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type: black

origin: sri lanka flavors

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

A classic tea combination: full, tangy Ceylon black tea flavored with jammy, aromatic Currants. Smooth, deeply fruity with a ripe juiciness and bright finish. Makes a warming, cozy cup in the winter and a refreshing, crisp iced tea when the summer sun is shining high. Steep at 212°F for 3 minutes

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    • CK

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      This is the weakest of all the fruit flavored black teas I've tried from Adagio. The currant flavor was nice but barely present. If you're looking for a similar tea that's even jammier, I'd go with passionfruit.

    • 

      Nostalgic, jammy, and very tasty. I love the bright, refreshing taste and when paired with honey, it's like a sweet pieish taste.

    • 

      This tea had a little bit of currant flavor but it wasn't that strong. I don't think I really enjoy black teas with fruity flavors.

    • 

      This tea was simply shocking! I think there was a current running through it. 😉

    • 

      A mild fruity and floral aroma in this tea. I steeped at a lower temperature to prevent any bitterness from the Ceylon or the raspberry leaves. The flavor of currants is enhanced with a bit of honey, which also tones down the brightness of the Ceylon. Currant tea makes a nice morning cup of tea, but would also be delicious with scones for afternoon tea or iced in the summer.

      (Steeped at 190°F x 2 minutes)

    • 

      This was an interesting one. I don't think I've had real currents before, so to me it came across rain or date-like. A nice flavor though, especially with some sugar added to amp up the sweetness.

      From experience the ceylon base does better at a lower temp then what's recommended, otherwise it can become quite astringent.

      Steeped (1) 190F 2.5min, (2) 195F 2.75min

    • EC

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      This is probably one of my absolute favorite teas I have ever tried from Adagio! (And I have tried quite a few!) It reminds me a little of raspberry but it's really got a nice unique berry flavor and does NOT taste fake like so many of the other berry teas. I love it so much - I will definitely be buying a full-sized bag very soon!

    • 

      Brewed at a lower temperature, the Ceylon tea did not get bitter. The dry leaves smell nicely of berries, but the brewed tea has a light berry flavor. Doesn't taste like fresh currants really though. Light astringency at the finish.

    • 

      The berry flavor is nice, though not very strong, and there is a hint of tartness that is pleasant. It is a bit of generic berry flavor to me, but isn't overly potent, overly bitter (when steeped at a lower temp for no more than 3 min), or harsh like I found the blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry to be.

    • 

      A bit tart and tangy from the currants and bitter from the black tea despite brewing at lower temperature. I added a few rock sugar crystals to tame down the bitterness.

    • KB

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      The currant wasn't super strong for me, but I still enjoyed it. It reminded me of Adagio's Baskerville Bramble tea without the caramel. If you want a stronger currant flavor, I'd recommend something herbal.

    • 

      Love it. I love the currant flavor. Strong flavor and sweet taste

    • 

      I have always been a fan of black currant teas, so I was unsure what to expect when drinking a tea made from a mix of currants. This tea was delightfully fruity with a little tang.