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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. Michael R.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      One of the Staples in My Tea Cupboard!!

      I like to drink a variety of teas: (black, green, oolong, rooibos and herbal). After trying a few Single Steeps collections and reading reviews, I chose this as a flavored black tea option. It has gained entrance into my favorite four collection. Tastes great with honey.

      02/26/19 | Gurnee, IL
    2. michael b.
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      4

      Fresh and flavorful

      02/18/19 | spotsylvania, VA
    3. Janie H.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Great Tea

      Very good tea. Great Value.

      02/14/19 | Ontario, CA
    4. Beverly J.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Favorite

      I am a tea lover and this tea is one of my favorites. I typically save it for my special "Sunday Morning" tea for that very reason.

      02/10/19 | Winston, OR
    5. liz k.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Best tea ever!

      I have been a customer for over 12 years. I have referred so many people to Tea Forte because they have tried the teas at my house. I love their quality!

      02/10/19 | SCOTTSDALE, AZ
    6. sheri k.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious

      One of my favorite teas but I hate the new cans. They take all the fun out of trying new ones for the pretty can.

      11/02/18 | yucaipa, CA
    7. Julie F.
      5

      My favorite

      This tea is very flavorful. Love the hint of citrus.

      10/10/18 | Fontana, CA
    8. Richard P.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Real tea !

      Smooth, flavorful, makes you say "ahhhhh" with each sip! A cup goes down too fast !

      08/30/18 | East Stroudsburg, PA
    9. Kathrin J.
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      5

      Delicious for iced tea

      I’m not a hot tea drinker and very picky about my iced tea. This tea is the best tea I’ve ever tried.

      08/30/18 | Saint Charles, MO
    10. Sona S.
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      5

      Nice when you have so many choices of tasty teas!

      08/29/18 | Aurora, CO
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