Juicy Black Currant

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From Assam Tea Company

Thick sweet and jammy flavor of black currants compliments the malty flavor of the black tea. An easy to please dessert tea.

Full leaf black tea, organic rosehips, tea flowers, organic cornflower & natural flavours.

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i know why MissB sent this to me. 1) not a caramel note in sight. 2) the smell!!!!!! wowza! the name is totally accurate too.

when i was a kid my gran would have a tin of cassis sucking candies in her mammoth sized purse…. opening the tin smelled just like this blend! juicy, tangy, robust, intriguing! a hint of astringency from the assam which is the perfect compliment to the black currant. i genuinely do get a sense of juiciness.

nice balance. definitely drinking a tea vs juice…. very nice. this blend makes me happy. i’ve had a number of ‘meh’ experiences lately. this was not one of them!!

thank you MissB!

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boychik

I bet you would love black currant jam. Too bad this fruit is banned in US. I buy imported occasionally in Russian stores.

Sil

Banned in the US???

Kaylee

I believe JustJames is based in Canada, where black currant isn’t banned. But also, the fruit isn’t technically banned in the US. Growing it is banned in some states. I’m still trying to figure out whether that ban extends to black currant products manufactured elsewhere, but I suspect it doesn’t.

Kaylee

Also, many black currant products are available for sale on Amazon, though that’s not a guarantee of legality :)

JustJames

banned in the states? REALLY? now i have to look that up….. must know why. hmmmm.

OMGsrsly

It was banned as a vector for a pine tree disease. :) I looked it up too, then got distracted on the internet!

JustJames

something to do with white pine specifically, buuuuuuuuuuut the ban was overturned in NY? not done yet….

boychik

Thanks for the link. I still don’t find it in Brooklyn so I didn’t know about ban overturn.

JustJames

dunno, but apparently NY is one of the states allowed to grow them…? but we’re also outside observers, boychik ;-) just because it’s on the interweb don’t make it so! lol.

boychik

I live in the area where I don’t have to buy groceries in supermarket. I mostly shop in ethnic markets and lots of exotic fruits and veg available super fresh. That is why I’m a little puzzled. But I will look it up on web maybe it’s special orders.

JustJames

rules and regulations also change according to who’s in power. might be that legally it’s allowed on a federal level, but not on a municipal level.

MissB

Wow. I’m thrilled you enjoyed this, and even more thrilled at the ensuing (and fascinating) discussion. Definitely learned something new today!

JustJames

i know! who woud have thought black currants could constitute the tree equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction?!! lol.

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Tastes like a wonderful mild Black Currant jam…a very nice dessert tea.

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