Steep for 3-5 minutes, 208°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
Did You Know?
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.
Tea Type: Black tea
Harvest: 1st - 2nd Flush
Origin: Yunnan Province, China
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.
The Yunnan Province is located remotely in the foothills along the border of Laos and Myanmar (Burma) and 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.
- Flavor: well balanced with sweet blackberry and black currant notes
- Aroma: fruity and floral
- Color: dark amber
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Customer Reviews (25) Write a review
Having enjoyed Black Currant Iced Tea at a local Deli, I did some exploring as to where I could purchase Black Currant Tea. That is what led me to Tea Forte. I have since purchased many varieties of teas they offer but the best for me is the Black Currant Tea. My second choice is by far the Ginger Pear Iced Tea. Other favorites I have enjoyed, the chocolate teas and Noir Presentation Box. Thank you for offering so many different varieties.
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This is a delicious tea. It is very smooth and has a lovely fragrance. I sometimes flavor it with a small amount of cherry juice.
This classic tea is very delicious. You can really tell that they use the highest quality teas available.
My favorite flavor tea. Goes great with a little honey.
Hands down this is my favorite tea. A great robust flavor that is great anytime of day and even chilled as an ice tea. You can't go wrong with this choice!
This is my very favorite blend of tea in the whole universe. I have been a Tea Forte customer for at least six years, and have ordered this many, many times. Recently, my husband and I had a bad virus, so bad there were no antibiotics, nor any other kind of medicine that would work against it. Thus, at, like 3 a.m., to stop coughing, we would be us brewing this tea, and using our beloved Tea Forte double walled mugs to drink it in----and we felt much better. We love this tea.
The black currant tea is very good. We find it too expensive and well be looking for another source.
I love Tea Forte, especially the Black Currant flavor. I first discovered it at a hotel we were staying at and knew I had to have it at home too. I save it for a special treat to myself when I have the time to particularly enjoy it. Truly one of life's simple pleasures!
This is my favorite! Always so good!
The minute I opened the plastic bag and got the first smell of this tea I have been hooked! This is an excellent blend of sweet berries with a very smooth black tea. I have tried at least 15 of tea fortes teas and this is my favorite . Highly recommend!
I love this tea! It is absolutely my favorite tea ever.
It's not too sweet, and never bitter - even when a bit over-steeped. It reminds me of the time I spent in Stockholm, and the great blackcurrant products that could be had there.
Fantastic, rich flavor. This is my favourite tea!
I get why this is popular. It's a nice delicate black tea, and the currant taste is interesting. Unfortunately, It's just not a flavor that appeals to me. I find it a little too lightly flavored to maintain it's enjoyability through a whole cup; the sweetness overwhelms the rest of the flavor and by the time I finish a cup that all I can taste. It's a nice tea, and I recommend it to people who like fruity teas, but I won't be buying it again.
My headline says it all. If you love black currant tea, you should purchase this because it is fantastic tasting.
Black Currant was one of the teas I first started drinking when I started to try something other than Lipton's. I have been in search of a good one ever since and been really, really, many times really disappointed. Most smell like cat spray and taste about as bad. This is wonderful! Sweet and juicy and just absolutely perfect - better, even, than I remember.
I dare anyone to start an argument while sipping this lovely tea! My husband and I snuggle on the sofa and chat about the day while we savor the warm sweet flavors of the Black Currant Tea.
I've been a fan of Tea Forte Black Currant Tea for many years. As a matter of fact, this is the only tea I drink. I have tried other Tea Forte teas which are excellent but I find the flavor of the Black Currant tea has a very special flavor unlike any other. Capt. Jack
The Forte teas are the greatest and the infusers are the best! this favor is one of my favorites.....you have to try it if you love tea especially black tea.
I have enjoyed this tea for the last two years. I purchased it in a sampler, and it was my favorite. A great afternoon pick-me-up on a cold day!
"This tea brews to a full-bodied, flavorful cup that is nicely aromatic – a delicate, fruity scent – and lightly sweet. The berry flavor is adequately balanced with the black tea flavor – which is bold yet smooth, offering just a hint of dry astringency. There is no bitterness to this coppery cup of goodness." <p>Read the full detailed review at: <a href="http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=5977" target="_blank">www.teareviewblog.com</a>
This is the best tea, period. I love the richness of the flavor, the great aroma, the wonderful sweetness with a bit of milk and sugar. An amazing tea that you will quickly become hooked on. My favorite tea to give as a gift.
This is my favirite Tea Forte tea. I first tried it about 3 years ago and have been purchasing it ever since. It has such a great natural sweetness that you don't need sugar. I also love the subtle fruity taste.
We've been drinking this black currant since last fall when we had it at an inn in the Berkshires. I highly recommend it. Very fruity, complex. Definitely more than black currant in there. Milk & sugar really make this a treat!