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.
Organic Black Tea, Organic Zante Currants, Organic Blackberry Leaf, Organic Cornflowers, Natural Flavoring
Blackcurrant SignificanceBlackcurrants 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.
- 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.