Black Currant Tea

The Black Currant (also known as Cassis) is a species of Ribes berry, native to central and northern Europe, as well as northern Asia. They have a sweet and sharp taste and are popularly used in British cuisine for jams, jellies, juices and desserts. Although once popular and widely available in the United States, American farmers were largely banned from growing them throughout the 20th century because the berry was thought to have spread diseases amongst white pine which threatened the lumber industry. Most of these bans have been lifted in recent years, however, and black currant farming is making a slow comeback in the United States.

There are 49 reviews available for this category, for 24 different varieties.

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The Persimmon Tree Vanilla Berry Truffle

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Might be more accurately named "White Chocolate Berry Truffle." Still, it's tasty!"
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      9/10

Tiesta Tea Blueberry Cyclone

8.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Delightful depth and blueberry clarity, this tea is an experience that highlights blueberries in an exceptional way."
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      8.8/10

Joy’s Teaspoon Riesling

8.4/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"It was, in the strictest sense, what one would expect a white [wine] tea to be."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"I am impressed with the versatility of Riesling, by varying the temperature one can achieve radically different styles of the same tea. Quite a unique quality in white teas."
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      9.7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Disappointingly, I didn’t get much of a wine essence; rather I sensed more of a sweet-syrupy grape flavor, not unlike a grape candy flavor. "
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      6.5/10

Arbor Teas Organic Mixed Berry Black Tea

8.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A flavorful blend. Just make sure that you let it steep as long as possible to coax out all the flavor."
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      8.3/10

ESP Emporium White Grape Premium White Tea Blend

8.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"It does taste more authentically like purple/red grapes than any other tea blend that I have tried. Further, I am betting with a just a bit more sweetener that my 4 yr old would drink this. Plus, I wouldn't have to worry about it staining!"
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A zesty fruity white tea. Rather refreshing."
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      8.6/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"What really surprised me most about this blend was that there were no actual grapes in it. However, this smelled like grapes, bold green ones."
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      8.3/10

EuroTcup Blueberry

8.2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"A more appropriate name should've been "Berrysplosion featuring Blueberry", but I'm just being snarky."
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      8.2/10

Elmwood Inn Black Currant

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: David David's review:
"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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      8/10

Mighty Leaf Spirulina Stamina

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"The drink's flavor is rather complex. It is sometimes dominated by cinnamon with berry notes and, at other times, by grassy notes. This does not have a typical green yerba mate flavor."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A nicely-blended herbal tea, with rosehip and black currant as the primary flavors. Health benefits and great taste in a single blend, what more could you ask for?"
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      8/10

JING Tea Blackcurrant and Hibiscus

7.9/10  —  8 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Juicy, tangy and fresh, the aroma of the leaves is divine while the jewelled brew is lively with hibiscus zip and cooked berry fullness, seeming a bit more like a cranberry hibiscus"
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"A wonderful berry infusion that is delicious either hot or iced. Highly recommended!"
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A very pleasing and sweet concoction with the hibiscus and berry flavors matched nicely, offering a floral quality with stately fruit overtones. "
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      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"As for taste, it's as deep, barrel-chested a berry flavor as you'd expect from something so...purple."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"This is a sweet, smoky tea. Enjoy it in the afternoon with scones."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This brews up to the gorgeous berry color that I expected. It has that pleasant berry tisane aroma that I associate with most blends of this type. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"If you love fruity teas, this is not one to miss. I look forward to stocking up in the future!"
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Really, fully, totally fruity tasting with a big, round, heady, luscious fully ripe, nearly autumnal flavor of berries. Smooth, sweet and fabulous."
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      10/10

52 Teas Black Currant Papaya Green Tea

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"I do enjoy my flavored teas, though it's not too often I throw a flavored green tea in the mix. This would be a worthy addition to my stash, though, for sure."
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      7.8/10

Teavana Blueberry Bliss

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
" As a hot drink, this is not one that I would probably not reach for with any regularity, but I did find that it was much more enjoyable iced. In fact, it is downright tasty when iced."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"I can’t say that I could individually discern every ingredient in the mix, as the blueberry flavor dominated the cup (which is definitely a good thing in my opinion). "
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      8/10

SpecialTeas Blueberry Cocktail

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lea Lea's review:
"Tastes as close to real blueberries as any tea I've had... there's the slightest grape undertone, providing an unusual, welcomed finish"
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A bold but not too-tart blueberry tea that is simply heads and shoulders above the competition. One of the best of its kind I've ever tasted."
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      8/10

Talbott Teas Blissful Blueberry

7.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The blueberry flavour is gently fruity and not overly tart, the hibiscus in this blend playing thankfully subdued part."
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      6.8/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's tart, but the strong overtones of hibiscus don't overpower the blueberry, which is both realistic and delicious."
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      7.9/10

Tattlers' Teas Sangria Rooibos

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Rich in appearance, bursting with fruit, a complex scent and stunning coloring upon brewing."
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      7.0/10

CupTeavity Russian Court English Tea

7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The tea was hearty and spicy and warming. The flavours blended together well into a bold, unique blend."
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      6.9/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Bust out the Matchbox for this Russian inspired, English Blend."
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      7/10

KTeas Black Tea with Black Currant

6.7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Just a little bit of the berry, a berry with a history."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The deliciously scented light to medium bodied brew offers a juicy, pleasing black currant flavour with a little sweetness to it yet the black tea base seems to subdue the lighter currant notes, grounding them with its more rugged, earthy character"
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      7.2/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The currant flavor was equal parts tart and sweet, providing just enough fruit flavor to liven up the cup. "
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      7/10

Red Leaf Tea Black Currant

6.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jenn Jenn's review:
"I enjoyed having a mildly fruity cup to start the day, I was just hoping for a little bit more depth and flavor. "
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"This is a bit sharp for a black currant, but it delivers a fine tea nonetheless."
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      6.5/10

Empire Tea Services Sangria de Seville

6.5/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"For those who are not fruit flavored tea fans, and even for those who aren't, I can say that this is not a fruit flavored tea, this is a flower flavored rooibos tea blend with fruit based accents."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Fans of intensely berry flavoured tea would do well to check this one out. Those looking for a wine-like flavour will be thoroughly disappointed though. "
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      5.3/10
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"This is a tea for taste cup, like a wonderland of fruitiness with the earth made of black c. sinensis."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: JennH JennH's review:
"Sangria de Seville plus serendipity equals a decent glass of iced tea. "
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      5.6/10

TeaGschwendner Goji Berry

5.9/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"I'm not sure if it is the goji berry, the lemongrass or both, but something in here makes this cup particularly interesting and tasty."
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      7.75/10
Teaviews Member: Joe Joe's review:
"While fun to look at, regrettably this eclectic combination does not result in a great tasting drink."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea's flavor is interesting, but probably more so due to the combination of berry and lemongrass flavors than to the goji berries alone. I found this to be a uniquely blended tea worth trying, but it loses points for being rather light-bodied."
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      6/10

Doehi Tea White Grape

5.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"This is a very sweet, smooth blend with a grape taste that isn't quite natural. I feel that there was a bit too much flavoring added as I am not able to pick up the taste of the tea itself."
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      5.6/10

Tea Forte Black Currant

4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"Despite honest flavors of black currant and blackberry leaves, the overly thick texture drags down the quality of this tea experience."
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      4/10

Red Leaf Tea Silver Star

3.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Joe Joe's review:
"I guess I can sum up my review by saying I did not finish this tea. Its thin body had a combination bitter, tart and medicinal tang."
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      3/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"I do wish to point out that my low rating is not indicative of the quality of the tea, but rather my personal opinion of the tea's flavor. I imagine that some people may actually find this flavor profile to be quite intriguing; I just wasn't one of those people."
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      4/10

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Strawberry Kiwi

3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"Bottom line, the green tea used in this is probably not of a good quality and extremely finicky."
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      3/10

China Mist Lemon Zinger & Black Currant

2/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"Two more big disappointments from China Mist's Tea Bag Sampler... the black currant blend was particularly awful."
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      2/10

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