Review – Black Raven Tea – Eastern Shore Tea Co.

Tea Selection: Black Raven Tea

Company Name: Eastern Shore Tea Co.

Founded: no information listed

Founder: Stanley J. Constatine, Esq. President



Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:


Highest quality tea, and beautiful packaging are hallmarks of Eastern Shore Tea. Each variety is unique, from the one of a kind blends, to the original graphics created by renowned artists Howard Burns & Chas Constantine.


Each package of loose tea contains a re-usable muslin tea bag. Our tea bags are individually foil wrapped, and are made from oxygen whitened non-bleached paper. Our tea bags also do not use metal staples, so they are microwave-safe. In response to many requests from our customers, we have eliminated tags and string, to make our tea bags more ECO-Friendly.





“Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, this luscious blackcurrant tea blend is a Polished Paean of Praise to the mysterious romanticism and darkly poetic imagery of one of America’s first and still foremost authors of spellbinding tales. “Black as a raven’s wing,””.


Read more about Eastern Shore Tea Co. on their website: Eastern Shore Tea Co.




Fine Black Tea

Black Currant Flavoring


COSTS: 5.95 / 3 ounces

varies according to your purchase(s).


REVIEW: I love the works of Edward Allan Poe so when I saw this tea I “just had to”.


Prior to brew: very dark tea with a lovely fruit smell.


Brewed: deep violet color


Scent: The scent is strong and reminded me of raspberries


Flavor: Fruity


Sentiments: I saw this tea and just had to try it. I love the scent and my only wish would be for a natural flavoring. It is a delightful tea and tastes as good as it smells. I made it into an iced beverage on a hot summer day. It’s very refreshing. The color is dark and the scent of black current really fills the cup.


The website has a very good video on tea and the company in general is conscientious of what it chooses to be a tea and what to compliment each tea with.


I just spoke with Stan and asked about the flavorings and I will paste his response here:


“The Blackcurrant flavoring that we use in our Black Raven Tea is an all-natural Blackcurrant flavor with natural red grape added.  Traditional Blackcurrant flavoring has a bitter edge that most American’s don’t care for (Europeans do like it), so we add a small amount of red grape to smooth the flavor profile out. “


So glad for that Natural flavoring and the wisdom to sweeten it up a bit, I liked this tea and glad it can be something I can order again.


My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8 “



Till next Tea….

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