David’s Teaview Snapshot
|"A rich tasting black tea that has no bitterness, paired with a subtle but authentic-tasting black currant flavoring... currently my favorite black currant."|
The 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.
— To purchase Elmwood Inn Black Currant, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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