I picked up a 50g bag of Currant Affair while at DAVIDs’ Moncton, New Brunswick location this past weekend. I had asked one of the employees for a suggestion and this is what she recommended as it was this month’s Tea of the Month. I noticed this past weekend that I have a thing for asking employees to randomly choose something for me (MAC – “Pick out an eyeshadow that you feel would compliment my eyes”, Every Sushi Restaurant – “And just add in an order of whichever roll you like the best”, DAVIDs – “I’ll also have 50g of any random tea you wanna recommend”). I always seem to have good luck with the employees I encounter. I guess the fact that I’m pretty easygoing and will consume anything helps.
Oh right, the tea…
I don’t believe I’ve ever tried currants before, so I can’t compare this tea to actual currants, but I really do enjoy this tea’s flavor. I did; however, find that it’s smell and taste vaguely reminded me of some sort of cough syrup or throat lozenge. This has actually been the second tea to remind me of medicine (without the medicine taste luckily).
I’ve only steeped two cups of this tea so far (consecutively) and that was a few days ago. I’m also writing this review by memory, as opposed to using my handwritten notes…so I’ll give this another go shortly and reassess. I know I did thoroughly enjoy this tea and as far as I can recall, would recommend it.