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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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.

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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

    Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea for this blend. For detailed ingredient information, please contact us directly or check the packaging.

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

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

      Amazing!

      I was served Tea Forte’s black currant tea (bagged) at a wedding breakfast several years ago and was immediately in love with it! Happy to say that the loose leaf tea is even better, and I will definitely be purchasing more in the future! Ordering was easy and received timely. Very pleased.

      10/12/20 | Alexandria, VA
    2. Emily J.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      The best!!

      Black Currant is absolutely delicious! I use it to make iced tea. It is very bright and flavorful and is naturally sweet on its own without adding anything. I have ordered other flavors (which were also quite tasty) but I keep coming back to this one.

      10/11/20 | Chardon, OH
    3. April F.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      This Is My Favorite Of All

      You can smell and taste the Black Currant. I so enjoy it especially, now that it is getting cooler in the evenings.

      10/05/20 | Fredericksburg, TX
    4. Jennifer O.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      good stuff

      This is my morning habit. I don't really like tea, in general, but find this flavor to be delicious on its own, steeped with crushed fresh ginger, or with honey. I also like to stir in a spoonful of honey while its hot and then pour it over ice, a wedge of lemon, and a few blueberries.

      09/04/20 | Hickory, NC
    5. Wendy S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious!

      This black currant tea is delicious. The flavoring is natural. So many black currant teas have an artificial taste -- not this one. I am so happy that I found this tea.

      09/02/20 | huntington woods, MI
    6. Molly W.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My everyday routine

      I have been drinking this since 2005. Absolutely how I start every single morning of my life

      09/02/20 | Pittsburgh, PA
    7. Lisa Y.
      Verified Buyer
      4

      Good morning cup

      A lighter tea than some of the other flavored black teas but still very enjoyable. I'd order again.

      09/02/20 | Houston, TX
    8. stephen l.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      always a good choice

      A regular purchase and a nice tea!

      09/02/20 | san diego, CA
    9. Jennifer A.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Perfectly balanced

      09/02/20 | Las Vegas, NV
    10. Susan M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      The best iced tea

      This is my favorite iced tea. Guests whisper “mmmmm” with their first sip.

      09/02/20 | Nashville, TN
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