Black Tea

A lush, fruity, sweet steep. Blackberry leaves add a floral note.

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: well balanced with sweet blackberry and black currant notes
Aroma:fruity and floral
Color: dark amber
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Black Currant Tea
Black Currant Tea

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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. Stacey S.
      Verified Buyer

      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
    2. MRS B.
      Verified Buyer

      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
    3. waymon s.
      Verified Buyer

      Not quite as great as in past

      08/31/19 | MARIETTA, GA
    4. 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
    5. Margie D.
      Verified Buyer

      Great taste!

      08/27/19 | North Richland Hills, TX
    6. Veronica E.
      Verified Buyer

      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
    7. Yeliz S.
      Verified Buyer

      My absolute favorite.

      Excellent! Can't get enough of this tea.

      08/22/19 | SPRINGFIELD, VA
    8. Lynda C.
      Verified Buyer

      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. WINNIE C.
      Verified Buyer

      Exceptional complexity and flavor

      Black currant tea is my favorite among the various teas that I've ever ordered. I really enjoy the rich, smooth and fruity flavor that leads to a long, fragrant aftertaste in my mouth. I share the tea with my friends and family. Everybody just loves it.

      08/20/19 | BURNABY, Canada
    10. Dejan P.
      Verified Buyer

      Love this tea

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

      08/20/19 | Charlottesville, VA
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