Drink Me: David’s Tea, Currant Affair

In an effort to try a bunch of different varieties of tea, I selected a rooibos in my last order from David’s Tea named Currant Affair.

From the website, it contains rooibos, sweet blackberry leaves, blackcurrant and cream flavoring.

Currant Affair is available in a variety of sizes: 50g for $6.50, 100g + free tin for $13, 250g + free tin for $32.50 and 500g + free tin for $75.00.

I have to say, when I opened the packet and smelled this tea, I didn’t like it at all. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was I didn’t like about it, but something was not pleasing about it. I was disappointed since I’ve been pretty happy with the other selections from David’s Teas.  Today I tried brewing it and it occurred to me what I disliked.  This particular blend smells disturbingly like cough syrup, both in the package, and as it is brewing.  I don’t know whether it’s the rooibos itself (which I’m finding I don’t really care for) or if it’s the combination of the rooibos with the currant and blackberry.  The taste of the tea is milder and much more berry-like, but I still can’t get over the smell as I’m drinking it. Honestly, I didn’t finish the cup of tea and I’m probably going to toss the packet.

I feel badly for saying any of this, but I’ve decided that the blog shouldn’t just be about the teas I really enjoy, but should include honest reviews of everything I drink.  If you’ve tried this blend and feel differently, please speak up!

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About thestashbuckler

I'm a 30-something California girl recently transplanted to the Midwest, where at least I have a good excuse for the enormous amounts of stash Yarrrrrrrrrn that I seem to have accumulated. I have a wonderful husband (who has hobbies and collections of his own) and a fabulous group of knitting mateys. Join me as I fumble through life and knitting!

Posted on April 4, 2014, in drinkme, rooibos and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. The name is catchy and the packaging nice. The flavor sounds awful, although some people really like cough syrup!

  2. It’s funny that this is actually one of my favorite flavors from David’s Tea! I suppose it has something to do with me loving Ribena as a kid, and the Currant Affair is sorta like the “healthier” version of that in the form of tea. In fact I’m sad to learn that David’s Tea has recently discontinued the flavor, I suppose I’m the odd man out who actually like it after all 😦

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