/18 | Oberlin, OH
    3. sheri k.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious

      One of my favorite teas but I hate the new cans. They take all the fun out of trying new ones for the pretty can.

      11/02/18 | yucaipa, CA
    4. Julie F.
      5

      My favorite

      This tea is very flavorful. Love the hint of citrus.

      10/10/18 | Fontana, CA
    5. Richard P.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Real tea !

      Smooth, flavorful, makes you say "ahhhhh" with each sip! A cup goes down too fast !

      08/30/18 | East Stroudsburg, PA
    6. Kathrin J.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious for iced tea

      I’m not a hot tea drinker and very picky about my iced tea. This tea is the best tea I’ve ever tried.

      08/30/18 | Saint Charles, MO
    7. Sona S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Nice when you have so many choices of tasty teas!

      08/29/18 | Aurora, CO
    8. Carole S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      The Best

      This is the best tea ever. It truly is lush and just fruity enough without being sweet. I drink it as is so as not to mask the lovely flavor. The elegant package is a nice plus.

      08/29/18 | Baltimore, MD
    9. Kenneth D.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My Favorite

      This is by far my favorite tea. I really enjoy this on it's own, but I also like to create custom blends using this as a base and adding a little of either Tea Forte's Earl Grey or Orchid Vanilla. The combination of flavors is delicious.

      08/29/18 | Palo Alto, CA
    10. Miriam G.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My favorite black tea

      I've been drinking blackberry tea since I was a child and this is the best I've ever tasted. The blackberry stands up to the rich black tea and makes for the perfect combo. I prepare it with a little sugar and milk for my daughter -- a tea tradition lives on!

      08/29/18 | Reston, VA
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