Rift Valley Currant
Rift Valley Currant is our premiere black currant tea blend. Black currants, sometimes spelled blackcurrant, are native to Europe. The taste of this tea, like a black currant, is tart and earthy, with whispers of sweet.
The name Rift Valley Currant is a merger of healthy black currants and some of our Kenyan teas. The Great Rift Valley of Africa is a 3,700 mile long trench that passes through all of Kenya. The name of this tea honors the Kenyan teas we source from this region.
We took a purple color approach to this blend and paired the black currant with two of our Kenyan teas – Hand Rolled Purple and Beliote Black (beliot(e) means elephant in Nandi (an indigenous clan from the Western Highlands)). And then we took the purple even further and added Butterfly Pea Flowers.
This purple blend has a health angle, too. Black currants are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, while the purple tea, with high amounts of anthocyanin, are antioxidant rich, too. Along with antioxidants from the butterfly pea flowers, this blend is an antioxidant super kicker.
Rift Valley Currant is delicious. Don’t expect it to be berry sweet, but rather complex and layered. The liquor’s various hues of purple is beautiful and full-bodied.
This tea is stupendous hot and fabulous cold!
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With Kenyan black & purple tea*, black currant, hibiscus*, butterfly pea flower, lemon myrtle*, peppercorn, elder flower*, flavor, *organic.
Caffeine. A made in Montana tea.