Currant Affair

Tea type
Fruit Rooibos Blend
Artificial Flavouring, Blackberry Leaves, Blackcurrant, Rooibos
Black Currant, Wood, Medicinal, Artificial, Sweet, Berry, Fruity, Rooibos, Sour, Tart, Stewed Fruits
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Caffeine Free
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 45 sec 13 oz / 399 ml

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Our currant favourite
In 11th century Russia, it was grown as a staple in monastery gardens. In 17th century Europe, it was made into a dark and delicious syrup to soothe sore throats. And in England during World War 2, it was the country’s top source of Vitamin C. We’re talking about the deliciously nutritious blackcurrant, quite possibly our favourite super-fruit. Try it for yourself with this velvety rich tea, a sweet and fruity blend of blackcurrants, blackberry leaves and super-healthy rooibos. It’ll be an instant love affair.

Ingredients: Rooibos, sweet blackberry leaves, blackcurrant, black currant and cream flavouring.

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151 tasting notes

I’m not gonna lie.. I haven’t been feeling david’s lately… with all the mango teas for spring and summer that i couldn’t have, and some less than stellar blends that I could have, and the major disappearances of some of my favorites! … I have liked some of the new teas, but haven’t really LOVED them (not enough that i’ll really, really, miss them when they disappear)…. but THIS! on first smell, i thought it was going to be really fake currant tasting, and gross.. but on first sip.. i fell in love! .. the currant flavour is really strong, and true to currant taste.. and it changes into a creamy vanillaish taste… so simple, so beautiful :) i had it hot.. i’m gonna try it iced tommorow.


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193 tasting notes

Wow! I mean WOW. 2 reasons. I cant believe im the first person to review this tea, didnt think that would ever happen. Second, this tea is amazing. Very natural, delicious black currant flavour. I have been looking forward to trying this tea since the fall tea menu came out and it did not disappoint. When I smelled this tea I was reminded why I have a problem with david’s rooibos teas: it smells slightly minty or maybe a little bit like menthol, and usually tastes like it too. I can sort of taste it in this one, but only very faintly and not enough to ruin the great flavour of this tea.

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165 tasting notes

This was such a disappointment! I was a bit off-put by the initial smell of the dry leaves but decided to try it anyway. As it steeped, I begun to get more of a blackcurrant and even blackberry aroma. However, when I drank it, the taste was very similar to what I would have expected from the initial smell. I was able to drink a little more than half the cup (barely) but couldn’t bring myself to drink the rest. I probably will not be trying this one again!

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68 tasting notes

When I went to David’s tea yesterday with the intention of trying new samples, I had to add this one to my choices. It doesn’t LOOK so good. But wait until you steep it. It has a strong taste of blackcurrant and that’s about it. It tastes what it announces. My boyfriend said it tastes like antibiotics or cough syrup. Ahah! Well, maybe I gave him too much tea in his teaball, because he liked my cup better. So just be careful of not adding too much of it, the recipe should do. If I would buy again? Sure!

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104 tasting notes

Sooooo… all my friends are saying that they hate this tea because it tastes like cough syrup. However, I’ve been fairly addicted to it since it came out, and I personally didn’t understand the cough syrup thing until…
I realized I had a childhood addiction to grape flavoured dimetapp (like my parents would have to take it away from me because I’d drink the whole thing). THAT’S why I love this tea. Tastes just like it!

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247 tasting notes


Not usually one for rooibos, but this is pretty good. Black currant is predominant, with a slight woody undertone. Not sure I’d buy again as it seems closer to juice than tea and I rarely have cravings for currants, but it does the job nicely.

Flavors: Black Currant, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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1351 tasting notes

It’s storytime!

Picture it, DAVIDsTEA, October 2014. My darling wife, De, and I go shopping in store for the first time in a while. She looks up at the tea wall in shock.

“There are so many I haven’t tried!”
“So get some and try it.”
“Okay. 10 g of this, 10 g of that, 10 g of Currant Affair…”
“Seriously? You won’t like it. You don’t like black currants. You hate rooibos. In what world is the combination going to be tasty for you?”
“I think I’m going to like it!”

Cut to a few days when she finally made a cup.

“This is not good. It’s awful. It tastes like cough syrup.”
intense side-eye

Anyway, I am loving the smell of this brewed up. There’s a little Asian grocery store we like to go to and pick up these huge bags of assorted gummy candies. The purple ones are black currant and I love them! My dad can be blamed for my enjoyment of black currant, it’s one of his favorites. I hope it lives up to the smell.

Meh. It’s okay. Nothing worth stocking up on, but I wouldn’t turn down a cup.


Lol too funny

aisling of tea

She kills me.

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520 tasting notes

Smells overwhelmingly like cough syrup. Tastes like cough syrup. I got about two sips in and couldn’t finish the rest of it – and I have a cough.

Flavors: Medicinal

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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891 tasting notes

I’m feeling a bit pouty today, because I’ve been sick and I thought I was getting better, but I don’t think I am. I was feeling pretty decent all day, and then I went to pick up groceries for dinner and started feeling faint levels of feverish. So I had to cancel my plans for the evening :( I also ordered a variable temp kettle that was supposed to arrive today and it didn’t. So boo. I was hoping that this tea would sooth me and cheer me up.

I love black currant so much, and the smell of this is to die for. It captures all of the depth and nuance of juicy black currants. It smells sweet and rich.

Sadly, the flavour just doesn’t measure up. There’s a hint of black currant on the finish, which is nice, but the rest of the sip is pretty meh. It doesn’t have a lot of flavour and the start of the sip is mostly rooibos woodiness, which is followed up b a sweetness that tastes artificial to me. There seems to be dimensions missing that should be there. I want this to fill my mouth, but it doesn’t even come close.

It gets better as it cools but it’s not great.

Flavors: Artificial, Black Currant, Sweet, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Hope you feel better soon! :)


Feel better soon!

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110 tasting notes

This was my pick for tea of the day at my local Davids Teas: tart with deep berry tones in a caffeine-free blend. The dark fruit notes are strong enough to compete with the medicine-like flavors of red rooibos. It is even more amazing as a tea pop, which brings out the zing of sour berry. If I made this myself I would steep it longer than recommended to get more of the tart currant flavors. Plenty fruity and sweet without sugar, it is a nice alternative to sweeter berries like blueberry or strawberry. I would be worried if it would taste too medicine-like when brewed hot, but I’ll have to order some and try it. Cold, the tartness of the currant works in its favor.

Flavors: Berry, Black Currant, Fruity, Rooibos, Sour, Tart

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