A favourite for decades. Murchie's has combined the deep fruity tones of succulent black currants with a smooth and subtle black tea finish to create a mouth watering, refreshing cup of tea.

Ingredients: Black tea (Ceylon, Keemun), natural and artificial flavouring

Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend
Tea Format Tea Bags
Type Black

Best flavored Murchies tea!  Review by  TC

Without exaggeration, the Black Currant tea has the most unique and pleasant taste of all Murchies fruit teas I've tried. Straight out of the package it smells as a fragrant summery currant, and the flavor translates very naturally to the tea. As a black tea, it is good for breakfast, or as iced tea on the hot afternoon. For me, it is one of the few teas that do not need milk. Fair warning: once you try it, you will have to buy more of it! :)

Posted on 2023-07-27

Long time favorite  Review by  Christine

I absolutely love this tea as does everyone I share it with, including those who say, "I don't like fruity tea." This is a very unique blend that always satisfies. Anxious to try the decaf too. Ordering both to stock my pantry!

Posted on 2020-03-06

Favorite tea ever  Review by  VanessaMax

In 1988 I visited Victoria as a 16 year old and our host served us this black currant tea every afternoon. I had never had hot tea before. Little did I know this would be the BEST cup of tea of my life. I have since traveled the world drinking hot teas from Australia to China, Japan, the Middle East and Ireland... still... this Black Currant tea is the absolute best. Hands down. No contest. I’m so glad I can order it online.

Posted on 2018-11-07

Amazing   Review by  Lin

Thought I might like this tea, but WOW.. it’s amazing!! Am ordering more in both regular & decaf.

Posted on 2018-02-25

Delightful!  Review by  Jeanie

This tea has such a clean flavor, with a perfect balance between the black tea and the fruit. It's a new favorite.

Posted on 2017-11-29

Wonderful flavor   Review by  Urbanhoundmom

This is probably my favorite Murchie's tea. I love it in the afternoon, very refreshing and fruity but not overpowering. A good blend of black tea with just enough fruit flavor to make it interesting. I recommend it highly.

Posted on 2017-05-23

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Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.

Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee               Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.

Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through

  • Fine to medium grind coffee
  • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
  • Coarse grind coffee
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
  • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
  • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!

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