A glass cup of black currant tea with black currants and jam
Health Benefits

Top 5 Health Benefits of Black Currant Tea


Dedicated tea drinkers agree that few beverages offer as relaxing and rejuvenating an experience as a fine cup of tea. What tea drinkers may not know is how many nutritional health benefits* are associated with every cup. Bursting with berry-forward notes and big flavor, black currant tea is no exception.

According to herbalists and clinicians, black currant tea:


A black currant is a diminutive fruit that packs a big nutritional punch in a small package. Each dried berry in Tea Forté’s black currant tea blends contains a dose of antioxidants believed to reduce cancer-causing free radicals in the human body. A cup of tea made with this vibrant ingredient delivers a generous serving of vitamin C that may stave off colds and infections. Black currant also provides a serving of blood-building iron, as well as plenty of eye-protective vitamin A and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which may boost the effectiveness of the human immune system.


Anyone who finds coffee too stimulating would do well to replace one or more morning cups with a fragrant mug of black currant tea. A cup of Tea Forté’s black currant tea contains half the caffeine of coffee and less acidity, which can dry and irritate the mouth and throat. The dark berry undertones and hydrating properties of black currant tea, on the other hand, deliver a gentle eye-opener to soothe the system and ease us into our busy day.

Back tea with flecks of flowers

Black currant - a delicious, fragrant and healthful ingredient with many health benefits.


great deal of research is being conducted on the properties contained in black currants and teas made with them. From that research emerges another perk: its apparent ability to reduce the inflammation and discomfort that accompany conditions associated with advanced age, including menopause and arthritis.


Another of black currant tea’s health benefits is its apparent ability to stave off disease, thanks to the way it protects the body from oxidative stress formation. Thought to be involved in the development of heart failure, cancer, and chronic fatigue syndrome, oxidative stress formation affects the liver, brain, and other organs, and can be triggered by the consumption of alcohol. Black currant’s antioxidants, on the other hand, have shown their readiness for preventing such damage.


Some promising studies have shown black currant’s effects on glaucoma patients, suggesting that it may decrease the intraocular pressure associated with the disease’s formation. Studies are ongoing to determine black currant’s relationship to other ocular issues, including its potential use in prevention and treatment.

Black currant tea in a glass teapot with fresh currants and cookies on a wooden table

Preparing Tea Forté Black Currant tea.


Our tea is lovingly crafted in small batches with natural ingredients like blackberry leaf, black tea leaves and hand-picked currants. The ideal water temperature for brewing currant tea is 208°F, just below the boiling point. Steep our signature pyramid infuser or one teaspoon of loose leaves in six to eight ounces of almost-boiling water for three to five minutes. Sweeten with honey or enjoy the tea on its own.

Black Currant is one of many fine flavors offered at Tea Forté. Try a blend for yourself and raise a cup to good health.


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Black Currant loose tea leaves
Black Currant tea in a Loose Leaf Tea Canister

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