This one came as a free sample with my first Leaves of the World order. While I appreciate the pun in the title, I wouldn’t say this isn’t really a currant tea. The main flavours are strawberry and blueberry, and they’re super juicy, natural-tasting, and flavour accurate – but they’re berries. It’s probably just me, but currant makes me think either of blackcurrant or dried fruit, and this is neither of those.
Name aside, this makes for a really lovely cup. The green base (almost certainly sencha) is light and delicate, and works well with the fruit flavours. It’s nice to find a fruit blend where the individual flavours come through well without seeming overdone or artificial, and for them not to meld together into a generic “berry” mush. I can clearly taste both strawberry and blueberry here, and they’re distinct, individual flavours. There’s supposed to be ginger also, but that’s totally lost on me. Perhaps my bag needs a shake up.
I think this would make an excellent iced tea come summer, but I doubt it’ll still be in my cupboard at that point. I could be tempted to buy some more, though…