Spring! It’s here!
Well, in Florida, there’s no spring. The Sunshine State skips straight into Summer….
Spring makes me want to escape into a 2005 Pride & Prejudice fantasy, dress up in white airy gowns, walk through British meadows into the arms of Mr. Darcy and drink tea while reading books in the shade of a big tree with the chirping of birds filling the air.
If I could make this particular spring experience into a tea, it would most definitely be the Black Currant Herbal Tea from Blossom. One could smell the sweet fruitiness before even opening the package!
This organically cultivated tea is a blend of black currant, hibiscus flower, apple, blackberry leaf, elderberry and rosehip.
Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, black currant is native to Northern parts of Europe, and can be eaten raw but it’s usually cooked with sweeter components. That’s why the Hibiscus is a harmonious complement, adding a freshness and brightness to the tea.
The most notable distinctions of this tea are the piquant flavors of the black currant masterfully paired with the tartness of apples and natural sweetness from the hibiscus. Can you taste is yet?
One of the other qualities that struck me as well was the color of this tea! It produced a deep, gemstone-like maroon color and because of the quality organic ingredients, the liquid itself was transparent and not cloudy. Can a tea sparkle? I think mine did.
This tea was definitely an experience to be had and more than worth the price! Below is my summary of Blossom’s Black Currant Herbal tea!
Aroma: fresh, sweet, earthy. 8/10
Flavor: naturally sweet, calming, rich, no additional sweetener needed, 9/10
Color: deep purple-ish red, clear steep, 9/10
Benefits: ingredients high in vitamin C, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, aids in lowering blood pressure, 8/10
Overall experience: 8.5/10 this is by far one of my top 10 favorite loose leaf teas!