Review: Elmwood Inn Black Currant

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Thumbs up!"A rich tasting black tea that has no bitterness, paired with a subtle but authentic-tasting black currant flavoring... currently my favorite black currant."
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elmwood-inn-black-currant.jpgThe second tea I enjoyed tonight was a black currant from Elmwood Inn Teas. I recently bought three of their teas (peach, black currant, and english breakfast). All three have similarities, especially the two fruit-flavored teas. Black currant is one of my favorite black tea flavors, so I look forward to sampling various versions. I have found many fruit-flavored teas tend to the heavy side of fruitiness and are often paired with a mild tea, such as a Ceylon. Some are more balanced, with equal flavor being derived from the fruit and the tea (TeaSource's black currant would fit this category and is one of my top choices both hot and iced). The Elmwood black currant tends toward the other end of the spectrum--it features a rich tasting black tea that has no bitterness when brewed properly (4 minutes), paired with a subtle but authentic-tasting black currant flavoring. While this pairing fairs less well as an iced tea, I find it to be exquisite when hot. It is currently my favorite black currant when I'm in the mood for a hot tea.

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One Response to “Review: Elmwood Inn Black Currant”

  1. Tatiana Says:

    This tea it is distinctly Not black currant. The black cherry aroma bears an uncanny resemblance to cough syrup, and the tea itself has almost no flavor! I believe it was the Tea Forte version of black currant that I bought a while back from a Philly kitchen store, and it was spot on. I’ll have to check that one out now, but after this purchase I’m a little leery.

    My Rating: 4/10

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