Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Blackcurrant Tea offers a fruity burst with every sip. It consists of the finest quality Black tea and natural blackcurrant flavouring along with the delightful addition of actual blackcurrant leaves. And these leaves are not just for show, either. Blackcurrant leaves are diaphoretic and diuretic, thus aiding in the reduction and elimination of unwanted bodily fluids.
Furthermore, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Blackcurrant Tea can improve cardiovascular health and stimulate the nervous system. The latter, of course, makes this tea a great choice if you are struggling with stress. But perhaps more importantly, our very own Blackcurrant Tea boasts a wonderful malty-fruity infusion, the like of which helps this brew to stand out from the crowd. Don’t believe us? Try Blackcurrant Tea today and find out for yourself.
New science? Think again. Blackcurrant leaves have been long been recognised for their medicinal properties. This dates back centuries. The plant, meanwhile, is botanically known as Ribes nigrum and is actually recognised as a scrub. It can grow to heights of 1.5 to 2 metres while its leaves are often 3 to 5 centimetres broad. Ribes nigrum favours hilly terrains in temperate regions around the world, particularly areas that do not have strong winds.
In Britain, 90% of the country’s blackcurrants are actually used in the making of blackcurrant squash. In the United States during the early 20th Century, growing blackcurrants was actually banned owing to the plant’s susceptibility to a disease known as pine blister rust. It was feared that this could impact the U.S. logging industry, although thankfully, this is rarely the case today. Instead, blackcurrants and blackcurrant leaves are rich sources of Vitamin A, B1, B5, B6, and C, and also contain minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, and phosphorus.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Ingredients: Black Tea leaves, Blackcurrant leaves, and Natural Blackcurrant Flavouring.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Blackcurrant Tea is best served black.
Tasting Notes: This beverage offers an enticing fruity aroma and an equally fruity taste. Delicate, but surprisingly flavoursome, Blackcurrant Tea is a sweet infusion coupled with subtle malty undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor with orangey highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Aside from tasting fantastic, Blackcurrant Tea might be the brew you’ve been looking when feeling a little ‘down in the dumps’. Brew up a cup of our lovely tea and see what it can do for your nervous system. Furthermore, studies in France have revealed anti-inflammatory activity in the leaves of Ribes nigrum. If that wasn’t enough then in folk medicine, blackcurrant leaves are used to treat rheumatism, sore throat, mouth ulcers, and respiratory conditions.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon