22 Tasting Notes
Before I studied in the UK for a semester, blackcurrents weren’t even on my radar. I discovered that basically everything purple that would be grape-flavored in the US is blackcurrent-flavored in the UK — even the Skittles.
I miss blackcurrent juice and blackcurrent sweets, but at least I can get blackcurrent tea! It’s a perfectly nice fruity black tea. I generally throw a sugarcube or two in mine.
My favorite oolong. It’s delicate and faintly sweet, almost flowery, but not at all cloying. The little leaves are wadded up like spitballs, lovely to watch unfurl in the hot water.