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BLACK CURRANT Sips by The Irie Cup

Black Tea, Blackberry Leaves, Mallow, Cornflower, Sunflower Petals, Natural Flavors

Medium Caffeine

Full-Size: $13.00

How To Make This Tea

  • 1 tsp per 8 oz. water
  • Heat water to 212° F or boil
  • Steep for 3-5 min

Why You'll Love This Tea

Just imagine a currant bush full of berries and its deep aroma and flavor. Our black currant is a surprisingly beautiful blend of Ceylon black tea noted by a floral bouquet of vitamin-rich blackberry leaves, as well as the medicinal qualities of mallow.

With a flavor profile similar to wine and touches of mild astringency, this bright copper-colored tea blend is best enjoyed in a variety of ways including hot, iced, or as a latte that is high in antioxidants.

Why You'll Love This Brand

The Irie Cup is a family owned and operated company by husband-and-wife team Joseph and Lashanda Lewis. They have always had an affinity for tea for as long as they both could remember. Growing up in Chicago, Joseph's father would always give subtle reminders, in words or actions, that they are part of a deep, rich heritage. Taking a walk into their backyard, you would not be able to tell if you were on the south side of Chicago or in the flourishing flower gardens of Mandeville, Jamaica. They would often find exactly what they needed around their home. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, carrots, and, of course, mint leaves. They never gave a second thought to what kind of tea they would have when they wanted tea. Mint tea, using the fresh-grown tea leaves outside their home, was their go-to. As Lashanda and Joseph began to encounter various ailments, her family would always seem to know exactly what tea could help. Do you have a headache? Drink fever grass. A bad cold? Garlic tea! Upset stomach? Ginger Tea! All of the above? Drink Cerasee! In 2016, they endeavored to share what they have always known with their friends and communities. This year, their dream of sharing their culture has become reality.

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