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!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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