black currant tea

Finest quality black tea leaves superbly blended with the bright fruity taste of just-picked currants. A delectable, lush cup with soothingly sweet blackberry undertones, floral notes and a delighting finish.
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Black Currant Tea

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Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 3-5 minutes,  208°F 

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

Ingredients

black tea, blackberry leaves, natural flavors

Caffeine Level

Robust
Robust
Black Currant Tea
Chinese black tea and blackberry leaves from Bulgaria

Did You Know?

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.

More Info

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.

Tasting Notes:

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

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Customer Reviews (20) Write a review

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite!

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!

11/04/16 | Ben, Anoka, MN

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great tea at any time of the day!

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.

10/04/16 | Barbara, Aiken, SC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Good TEA

The black currant tea is very good. We find it too expensive and well be looking for another source.

09/11/16 | Lee, Olathe, KS

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser A Wonderful Indulgence

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!

07/15/16 | Julie, Paradise Valley, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Black Currant Loose Leaf Tea

This is my favorite! Always so good!

06/21/16 | Theresa, San Jose, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Absolutely amazing!

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!

12/16/15 | Cameron, Baldwinsville, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser LOVE IT!!!

I love this tea! It is absolutely my favorite tea ever.

11/07/14 | Shaina, Madison, WI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Perfectly balanced - my favorite tea!

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.

05/06/14 | Wendy, Rochester, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favourite!

Fantastic, rich flavor. This is my favourite tea!

01/07/14 | Izabela, New York, NY

infuser infuser infuser Nice, but not my taste

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.

09/07/13 | Kathryn, Boston, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser Best black currant tea I have tasted

My headline says it all. If you love black currant tea, you should purchase this because it is fantastic tasting.

03/17/13 | Kimberly , Nyack, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser FINALLY

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.

04/02/11 | MARLENA, Owego, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Snuggle with your spouse!

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.

03/28/10 | Amanda, Boyds, MD

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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

03/08/10 | Jack, Cape Coral, FL

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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.

11/29/09 | D., Skaneateles, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The Best Tea Forte Has To Offer!

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!

10/20/09 | Karen, Memphis, TN

infuser infuser infuser infuser "Brews to a full-bodied, flavorful cup"

"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>

09/30/09 | Cindy, Webmaster Tea Forté, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Tea By Far...

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.

07/20/09 | Lisa, East Hanover, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser This is my favirite Tea Forte tea

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.

05/21/09 | Mylinda, Cartersville, GA

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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!

05/15/09 | Susan, Washington, DC