London Fruit & Herb Teas

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Flavors: Ginger, Lemon, Sour

Preparation
1 tsp 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I usually don’t drink fruit forward teas, but this was highly rated in a travelling teabox I received, so I gave it a try – it’s surprisingly good! By no means could I drink it with the frequency I drink black tea, but it would make a good dessert or just afternoon treat. Made with real raspberries and juice, it tastes like…well, a raspberry.

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Just had a relaxing cup of this lovely bagged tea. It was very pleasant with about a teaspoon of honey. Tart but balanced. Not perfumy as I feared it might be. I tasted mostly hibiscus and rose hips. It was similar to red zinger, another of my favorite herbal tisanes.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Whoa..I can hardly get past this teas’ smell to actually take a sip. Apparently I’m not a fan of black currant! When I make myself take a sip I am pleasantly surprised, it is nice and juicy. Even tho the taste is enjoyable, I can’t rate it highly because it’s so odiferous. The smell actually brings me back to feelings of morning sickness (read: all day sickness for months) during pregnancy. Not a happy place! Lol!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for the chance to check this out! Even tho it’s not my favorite I’m glad I got to try it!

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for this sample!

This sample could not have been more perfectly timed. One of my daughters accidentally broke my french press, which left me in a pickle for tea before work, so this was perfect for a cup on the go!

This was a very nice tea with a pleasant amber color, along with plenty of flavor. There certainly is no lack for peach in the cup, and there is a nice bonus of tanginess with each sip. This is a sweeter tartness, not bitter.

There are other really nice notes in this tea, such as red blackberries and freshly pressed apples, with a little touch of spiciness. These are only accents, as the peach is definitely the dominant taste. Very nice start to the day!

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A review of Green Tea & Blackcurrant by London Fruit & Herb Company

Company: London Fruit & Herb Company
Tea Name: Green Tea & Blackcurrant
Tea Type/Varietal: green
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Liquor Color: purple
Leaf Characteristics: Tea’s aroma from tea bag is sweet and fruity

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 2 minutes

This was my morning cup of tea of choice since I was in a rush to be out of home today and leave in-laws alone/ to have peace and I did not have to be rude or annoying as I have been. I am sorry for me.

I put one tea bag in my cup, adding the boiled water to my cup and left to steep for a couple of minutes. Tea’s color is purple with a fruity/licorice like aroma.

I drink this tea every now and again. As I sip the tea it is warm and fruity in taste, with the hibiscus giving the tea a little citrusy touch to it as well. The tea has slight dryness when swallowing and yet it is sweetly; the dryness is not like tartness of an apple which would make this tea like white wine but as this is Concord grape like wine, it is dry with a somewhat similarity like port wine.

This tea does not taste like port wine; I am just trying to explain the dryness at back of throat when swallowed. Overall, tea’s color is purple with a fruity aroma and the lasting taste is that of grapes (blackcurrants) and hibiscus.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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A review of Green Tea & Blackcurrant by London Fruit & Herb Company

Company: London Fruit & Herb Company
Tea Name: Green Tea & Blackcurrant
Tea Type/Varietal: Green / herbal
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: red wine / Concord grape
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

It is more green tea and this one I have enjoyed each time I have had it. Steeped the tea bag in boiled water for five minutes and the aroma feasting in the air above me is a mixture of hibiscus, blackcurrant and blackberry leaves and all of this makes for a very fruity/floral bouquet. I sip and sip the tea slowly since it is quite acidic as well. I swoosh the tea around my mouth taking in the tea’s flavor and feeling its weight on my tongue.

I like the sweetness of this tea and the way the herbs linger on the palette but I don’t like the acidity that is left and felt upon swallowing this tea. I had yet to take notice of the acidity/ too fruity and yet it is what makes this tea what it is and being like wine. This is a semi-good Muscat.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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A review of Green Tea & Blackcurrant by London Fruit & Herb Company

Date: 11/18/2012
Company: London Fruit & Herb Company
Tea Name: Green Tea & Blackcurrant
Tea Type/Varietal: Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: purplish grape color but not of Concord grape
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 170 Fahrenheit
Time: 2 minutes

I am fixing a giant glass of this tea for my mid-morning sips. I take two tea bags and one tall mug and put the bags and pour some freshly boiled water into the mug and leave it to steep for 2 minutes, covering it with a saucer lid.

I like the tea’s aroma as it is filling the air around me with the scent of hibiscus, blackberry leaves and the blackcurrant juices and hints of licorice as I am now removing the cover from this tea.

Tea is a dark purple with some hints of red when placed directly under the light. Color looks more like wine and smells of a sprintzer wine cooler but it is warm. In sipping the tea it is fruity and I am met with the acidity to be found in the hibiscus and eventually as I swallow and take another sip there is a sweetness to be found from the licorice roots.

My intention is to continue to sip this tea throughout the rest of the morning by simply adding more hot water into my cup. The tea color does lighten to a cup of cranberry juice with not that dry after taste when drinking cranberry juice. This tea is more syrup/liquor like and I think this is because of the licorice mixture with the blackcurrant juice and the hibiscus with the green tea.

I like that I can enjoy this tea time and again since it is a complex cup of tea; one either likes it or does not.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

that sounds delicious!! And unique, don’t see too many green teas with hibiscus in it around

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A review of Green Tea & Blackcurrant Tea by London Fruit & Herb Company

Date: 09/26/ 2012
Company: London Fruit & Herb Company
Tea Name: Green Tea & Blackcurrant
Tea Type/Varietal: Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup / Tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: dark bluish purple
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 165 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

Note: This tea has a lovely floral aroma; from the tea bag, to pouring in the hot water into the cup and leaving it to steep as this permeates the air, filling ones’ nostrils pleasantly with fruity aroma.

Upon sips of this tea, one is met with the hibiscus and blackcurrant intermingling with the green tea. Tea has not astringency; instead it is smooth, fine drinking tea; a muscatel true to form.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 160 Fahrenheit
Time: 5+

Note: I am having this tea cooler in my little jug using the same tea bag and perhaps adding another when flavor runs out.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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A review of Orange Green Tea & Blackcurrant by London Fruit & Herb Company

Date: 9/6/2012
Company: London Fruit & Herb Company
Tea Name: Green Tea & Blackcurrant
Tea Type/Varietal: Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup/ tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: purple
Leaf Characteristics: The tea bag before steeping smells very strongly of blackcurrant and the hibiscus. It is a sweet smell. After steeping for three minutes tea bag still smells of strongly of blackcurrant; it is a misty type of smell.

  1. Steeping (s) 3-4 good steeps

1st Steeping: scale of 1-10, rating is a 5
Water temperature: 170 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

Note: The tea’s liquor is a lovely purplish color with a sweet aroma. The hibiscus intermingles with the blackcurrants and makes for a lovely fruity bouquet.

I find I enjoy this tea best with longer steeps since it is more pronounce in taste and aromatic brewing.

2nd Steeping: scale of 1-10 rating is an 8+
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 4-5 minutes

Note: Tea’s color is a lovely purple and makes me think of Concord grape and the nose of tea is that of a floral bouquet to be enjoyed while gazing outside into one’s back yard filled with trees and plants.

It is a pleasurable cup of tea to be enjoyed since at times one can feel as if drinking one of those wine coolers or spirits flavored with grapes.

I like this tea for its wine cooling effect/aroma.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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A review of Green Tea & Black Currant by London Fruit & Herb Company

Date: 08\25\2012
Company: The London Fruit & Herb Company
Tea Name: Green Tea & Blackcurrant
Tea Type/Varietal: tea bags
Region: U.K.
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup / one tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: Concord grape color (bluish purple)
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:

Bring water to boil in a small pan to about 180 Fahrenheit in temperature, I take one tea bag and place this in my cup and then pour the water into my cup and leave to steep for five minutes.

This teas aroma is so much that it fills the room with sweet currants. Infusing the air around you and making you want to simply inhale and when I do have a sip of this tea it is as my nostrils were to have been dictating; sweetness and warmth is in the air.

This is good for you tea: The London Fruit & Herb Company prides itself in creating great tasting blends. Their unique process includes 20 fruit flavour infusions so that no part of the tea is absent of flavor. What you taste and is met with first sip is the same throughout the drinking experience.

This tea can be strong (at times reminding me of that purple drink that children loved to drink) it is not that, this is good tea and can be made lighter or stronger. This is not a tea that I would indulge in daily but on rare occasions. Leave in your cupboard in the back and forget about it; and find it one day by accident and fix yourself a cup of hot tea or it is even better served as iced tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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A review of Green Tea & Blackcurrant by London Fruit & Herb Company

Ingredients: Hibiscus, Green Tea (32%), Blackberry Leaves, Flavourings, Blackcurrant Juice (3%), Liquorice Root, Blackcurrants (2%)

I purchased this tea from Mark T. Wendell Tea Company last month and I have enjoyed it when needing something very flavorful with not much fussing. This tea is definitely that and more.
I take one tea sachet and you can smell the currants oozing out of the tea bag, as yet to be opened. I take the tea bag out and put it in my cup and add water that had been boiling into my cup and left to steep for five minutes.

Tea’s aroma is that of a bouquet of hibiscus and blackcurrants and smells very sweetly.
Tea’s color is a dark purplish in color like those dark Concord grapes. Tea depicts a floral nose, that of a lovely bouquet to appreciate again and again.

What I taste of this tea is a citrus blend of sort. For a green tea it is not astringent at all, it is most sweet and licorice like in the notes of this tea. This tea makes me think of those spritzers or non-alcoholic beverages with lots of punch to it.

Overall notes for tea: a floral bouquet with flavorings reminiscent of grapes and yet it is hibiscus, blackberries with blackcurrant that one should taste. I know this tea would make a great fruit-punch tea served with crushed ice and some specialized honey if needing more of a sweetener.

This tea has many facets, as yet to be unfolded with simply having one cup of tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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More Reviews of Green Tea & Blackcurrant by London Fruit & Herb Company

This tea has been fun to play with and I am now using it solely as iced tea. Using four tea bags and one large pot, I add freshly drawn water after having placed the tea bags in the pot of water. I leave the tea to boil for five to eight minutes.

As it is cooking, one cannot help but notice the color of this tea as it boils. It is a darkly purplish/blue in color (like those large luscious grapes) and smelling wonderful.

Tea is left to cool for an hour or so, when cool I transfer it into my jug. It is served in a tall glass with crushed ice with sugar and lime as options. I like it with just the crushed iced. I am also thinking to make ice cubes out of this tea.
As said, it is a fun tea (fragrant, tea’s liquor and nose of a fine bouquet) is what makes it fun, so enjoy it fully!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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Another review: Green Tea & Blackcurrant by London Fruit & Herb Company
Purchased from Mark T. Wendell Tea Company.

At times when wanting to fix a cup of tea what it is called for, is simplicity with ease in the making. This tea certainly is easy to use.

Take freshly boiled water and one tea bag of this tea and put the teabag into your cup and pour in the freshly boiled water and leave to steep for several minutes depending on desired strength.
I find the longer I steep this tea the color is darker. Tea’s color is like those plump darken juicy grapes that one obtains in a very well stocked grocery store or at a farmers market. And the teas aroma, the nose of tea is certainly that of a bouquet; delightful fruity smell.

What is simple about this tea is that there is not a need to try to add anything else to it. You want a nice cup of hot tisane, finely blended fruit tea well this is it. Or if you prefer it cold simply make a bigger batch and leave it to cool and add ice in a tall glass and pour yourself a cup. This tea is naturally high in antioxidants and is good for you!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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