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Black Currant Tea Event Box

Black Tea
$56.00
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A lush, fruity, sweet steep. Blackberry leaves add a floral note.

Event Boxes are the most cost-effective way to purchase Tea Forté gourmet tea. Each box contains 48 pyramid tea infusers. Choose from a variety of our classic blends of black, green, oolong, white and herbal tea.

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Black Currant Tea

About Black Currant Tea

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. Pamela T.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious

      This tea is wonderful and I highly recommend it. I’m totally hooked on it now. I wish you could buy it in larger quantities.

      06/15/19 | Carver, MN
    2. Jason M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious

      Love this tea in the afternoon. It has a nice flavor, slightly sweet.

      05/30/19 | Camarillo, CA
    3. elizabeth s.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      exquisite product.

      Our whole family loves your teas(s). We love the physical presentation and the taste of the tea(s).

      03/20/19 | Chocorua, NH
    4. Samantha B.
      5

      Favorite Morning Brew

      I absolutely love this as my first cup of the morning. Smooth with a light taste of blackcurrant, very refreshing. Can't wait for more to be in stock - currently rationing what I have on hand :)

      03/19/19 | Chicago, IL
    5. Maryem M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Morning wake up

      I have been sharing my Black Current with friends. It is part of my morning ritual— tea and toast.

      03/07/19 | Escondido, CA
    6. Kristine S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Black currant

      Everyone I've shared my tea with loves it. I think it's the best tea I've ever had.

      03/04/19 | Billerica, MA
    7. Judith B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      A Favorite

      This has become one of my favorite teas. The berry flavor comes through, but is not overbearing. I find it the perfect tea for late afternoon.

      02/20/19 | Norristown, PA
    8. Cory R.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Love it!

      I absolutely love the taste of the black currant tea! By far my favorite black tea!

      02/20/19 | St Louis Park, MN
    9. Anne C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      One of my favorites!

      02/12/19 | Springfield, IL
    10. Setareh M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Great

      Great tea. You can really taste and smell the black currant.

      02/11/19 | Richmond Hill, Canada
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