Blackcurrant (TF21)

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Black Fruit Blend
Artificial Flavouring, Black Tea Leaves, Blackcurrant Flavoring
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From Upton Tea Imports

A blackcurrant flavored, whole-leaf black tea decorated with leaves.
Ingredients: black tea, black currant, black currant leaves, artificial flavor
Origin: Germany

Steeping Suggestions: -
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212º (boiling)
Steep Time: 4 min.

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I see that this tea had a few very high scores here but my experience was somewhat different. I like the flavor of black currant since my childhood and thus am I very fond of black currant-flavored teas but this blend just did nothing for me. The base tea is of a poor quality, the aroma and the flavor of blackcurrant is rather faint and generic: just a tiny notch above some random black currant teabags at the supermarket.

I have trying to finish a 100g pouch of it for a year and have to literally force myself to choose it over any other tea I have. I will probably have to just throw it away ( which I HATE doing to any tea!) and try my luck with black currant blends from Harney or Simpson & Veil.

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Makes a nice cup plain or with milk and sugar.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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2 tasting notes

Rec’d as a gift, love it, if you don’t feel good brew up a cuppa & add a little sweetener.

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236 tasting notes

A nice tea with a wine-like scent, nice flavor, and very little bitterness. It is a slow-sipper. It would probably go very well with a croissant or toast and pleasant company. It has very little complexity or drama. It is comfortable, like sitting down with an old friend.

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