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drank Currant Affair by DAVIDsTEA
32 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

A lot of people seem to find Rooibos teas have a medicinal taste, and I think that MAYBE that’s contributing to why a lot of people seem to compare this tea to lozenges. Personally, I love currants (currant jam is the shit) but have been putting off trying this because my absolute favourite tea of all time in currant flavoured and I’m worried this wont even come close to comparing. However, since I’ve seen a lot of people make the lozenge connection now I’m curious: since I don’t find Rooibos to, typically, taste medicinal I’m wondering if I can avoid any unwanted medicinal tasting currant flavour…

Roswell Strange

Damn that was longer and more rambly than I thought it was…

KellyxLee

I’ve only tried a handful of Rooibos, but Currant Affair and Pink Lemonade from DAVIDs TEA both remind me of popular medicines. They don’t actually have that nasty, strong medicine taste, but more the flavor the companies add to the medicines to make them bearable to get down. I don’t think I was super fair to this tea for giving it only a 68 point score and truthfully, I haven’t really been scoring by numbers, just going by the little happy faces. I would definitely give this one a shot…It definitely wasn’t not worth trying and I’m excited to try it again to see if I feel differently about it. Also, I’m just getting into tea and don’t know a damn thing about proper amounts to steep, steep times, temperatures, etc. and I was told last night by a friend that this is super important. Maybe steeping it properly would take away the lozenge taste? I’m going to give it another go today and see what happens.

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Roswell Strange

A lot of people seem to find Rooibos teas have a medicinal taste, and I think that MAYBE that’s contributing to why a lot of people seem to compare this tea to lozenges. Personally, I love currants (currant jam is the shit) but have been putting off trying this because my absolute favourite tea of all time in currant flavoured and I’m worried this wont even come close to comparing. However, since I’ve seen a lot of people make the lozenge connection now I’m curious: since I don’t find Rooibos to, typically, taste medicinal I’m wondering if I can avoid any unwanted medicinal tasting currant flavour…

Roswell Strange

Damn that was longer and more rambly than I thought it was…

KellyxLee

I’ve only tried a handful of Rooibos, but Currant Affair and Pink Lemonade from DAVIDs TEA both remind me of popular medicines. They don’t actually have that nasty, strong medicine taste, but more the flavor the companies add to the medicines to make them bearable to get down. I don’t think I was super fair to this tea for giving it only a 68 point score and truthfully, I haven’t really been scoring by numbers, just going by the little happy faces. I would definitely give this one a shot…It definitely wasn’t not worth trying and I’m excited to try it again to see if I feel differently about it. Also, I’m just getting into tea and don’t know a damn thing about proper amounts to steep, steep times, temperatures, etc. and I was told last night by a friend that this is super important. Maybe steeping it properly would take away the lozenge taste? I’m going to give it another go today and see what happens.

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