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Black Currant Tea Loose Leaf Tea Canister

Black Tea
$15.00
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A lush, fruity, sweet steep. Blackberry leaves add a floral note.

We're proud to offer our new loose leaf tea canisters, which now contain USDA certified organic tea. The weight of the tea ranges from 30-130 grams depending on the volume of the blend. Loose leaf tea canisters contain 35-50 servings. Matcha canisters contain approximately 12 servings. Each canister is 100% recyclable. View all our Loose Leaf Tea options, including one pound pouches, Single Steeps® Samplers, Loose Leaf Tea Trios, and more.

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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. Melissa P.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Love!

      So much flavor! Really delicious! One of my faves.

      11/09/19 | HILLSBOROUGH, NC
    2. Denise S.
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      5

      Sweet tea!!

      Black currant has all the sweetness you’re looking for in a black tea, but without sugar...great for my diabetic husband! One more sweet we can share !!!

      10/30/19 | Fenton, MI
    3. Alan S.
      4

      A Fruit-Tinted Balance

      I am always one for more black currant-flavoured food and drink, and so this blend's balance of currant and black tea feels rather satisfying. Equally, the occasional note of black raspberry only empowers the fruity feeling, making this tea rather light and palatable. That said, if allowed to steep for longer periods of time, the fruitiness will fade, weakening the tea's appeal. Finding the right amount of time to steep it at for one's palate, then, is essential before forming an opinion for oneself. I would recommend this tea as a general use tea, good any time of the day, though I personally found it most enjoyable later at night.

      10/29/19 | Wilton, ME
    4. Stacey S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      This is now my favorite tea

      Delicious! This is now my favorite tea. I keep a canister and steeping cup at home, and another canister and steeping cup at work. I savor this tea every day.

      09/07/19 | Flint, MI
    5. MRS B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      The Wait is Over!

      This is the first Tea Forte Tea I fell in love with and the new arrival did NOT disappoint. A strong black tea with the current undertone has just enough strength and sweetness to start each day in a special way.

      09/01/19 | Heron, MT
    6. waymon s.
      Verified Buyer
      3

      Not quite as great as in past

      08/31/19 | MARIETTA, GA
    7. Veronica E.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      So glad it's back in stock

      This was on my list of teas to try for months! Really glad I signed up for email alerts because this has quickly become one of my favorites. It's quite fruity and greeny fresh without being bitter. I drink it without any additions. Give this tea a try if you like earl grey or berry basket. Strong flavor.

      08/25/19 | Winston Salem, NC
    8. Lynda C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My Favorite!

      When Peet’s Coffee quit making their black current tea, I was devastated. I tried Tea Forte’s at a local cafe and was filled with excitement. Yours is the closest I’ve found and I’ve been a happy camper ever since. Even introduced it at a “bring your favorite tea” tea party. Just wish it wasn’t so popular! Hard to wait when I’m out and so are you!

      08/20/19 | REDWOOD CITY, CA
    9. Dejan P.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Love this tea

      This tea is my favorite of all of the teas that are offered. Really delicious!

      08/20/19 | Charlottesville, VA
    10. Paula L.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Outstanding tea

      I am a die hard black tea drinker and was hesitant to try a fruity tea. Well to my surprise this tea is the perfect blend of a more traditional black tea with hints of black current. I just love this tea and buy it in bulk quantities because now I'm addicted !

      08/20/19 | North Plymouth, MA
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