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Blackcurrant Tea

Steeping Instructions

Step 1:
Preheat mug with boiling water, discard and refill.
Step 2:
Steep 2 flat tsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
Step 3:
Steep for 3-5 minutes as desired. Experiment with slightly cooler water or shorter steeping times. Try one additional steeping if desired.
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$6.99
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Blackcurrant Tea Description: 

Historically produced in Scandanavia and Russia, blackcurrants were later widely cultivated across Europe during WWII yet are still banned in many US States. Building on the popular flavor of blackcurrant, this tea has great blackcurrant flavor, with the touch of astringency which makes blackcurrants popular in cooking. Slightly sweet and slightly tart, this is a perfect tea for lovers of these tiny purple berries.

Conventional TeasIngredients:

Organic Black Tea, Natural Flavoring, Organic Blackberry Leaf, Organic Cornflowers


Blackcurrant Significance

Blackcurrants have long been cultivated across northern Europe and Asia. During WWII cultivation increased dramatically in England as an alternative source for Vitamin C while citrus fruits were unavailable. In the US the cultivation of blackcurrants has long been banned as it was a carrier for disease impacting the timber industry. While this is now left to the states, blackcurrent cultivation is still banned in many including Virginia.

Product Reviews

  1. Rich and falvorful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Nov 2018

    Black currant tea has the ability to just calm you after one cup. It is also interesting to learn that little historical tidbit about blackcurrant on this website!