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

Customer Reviews

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 (53) Write a review

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser essential

This tea brings a spring day into the dead of winter or uplifts you in any season. It is light and uplifting on the palate while also rich in flavor.

02/21/17 | Anita, Asheville, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Afternoon pick-me-up and relaxation all in one!

This is my favorite Tea Forte tea. It's bold, all currant, all the time, like you're in the middle of a berry field at the height of the season. Smells amazing, tastes even better, and just the tiniest touch of sugar brings out the berries and even more.

02/21/17 | Erica, Long Beach, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite go to tea

I first experienced Tea Forte last fall on a cruise that was serving this tea in their onboard cafe. I instantly fell in love with this tea and I made a purchase shortly after arriving home. The black current flavor is subtle but definitely there. I personally add about a half teaspoon of sugar to help bring out the sweet flavors. I will be reordering when this canister runs out.

02/21/17 | Keith, Renton, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Good for cold brewing

This has a good flavor and is one of my favorites for cold brewing.

02/21/17 | Leigh, Buffalo Grove, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Currant tea

I really like the black currant tea. I cant find it any where else.

02/21/17 | Debra, Allen, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser This is a good black tea.

I enjoyed the taste this tea.

02/21/17 | Catherine, St Charles, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite

This is one of my favorite from tea forte, love enjoying a cup of this tea in the morning and all day long :)

02/21/17 | Selene, Brighton, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser I'm addicted to this tea!

I love anything with black current so was excited to try this tea and I'm hooked. The flavor is as described and I never find it bitter if over steeped. Since giving up soda this is my go to beverage. I make it by the pitcher and I primarily drink it over ice, even in the winter but in the summer I CRAVE this tea. Nothing better for keeping cool. I get anxious when my supply of this tea is low so like other reviews I wish this came in larger packaging. Bonus: Tea Forte's web experience is easy to use and customer service has always been fantastic, top notch!

02/21/17 | Shelly, Maple Grove, MN

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Great tea! Really enjoy the flavor! My personal fav!!!

02/21/17 | Kimberly, Bordentown, NJ

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My favorite flavor - bold but not artificial, fruity and delicious

02/14/17 | Emily, ATLANTA, GA

infuser infuser infuser infuser Fruity and sweet

I like the how dark this tea is, and the fruity taste of the black currant.

02/14/17 | Ellen, Crewe, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Outstanding tea!

This tea is a cherished favorite in our household. It is a lovely blend of tea with a hint of blackberry. Our only problem is that we keep running out. I would love to see this tea made available in the 1-pound bags (please!)!

02/12/17 | Alison, Fairfax, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser A true black currant flavor

Sometimes it is hard to find black currant. This is great in winter but I am looking forward to making black currant iced tea in the summer!!!

02/10/17 | Sheila, Jamison, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Replaced Soda

Several years ago, my family decided to cut back on sugary drinks. As iced tea, this has become our go-to beverage. It's also great hot.

02/09/17 | Donna, Plainfield, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite tea!

One day several years go, I discovered this tea in a gourmet shop. It smelled so good that I had to buy some. And I'll never stop buying it, because it's aromatic and, even more importantly, delicious.

02/09/17 | Richard, CAMBRIDGE, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Really nice sweet tea.

I love this tea.

02/09/17 | Eunjin, Levittown, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Wonderful

Wonderful

02/09/17 | alina, federal way, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Second favorite

Prefer to all others except the Blueberry Merlot Tea.

02/09/17 | Paul, CHESAPEAKE, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love it

I love this tea both hot and ice tea

02/09/17 | J Kirkland, Dallas, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love it

Lush and fruity as suggested

02/09/17 | Michael, Tiburon, CA

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I had never used this tea before but on a whim, I ordered it and was not disappointed. Hot or iced, I enjoyed it both ways.

02/09/17 | Glenda, Odessa, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Absolute Favorite!

Tea Forte has outdone themselves with this tea. Every cup of Black Currant leaves me wanting more.

02/09/17 | Lynette, Burlington, WI

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I love this tea. It's the only tea I drink.

02/09/17 | Mary, Palos Hills, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love it

Perfect for breakfast or anytime!

02/09/17 | Brandis, Heron, MT

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love this!

Pure, clean currant flavor in a smooth, strong black tea. Enjoy this every day.

02/09/17 | Jacqueline, Chicago, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Favorite Tea

This is my favorite tea! I drink several cups every morning. I wish it was available in a larger quantity!

02/09/17 | Shaina, Madison, WI

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Love it!

01/30/17 | Georgia, Portsmouth, RI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One of our favorites for many years

We have been drinking this delicious tea for years. Please keep making this wonderful blend. It is helpful that you make it in large quantities.

01/22/17 | Laura, Prairie Village, KS

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Black Currant is the Best

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.

01/19/17 | TAMMEE, Houston, USA

infuser infuser infuser infuser Repeat the above many times over. THIS ONE MAKES MY DAY, NO MATTER HOW THE DAY STARTS.

SEE ABOVE. ITS GREAT

01/03/17 | Jan, Las Vegas, NV

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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.

12/30/16 | Margaret, Mequon, WI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Classic

This classic tea is very delicious. You can really tell that they use the highest quality teas available.

12/14/16 | Kelly, N. Ft. Myers, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite

My favorite flavor tea. Goes great with a little honey.

12/07/16 | Randall, San Diego, CA

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