Posted: Oct 02, 2012 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM)
The Black Currant and Raspberry flavors of Granny Squibb’s teas taste pretty similar, so we’re going to focus on this one, Black Currant, which was our preferred variety. Maybe it’s slightly less marketable than the ubiquitous combination of raspberry and black tea, but this is a better tasting blend and one that feels a little bit more nostalgic (and, therefore, fits with the vibe of the brand slightly better). This particular variety uses black tea, sugar, blackcurrant juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and natural flavor. There’s a nice base of black tea at the heart of this product, which has been given a moderate level of sweetness from the added sugar. From there, the black currant juice has a tart flavor that’s almost cranberry-like. Plus, it has more depth of flavor than the raspberry variety, which is another reason why we like this variety better. The lemon and lime juices help join everything together, with the citrus helping to keep the sweet and tart flavors at bay. Visually, this definitely is one of their most polished looking flavors, with a clean front panel, a nicely executed retro/nostalgic theme, and minimal text needed to describe the product. It’s definitely easy to figure out what this product is and it does a nice job of whetting the palate. Overall, a nice entry from Granny Squibb’s.