Black Currant Black Tea

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Black Herbal Blend
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Berries, Black Currant, Fruity
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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(Ribes nigru) Black Currants are the fruit from the perennial Ribes plant and are enjoyed for their taste and their high Vitamin content. Originally native to northern Europe, Black currants are cultivated today in many areas. These berries, in addition to being enjoyed on their own, are found in many jellies, syrups and cordials. They are also a great accompaniment in sauces for savory dishes.

The flavor of Black Currants is tart with a slight touch of sweetness, they have a pungent, musky flavor. This blend brews to a bright amber cup with the distinctive tart, sweet black currant taste.

Ingredients: Black teas, blackberry leaves and black currant flavoring.

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I meant to record a tasting note for this a while back and I see I never did. I must have been distracted. Probably had some rejection slips pop into my mail box which sent me scurrying to find another market to send a story to. ;-)

I’ll have to go back to it and write a more in-the-moment reflection, but the good news is this is a memorable tea. Even without having tasted it in three months I remember a thick mouth feel and a really nice currenty raisiny flavor over a mild and tasty black tea base. More later, but I didn’t want to leave this one naked. It’s cold out there.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I drank the remainder of this iced yesterday while doing some light house cleaning. I had this as a hot tea during work on Friday, but I assumed it may have been better as an iced tea, so I cold brewed the remainder for Saturday. The hot tea had more black currant/berry flavors, while the iced tea had lesser berries, and more black tea base. The black currant allowed the tea to sweeten naturally, but it was less noticeable as an iced tea.

Flavors: Berries, Black Currant, Fruity

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Not bad tea with deep taste

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I received a sad e-mail from S&V today – Jim Harron, Sr. passed away a couple days ago. I didn’t know him, but appreciate what the Harrons have done with Simpson & Vail – one of my favorite tea shops and a small business too! So I wanted to sip a cup of tea today in his memory and appreciate that S&V exists in the world.
Some have recently wondered about Black Currant teas – I have never actually tasted real black currants but I know I have had some dismal black currant teas before with awful flavoring. This is not one of them – almost a floral flavor with the fruit. Now if that fruit is black currant, I can’t say. But knowing that S&V usually has accurate flavors, this probably tastes like black currant.


I saw that email too, I like that they shared his passing with their customers so we could all appreciate what he has done and sip a cup in his honor.

Martin Bednář

I wish I could send you some fresh harvested currants to try while they are ripe in July. But I guess the trip would be too long for them :D


haha, a great thought though, Martin.

Martin Bednář

I will keep this thought and I will ship them to you from my workplace, packed with dry ice. That could work I guess :D

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i would love this Tea. It is a healthy diet specialy from whom who has many problem regarding health.

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