Blackcurrant and Rum
Cup Characteristics: Deep black currant aroma and flavor. Just imagine a currant bush full of berries. Stunning as an iced tea.
Black Currant is also known as Cassis. It is both a propagated and wild grown berry which some claim originated in France. Cassis is a very popular beverage throughout Europe, known for being aromatic in smell and in taste. This particular aspect of Black Currant is very evident on this tea.
Black Currant gained notoriety in 1712 for its beneficial properties, which were published by the Abbot Bailly inferring that Black Currant was indeed an aphrodisiac and should be consumed with great care. Perhaps this is why it is one of more popular teas. On a hot summer day Black Currant quenches one’s thirst very well.