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drank Black Currant by TeaGschwendner
4323 tasting notes

Thank you to Mel for sending me a bit of this tea to try.

The aroma has a nice berry essence to it, although I must agree with Mel in that it doesn’t translate into the flavor quite as well as the fragrance would suggest.

It’s still quite good though. A pleasant enough black tea base with a bit of currant flavor lingering throughout the sip and finishing off with a hint of tartness. Not very much astringency. Nice cup.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
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I am noticing that the currant flavor develops as I continue to sip on this… I don’t know if the increase of flavor is due to the fact that it has cooled a little bit (not much yet), or if it is because the flavor is developing on my palate. But the tea NOW tastes better than at the start of the cup.

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I am noticing that the currant flavor develops as I continue to sip on this… I don’t know if the increase of flavor is due to the fact that it has cooled a little bit (not much yet), or if it is because the flavor is developing on my palate. But the tea NOW tastes better than at the start of the cup.

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

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