Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dilmah Blackcurrant Ceylon Tea

I have been drinking a lot of really good teas lately, and Dilmah's Blackcurrant Ceylon tea is fairly high up on that list. I've actually had a difficult time lately finding fruit-flavored teas that aren't overbearingly fruity, and Dilmah's blackcurrant offering is a very welcome breath of fresh, aromatic air.

Dilmah is a long-standing and singularly-focused family company that is passionate about and committed to tea, and it really shows. Although I have not had a chance to try Dilmah's plain Ceylon tea, it is still terribly clear that their base tea is a cut above. It tastes very fresh, despite coming in prepackaged bags, and has a robust flavor without being overwhelming. The blackcurrant is also perfectly balanced, and is very present in the drink without overpowering the taste of the tea. Unfortunately, I have never actually had a blackcurrant (currants aren't native to this part of the world), so I can't speak to the naturalness of the flavor, but it does taste consistent with many other blackcurrant-flavored drinks that I've had in the past. However, Dilmah's blackcurrant infusion is somehow not as sweet and "berryish" as others seem to be, giving the tea a more mild flavor and pleasant aftertaste, despite its very strong fragrance while steeping. 

In a lot of ways, Dilmah's Blackcurrant Ceylon tea is quite sublime. It's difficult for me to put my finger on exactly why I like it so much. It's just good, somehow. Very good. Definitely pick up a box of this if you ever happen across it.

Verdict: Highly recommended

Purchased: Big Lots [Greenwood, SC]
Size: 20 bags
Price: $2.00 [Discounted]  

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