Blackcurrant & Rhubarb Sensation

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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  • “Thank you Scheherazade for this sample. Once steeped this smells like blackcurrant cordial but sweeter, like hard boiled blackcurrant sweets. I couldn’t really smell the rhubarb but my husband said...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I don’t drink a lot of bagged tea these days, but it does come in handy when I’m feeling as exhausted as I am at the moment. Last Friday the entirety of my new job got dumped in my lap, and I ended...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Why are Twinings’ UK teas and tisanes so much better than their US counterparts? From the infinitely stronger and more flavorful breakfast blends to the exciting herbals they don’t carry back in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think I got it. Blackcurrant and Rhubarb “Flavour Infusion”. First tea from the box of DOOM that Sil and MissB have shared. Thank you so much tea friends!!! It smells super blackcurranty, yay!...” Read full tasting note

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A nostalgic wander through the flavours of your past. We’ve captured the sweet flavours of ripe blackcurrants, tender red rhubarb and the comforting warmth of aromatic vanilla. With every sip, you’ll be transported back to blossoming country gardens – and the taste of steaming hot crumble on the kitchen table.
Naturally caffeine free, this intensely fruity blend is a deliciously special treat, any time of the day.

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6 Tasting Notes

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1355 tasting notes

Thank you Scheherazade for this sample.

Once steeped this smells like blackcurrant cordial but sweeter, like hard boiled blackcurrant sweets. I couldn’t really smell the rhubarb but my husband said for him the rhubarb was the strongest element. Weird.

Flavour wise it’s fairly mild considering it’s thick scent. The rhubarb is noticeable now and is sweet yet a little tart though I must specify the word little. It still tastes like a hard boiled sweet, or some sort of cough syrup….it’s a little odd.

Definitely a winter tea but I can’t get over it’s medicinal flavour. This just is not my cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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I don’t drink a lot of bagged tea these days, but it does come in handy when I’m feeling as exhausted as I am at the moment. Last Friday the entirety of my new job got dumped in my lap, and I ended up working Saturday and most of last week to try and at least get things back on track. That means I’ll have to spend this week catching up on everything I should have been doing last week, with the expectation that things be in some sort of reasonable shape before the christmas break. Which I’ll be glad to have. I’ve hardly had time to drink tea, let alone keep up with my steepster notes, but still. I can only do my best.

Anyway, the tea. This really does taste remarkably like crumble, for some crushed up fruit in a bag. There’s a buttery, bakey kind of taste to it that’s quite exceptional, and tempered beautifully by the tart blackcurrant and tangy rhubarb flavours. For a supermarket bagged fruit tea, it’s not at all bad. Good strong flavour, not over hibiscussed, and blessedly caffiene and fuss free. Pretty okay, in my book.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Why are Twinings’ UK teas and tisanes so much better than their US counterparts? From the infinitely stronger and more flavorful breakfast blends to the exciting herbals they don’t carry back in the States, it’s almost as if they were two separate entities. Anyway, on to the tisane, another of the teabags I picked up at the Twinings shop a few days ago. It’s mostly blackcurrant, with some hibiscus undertones. The blackcurrant flavor is very pleasant; I only wish the rhubarb came through. I suppose the hint of sourness from the hibiscus hints at it, but that’s all. This blend seems very similar to Twinings Blackcurrant and Blueberry, and I think I like them both about equally. I’ll definitely purchase one or the other again.

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I think I got it.

Blackcurrant and Rhubarb “Flavour Infusion”. First tea from the box of DOOM that Sil and MissB have shared. Thank you so much tea friends!!!

It smells super blackcurranty, yay! I’ll add a little honey to this as I’m still recovering.

There is definitely a lot of hibiscus in this both in flavour and in looks. However, I don’t really mind that too much. It might be better aka more balanced as a cold steep, but I’m happy to drink this as-is. I don’t get a lot of rhubarb, but there is SOUR so that could be rhubarb. :)

I think maybe the blackcurrant and vanilla might be more my style, but this is good too.

Thanks so much to MissB, for sharing this. (There’s only one of each Twinings and they’re all mine! ALL MINE! grabby hands)

1 tea bag in 10 oz, 3 minutes at 195F.

Sil

LOL that is TOTALLY your perogative as a box organiser :)

OMGsrsly

:D This is super fun, but it’s taken over my sewing table. As I try, I’m going to pack the rest up for Bear With Me and CrowKettle.

MissB

Yay! Glad it made it to you. I can still easily get a lot of these (Twinings) if you want me to send more of the loved ones.

OMGsrsly

I think I’ll be good. :) So much tea! Wow!

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in SHARP contrast to the other nasty cup i had..this one is actually quite pleasant for a bagged tea. I don’t get a lot of rhubarb from this one but the blackcurrant and vanilla is nice for a bagged tea. Certainly nicer than a lot of the teas we have out here in bagged for, that’s for sure! thanks again missB!

Ubacat

The box is pretty.

Suziqzer

I think rhubarb would be a difficult flavor to master in tea.

Sil

stacy did it..with my tea

Suziqzer

Well Stacy is just awesome! Wish she would change her mind & keep selling tea, even if just a few blends as she had time.

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