Black Currant Tea Event Box

Black Tea
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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


    • 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. April F.
      Verified Buyer

      Love, Love, This Tea

      I drink it almost everyday. It is very flavorful.

      04/01/20 | Fredericksburg, TX
    2. Daniella H.
      Verified Buyer

      Simply great tea!

      03/02/20 | Indianapolis, IN
    3. Dale O.
      Verified Buyer

      Aromatic and Fruity Blend

      Black currant tea is always among my favorites. Its aromatic and fruity taste make every occasion special. It pairs well with both savory and sweet delicacies.

      02/25/20 | Dallas, TX
    4. Donna K.
      Verified Buyer

      I get this tea every time! The flavor is well rounded and satisfying, and I always feel there must be rare, health-giving trace minerals in it because of the unusual locations the tea and blackberry leaves are found.

      This is the best tea experience!!! Very nice flavor and very refreshing.

      02/25/20 | BLAINE, WA
    5. Debora M.
      Verified Buyer

      Great Tea

      I recently purchased Tea Fortes Black Current tea. It is my all time favorite. Smooth, light black tea.

      02/22/20 | Warren, NJ
    6. Haley B.
      Verified Buyer

      Delicious! Water Temp and Cup Are Key

      Very flavorful tea. I use this when I need that little jolt of energy in the morning since coffee makes me jittery. I’ve noticed I get the best flavor when paired with the Cafe Cup, even though I use the same temperature settings to boil the water.

      02/22/20 | Dana Point, CA
    7. April F.
      Verified Buyer

      This Tea Is A Knock Out!! MY ALL TIME FAVORITE

      I love, love, love this tea. I bought it loose leaf and then ended up buying the infusers. The flavor and aromatic smell wraps around you as you sip it. Just a blockbuster in my book.

      02/16/20 | Fredericksburg, TX
    8. Kristine S.
      Verified Buyer

      It was excellent

      I love this tea. I drink it twice a day and I enjoy every second of it.

      02/14/20 | Billerica, MA
    9. Carole S.
      Verified Buyer

      My Favorite

      This tea is rich and lush black tea with a hint of black currant natural sweetness. It starts my day in the nicest way

      02/14/20 | Baltimore, MD
    10. Dale O.
      Verified Buyer

      Black Currant Tea

      This tea is definitely among my favorites! It’s rich fruity flavor is perfect for almost any occasion. I enjoy it with a little bit of lemon. It has just the right amount of caffeine to give me “that step” to last through the day. You can’t go wrong with black currant!

      08/30/19 | Dallas, TX
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