Black Currant

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Black Currant, Black Tea
Berries, Berry, Black Currant, Fruity
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Loose Leaf, Sachet, Tea Bag
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 9 oz / 275 ml

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From Harney & Sons

John’s first flavored tea. It has “big” fruity, berry flavor. This full-bodied tea has become a traditional favorite in fine restaurants all over America.

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

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641 tasting notes

On a quest, I found this at the town market. Thankfully I’d brought enough gold. It has a nice berry scent. And is pretty fruity in general. The flavour is a mild berry, but really good. Have with scones before going on adventures.

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Black Currant

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231 tasting notes

On the 8th day of sipdowns…

This morning I threw my last (of 2) Harney Black Currant tea bag into my mug and accidentally oversteeped it. It was okay, but the black tea definitely drowned out the currant notes from over steeping :/ I’ll probably pick up a little more of this one.

Flavors: Black Currant

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623 tasting notes

This is really good, but be aware that it is pretty strong. I liked it cold, I was able to steep it twice if I stuck to three minute steeps. I love how currants are fruity without being sweet, it gave the tea a nice fall vibe to it. I would absolutely purchase (this was a sample).

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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A blend of China black tea and currants, this one has a very fruity aroma. Its totally delicious. The fruitiness is balanced and not overpowering. I dig. Would drink again for sure.

Flavors: Black Currant, Fruity

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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24 tasting notes

A nicely balanced tea. Neither too fruity, nor too bland. It is hard for me to describe black currant but it makes me feel nostalgic and is paired well with the Chinese black base.

Flavors: Berry, Black Currant

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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534 tasting notes

This is a sort of H&S staple, and no wonder. Nice black tea base + sophisticated fruit flavor = winner.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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193 tasting notes

MMMMMMM, this is my favourite H&S tea I’ve had. I find most of them have the same base and there is something about them I don’t like, but this one is different. And the black currant flavour is really natural and the perfect strength.

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This tastes a little bit too “generic fruit tea” for me to want to stock up on it, but at the same time it was a very flavorful, nice cup. Something to go well with a meal, when one usually doesn’t ponder upon the complexity of tea flavors – because there isn’t much of it here.

I did enjoy it, though!

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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416 tasting notes

OMG, this smells just like black Jelly Babies, which were my favorite growing up. I haven’t had one of those candies in years (sadly, not vegan). I’d drink this tea just to smell it, because it brings me back to Christmastime when my family would buy a bunch of candy from the Irish shop to share. Jelly Babies, Flakes, Crunchies, Roses, Cadbury’s fruit and nut bars, and, of course Tayto Crisps.

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so last night, i couldn’t leave well enough alone after my cozy Candy Cane green tea to ease into sleep, so i brewed up a cup of Paris at 12:30 in the morning. haha.

today, i decided to try its twin: blackcurrant ‘seemingly blueberry’ jam!!! this, my friends, is Paris in its birthday suit! if only for the fact that it contains no bergamot, vanilla or caramel aside from the blackcurrant; they taste pretty much identical!

i was lucky enough to find a 50-bag box of this at Fairway for $5.49! what? i’m lucky to find boxes of 20 for upwards of $3 but i digress.. the Harney & Sons tea gods were shining down on me…what a great find. they also had some of the classics such as Earl Grey, as well as Hot Cinnamon Spice & Organic Green with Citrus and Ginkgo….all in boxes of 50 for 5.49. what an economical way to sample some of their teas. i’m impressed.

since i knew that blackcurrant was the key flavor in Paris, i thought, why not try their Blackcurrant? i figured i couldn’t go wrong; i figured right. really, if i didn’t know any better, i would think this was Paris. i also wouldn’t know it wasn’t loose leaf!

whatever they put in their bags is of very high quality, at least judging by this box. i’m inclined to throw my hands up in the air because i just struck gold with some of my favorite tea!

the color of the liquor is a gorgeous amber red that darkens pretty quickly, and the taste is just delicious. it’s luscious and fruity, with berries all around. i think the only thing you won’t get from the teabags that you would in the loose leaf is the abundantly fragrant experience upon opening the bag.

Flavors: Berries


I like this one, too.


Do you like this more than Ahmad BC?

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