Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Forté
Black currant and blackberry leaves infuse our rich black tea for a fruity, aromatic cup. Naturally sweet and fully satisfying.
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I’ve tasted a few black currant black teas over the years, and I really can’t remember one that I disliked. But, I can’t remember one that I liked better than this one, either.
Having previously reviewed this tea, I was curious to find out if my thoughts on this tea have changed at all…
The aroma is still fruity – subtle before brewing, and developing more fully in the coppery liquor. One thing that I am noticing though, is that the black current essence seems a bit stronger in this cup than I had previously indicated. It is almost wine-like in its depth of flavor. It doesn’t taste fermented, but it does have a nice, fruity flavor with a pleasant level of astringency – like a good, dry wine.
The black tea base is bold and flavorful. It is brisk enough to be that first cup of the morning, yet smooth enough to make a good afternoon cuppa (perfect for that afternoon pick-me-up!) The rich flavor would make this a thirst-quenching choice for iced tea as well.
Overall, a very pleasing cup of tea!