Black Currant from Tea Forté

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea Forté

Company Description:

Black currant and blackberry leaves infuse our rich black tea for a fruity, aromatic cup. Naturally sweet and fully satisfying.

Ingredients

blackberry leaves, black tea, flavoring

Taster’s Review:

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!

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