Black Currant Tea

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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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.

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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

    Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea for this blend. For detailed ingredient information, please contact us directly or check the packaging.

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Lorraine C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Heavenly

      This tea hits the spot in the early afternoon and revived my taste buds

      02/28/21 | Middle Island, NY
    2. Alison B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      I love this tea.

      Order one to try. Ordered a second right away and then a few more to give as gifts. Great with family little cream and sugar although doesn’t need it.

      02/26/21 | Berkley, MI
    3. Denice C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Very good flavor

      Excellent

      02/18/21 | Toms River, NJ
    4. Maureen T.
      Verified Buyer
      4

      Gift of tea

      I made up small gift boxes of this and another flavor tea with a signature cookie for the holidays. I am a pastry chef. The gift boxes proved popular and several gift recipients reported that they are now Tea Forté fans and customers.

      02/10/21 | North Wales, PA
    5. Julie L.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Awesome blend that's hard to find elsewhere

      A classic "berry" in the UK, this is not easy to find in the US. This was one of my first favorites from Tea Forté and continues to delight many years later.

      02/09/21 | Boston, MA
    6. Yeliz S.
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      5

      Excellent!

      My favorite tea! Wonderful flavor.

      02/07/21 | Annandale, VA
    7. Carol M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Soooo good!

      This is the first Tea Forte loose leaf tea that I ordered - and I certainly picked a winner. Very flavorful.

      02/07/21 | New Castle, PA
    8. Penny G.
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      5

      This is the best tea! We love it.

      02/07/21 | Altamonte Springs, FL
    9. Beverly L.
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      5

      Lovely flavor

      I absolutely love this Black Currant tea. Light fruity flavor that enhances any black tea. I mix this tea with the English Breakfast tea in my Pugg pot and drink in the morning and then drink it iced throughout the day. Love it,

      02/07/21 | Pittsburgh, PA
    10. Irine T.
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      5

      Amazing!

      Amazing tea that we never tire of! The flavor and smell are absolutely incredible. One of the best teas ever!

      02/07/21 | Redwood City, CA
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