Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Currants, Black Teas, Blackcurrant Flavoring
Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Berry, Black Currant, Drying, Fruity, Malt, Smooth, Spices
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 oz / 400 ml

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  • “I’m on Day 2 of a severe migraine, but back at work, because I’m so tired of the underhanded harrassment any time I’m “out of work for more than a day for a headache” because they don’t understand...” Read full tasting note
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From International Tea Importers

Fine black tea leaves combine with the big fruity flavor of black currants to construct a tea that is distinctively sweet and tangy.

SKU#: FB-011

This is the wholesale source of:
Black Currant Black Tea by The American House

Ingredients: Assam/Nilgiri black tea, black currant pieces, black currant leaves, black currant flavor.

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I’m on Day 2 of a severe migraine, but back at work, because I’m so tired of the underhanded harrassment any time I’m “out of work for more than a day for a headache” because they don’t understand how chronic migraine works (and this is with FMLA from my doctor on file… I seriously wonder what good it does). So I feel like utter shit, but just have to get through these eight hours. Meeeeeh. This is one of my old “vacation teas” that I got from a vacation to San Diego from a tea shop called The American House — they appear to source the majority of their blends from International Tea Importers, a quite prolific tea blend wholesaler. Metropolitan Tea Co., another large blend wholesaler, also has a Black Currant black tea blend, but their ingredient list is different, which is the taletell sign of which is which.

I remember when I tried this before I found it horribly bitter/astringent, but since then, I’ve really refined how I make black teas for my personal tastes (I use a lot less leaf and shorter steep times than is typically “recommended” by most) and using my typical parameters (this cup was 3g for my 400ml work thermos with a 3 minute steep in 205F water) I am not having that problem… there is some mild drying, but it’s mostly quite smooth and really tasty! I wouldn’t put it up there with Lupicia’s Cassis and Berry, but the base is a nice mix of malty and autumn leaf notes, with just a hint of spice toward the end of the sip, and the black currant flavor is rather full and juicy. It isn’t naturally sweet thanks to the fruity, so a bit of sweetener may make the fruity notes pop a bit more; I’m finding it fine as is, though, as a rather rounded black cup with a strong currant presence. I think I’ll make this as an iced brew next time.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Berry, Black Currant, Drying, Fruity, Malt, Smooth, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 400 ML

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