What Does Black Currant Tea Taste Like?

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Black Currant Tea It’s probably not on your radar for the most popular types of herbal infusions. And that’s a shame because this is an incredibly flavorful and robust herbal fruit tea that you can blend with just about anything.

What Does Black Currant Tea Taste Like? Black currant tea has a robust and strong fruity flavor that is very reminiscent of berries. There are also slightly sweet and tart flavor notes that really add to the complexity of the overall flavor.  There is a tiny bit of bitterness but overall the finish of this wonderful herbal tea is very smooth.

Let’s dig into each flavor note so that we can better understand what to expect from the amazing black currant tea.

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The Flavor Profile Of Black Currant Tea

Black Currant Tea Has A Fruity Berry-Like Flavor

Black currant tea is often mixed with other teas. In fact, it’s very difficult to find pure black currant tea. However, the flavor of black currant tea is incredibly pungent so you get a full blast of the wonderful flavor of this herbal infusion even when it is blended with other teas.

The first flavor that you’re going to notice it’s just how fruity it is. It has a robust berry flavor that is tough to compare to any other berries.

I guess Blackberry would be the closest the tiny Touch of blueberry mixed in. 

It really is the fruity flavor that forms the basis for the entire cup of herbal tea. And it’s that fruity flavor that really comes through whenever it’s blended with other teas especially black tea.

And A Little Tart

Tartness is a common flavor note for most berries and especially for berry teas. You also find it in some herbal flower teas like hibiscus. And it’s noticeable in black currant tea.  Even when blended with other infusions you can really get a sense of the tartness of the fruit flavor that black currant provides.

It makes a nice counterpoint to the natural sweetness of the black hair on that we’re going to get into in a minute but it doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the herbal infusion.

Black Currant Tea Is Slightly Sweet

There is a nice level of sweetness to the flavor of black currant tea. Whether you’re blending it with other herbal teas like hibiscus or mixing it with a traditional black tea it adds a reasonable level of sweetness to the overall infusion.

It’s important to note that sweet doesn’t mean sugary so don’t expect a really deep sugar flavor from the natural sweetness of black currant. Quite a few people don’t find it all that sweet and end up adding something like honey to the infusion to give it that extra bit of sweetness.

I never add any additional sugar or sweeteners to my tea and black currant tea is no exception to that rule.

And Only a Little Bitter

One thing that you kind of have to accept with herbal infusions is that there’s going to be at least a tiny bit of bitterness in most of them. The same is true for black currant tea. I detected the slightest bit of bitterness in most of the blends that feature black your auntie. 

You can make an argument that the bitterness comes from the other teas that are blended with it but having had a cup of pure black currant tea on a couple of occasions there is the slightest bit of bitterness in a black currant tea.

The Flavor Is Robust

If I had to sum up the flavor of black currant tea in a single word it would be robust. This is an incredibly flavorful tea and it’s one of the reasons why it’s used as a blending ingredient in a lot of other teas.

Very few herbal teas have a pungent enough flavor to stand up to a strong black tea and still come out as one of the dominant flavors in the tea.

Typically when you blend something with black tea you get the black tea flavor with a hint of lavender or a hint of ginger or hint of whatever other herbal infusions you are blending with it.

I would say that black currant he is on equal footing in terms of flavor with the black tea that you blend it with.

That is not an easy thing to do and it really speaks to just how robust the flavor of black currant tea is.

The Aroma Of Black Currant Tea

The aroma of black Karate is almost identical to the flavor of the herbal infusion. I would say that the aroma is a little bit more pungent than the finished product. But it has the same robust fruity Aroma that you get in the taste of the black currant tea.

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The Black Currant Tea Finish

That brings us to the end of our look at the flavor of black currant tea.  Black currant tea is interested in the fact that it is incredibly tough to find by itself.

You were going to find it blended with black tees constantly and there are some herbal infusions that use black currant as one of the ingredients but very few have it as the main feature. Most of the time it’s less than 10% of the overall herbal infusion blend.

The point is that this flavor profile is really preparing you for having one of those Bland and not having a pure cup of black currant tea. 

The great thing about black currant tea is that it is so pungent. Its flavor comes through in almost every blend that is put in. And you get a real good sense of exactly what it tastes like.

If you’re interested in checking out another fantastic black currant/blueberry blend then try Art Of Tea – Vanilla Berry Truffle(*affiliate link). It’s delightful.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

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