Let me TRY to explain…
It DOES smell like Black Currants, I suppose, but I always thought that Black Currants kind of smelled STINKY for lack of better term…it’s like these lil berries can’t make up their mind if they want to be juicy, bitter, tart, sweet, or sour! BUT…that’s just the berry, I suppose.
As far as flavor is concerned – this bagged tea is highly flavored and it shows itself off in both aroma and taste.
It’s purplish in color between the black currant and the hibiscus. The hibiscus isn’t overdone but noticeable.
I can’t taste the licorice and I’m fine with that.
For accuracy-sake this is ‘right on’ flavor-wise. As far as my personal tastes go – eventho I’m not usually a blackcurrant connoisseur – this is pretty good but not something I would dash out and buy in large quantities.
I’m drinking it hot but thinking it would be better iced.