Charles Dickens’ Black Tea Blend by Simpson & Vail

Steeping specs: I steeped a heaping teaspoon of this tea in about 10 oz. of boiling water for three minutes. I tried some of this tea before looking it up, so I didn’t know what to expect but then realized it was rather unusual so I checked out the background and steeping recommendations so I could give it a more “proper” review. Apparently it’s a combination of black tea, oolong tea, and natural flavoring (plus cornflower petals, which add visual interest). I found it to be quite a memorable blend. (Combinations of black tea and oolong intrigue me . . Read More


Wild Woman Black Tea from Tay Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Tay Tea Tea Description: An organic high-grown Ceylon tea with wild blueberries, black currants, hibiscus, elderberries and corn flower petals. One heavenly sip of this organic tea is enough to make you go wild! A perfect tea to wake up to. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is a tea I was looking forward to a fair bit; despite the hibiscus in the blend which I personally think it completely unnecessary to include in most blends but especially in berry ones. When I first started drinking teas I was actually Read More


Darjeeling Black Currant Tea from Russian Tea Time

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black (Darjeeling) Where to Buy:  Russian Tea Time Tea Description: Unique blend of the finest Dareeling and black teas infused with Black currant aroma. The delicate and flavorful taste of this blend will keep your palate satisfied. Drink and enjoy it hot or Iced, all year around. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Recently, Russian Tea Time sent me a tea party in a box!  They shared with me their amazing Darjeeling Black Currant Tea that I’m going to review here, plus they sent me this gorgeous tea glass from which to drink the tea and they Read More


Black Currant Flavored Iced White Tea from Southern Boy Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  Southern Boy Teas Tea Description: Now THIS is the good stuff. Don’t let the uncomplicated, single flavor of this tea give you the impression that is is some humdrum tea. This is a BEAUTIFUL blend of premium shou mei fannings with organic black currant flavors. This is a crowd-pleaser and a thirst-quencher. You’re going to want a few of these, trust me. Learn more about this iced tea here. Learn how to subscribe to SBT’s tea of the week here. Taster’s Review: Mmm!  I was so excited to try the first White Iced Tea Read More


White Currant Tea from Caraway Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy:  Caraway Tea Company Product Description: Juicy aromatic currants paired with the delicacy of white tea leaves delivers a smooth flavor profile with a deeply fruity finish. There’s a lot of flavor is this healthy white tea. Ingredients China Pai Mu Tan, China Cui Min, rose hip peel, freeze-dried blackcurrants, flavoring, mallow blossoms, cornflower blossoms. Learn more about this tea here. Learn more about UniqTeas here – UniqTeas is the “sister site” of Caraway Tea where you can create your own unique tea blend! Taster’s Review: Oh yum! As I was preparing this Read More