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No. 302

Black Forest - Loose Leaf Tea

Fruit Infusion

With its come-hither crimson hue and alluring dark-berry flavour, this complex, hibiscus-based loose-leaf fruit infusion is hard to resist at any time of year.

From: Mixed Origin

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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UK Deliveries

 

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Carrier

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Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

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Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

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Method

Cost

Carrier

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Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

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Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Black Forest dark berry fruit tea infusion


With its deep red colour and alluring, intensely floral aroma, our Black Forest infusion is a luxurious, mouth-filling fruit tea. Enjoyed hot or cold, it's particularly rewarding in the colder months when you want a caffeine-free tea – that crimson colour feels almost festive and is sure to brighten your day!

Based on carefully selected hibiscus blooms combined with whole raisins, berries and gorgeous chunks of candied pineapple, Black Forest is a loose-leaf blend that offers a distinct tanginess offset by an undercurrent of tropical sweetness.

Hibiscus blossom tea is known for its complexity of flavour, and this fruity infusion is no exception. Its floral fragrance is followed by an intense flavour of seasonal berries – blackcurrants, raspberries, elderberries – and a tangy mouthfeel. Giving it extra depth are the raisins and pineapple, which add a delightfully sweet and mellow dimension.

While we have a soft spot for this distinctive tea as a winter brew, it can also be wonderful in summer – perfectly served in a stylish jug rattling with ice, its eye-catching colour makes it a great addition to any alfresco gathering.

Learn the health benefits and uses of Hibiscus


Is fruit tea good for you?


Every sip of this rich, fruity infusion feels good for you. Made entirely without caffeine and with natural ingredients, Black Forest tea can be drunk by all the family. It's a great option for those wanting to up their healthy fluid intake or who are looking for a soothing bedtime brew. (One word of caution: hibiscus is a member of the mallow family, which some people are allergic to, and it contains phytoestrogens, which may cause hormonal fluctuations and so should be avoided by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. )

The main health benefits of our Black Forest tea come from its high antioxidant content. Of these, ascorbic acid, aka vitamin C, is key in this fruit infusion, provided by the hibiscus, elderberry, blackcurrants and raspberries. So you can enjoy Black Forest tea as a great immune-boosting addition to your diet throughout the cold and flu season.

Drinking hibiscus tea is also associated with helping lower blood pressure and levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, being useful in weight management and for helping offset liver disease, including cancer, though more research is needed here. Elderberries, meanwhile, contain particularly high levels of anthocyanins, linked to healthy brain function and potentially helping ward off Alzheimer's. These tiny purple-black berries have also been shown to help improve athletic performance due to their high amounts of the antioxidant-rich plant compounds called polyphenols.


The many uses of hibiscus


Hibiscus is native to tropical and warm temperate climates, and its flower, root and calyx have been used in traditional medicine since ancient times. The Egyptians knew it as a treatment for heart conditions, in Iran it has been used for centuries as a way of relieving hypertension, and in Chinese medicine its uses include everything from a diuretic to an inflammatory.

The flavour profile of hibiscus is commonly described as being somewhere between cranberry and pomegranate, making it a welcome ingredient in the kitchen. In African culinary culture, hibiscus has been particularly popular as the main ingredient of celebratory drinks at communal gatherings, and also as a dried seasoning – in rice dishes, for example – and as a meat marinade.


Alternatives to Black Forest fruit tea


If you enjoyed this hibiscus-based tea, why not try a caddy of our vibrant and beautifully balanced Hibiscus fruit tea infusion – especially sweet and delicious in the warmer months. Alternatively, you might like to explore more tropical flavour profiles with our wonderfully fragrant Caribbean Punch, packed with pineapple, apple and papaya, or our Mango Mocktail, best described as summer in a cup. For another caffeine-free infusion, this time inspired by Mediterranean tea culture, try our lively and refreshing Turkish Apple fruit tea blend.

Whether you're serving your fruit tea hot or cold, our range of Glassware has plenty of options, from the ultra elegant to the smart and practical. For more fruit tea infusions, browse our Tea Shop.

Nutritional Information per 100g
Energykcal4
kJ16
Fatg<0.5
of which saturatesg<0.1
Carbohydratesg0.9
of which sugarg0.9
Proteing<0.5
Saltg<0.01

Ingredients


Hibiscus Blossoms, Whole Raisins, Elderberries, Pineapple Pieces, Blackcurrants, Raspberries, Sugar and Natural Flavouring

Tasting notes


This tea offers a distinctly cherry aroma and red ruby infusion. A sweet cup with zesty hibiscus, cherry and tropical fruit notes with sweet and tangy mouthfeel.

Region


This tea has been crafted with the finest ingredients across the world.

How to brew

4g

4g

95°C

95°C

200ml

200ml

4 - 5mins

4 - 5mins

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