drank Currant Affair by DAVIDsTEA
1178 tasting notes

Backlog: OMGsrsly introduced me to the awesomeness of blackcurrants last spring. Those things smell. So. Good.

The aroma of this rooibos blend is up to par, but the flavour isn’t quite as sweet and I can detect some of the base. Adding some agave syrup helped bring out the fruitiness a tad more, however. Not bad!

I wasn’t planning on picking this up yesterday; all I wanted was 30g more of Mother’s Little Helper. (Un)fortunately, My friend who works there sneakily suggested this. Having no willpower to speak of, this led to 10g more of tea than originally planned.

Also, on an almost completely unrelated note, I had a Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake qoola (frozen yogurt) yesterday, and it was so amazing that I felt the need to share the experience here. Currently missing a certain 52teas blend.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Qoola?! I’ll have to see if the metrotown store has that flavour! Sounds rad. :)

I also need more blackcurrant tea. I’ll have to see if Steam is still carrying it, or if I have to get the DavidsTea version.

Anna

Blackcurrants are the best. I love how your hands smell like blackcurrant all day after you pick some, no matter how many time you wash your hands.

Cavocorax

I want some of that Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake from Qoola. I want it SO BAD. :O There’s one that just opened up at York Univeristy – they knew I was coming maybe?

And this tea sounds really interesting. I don’t know if I’ve had currants but I’d love to sample this. Will pick some up next time I can!

CrowKettle

Yes, I’m crazy for the smell!:) In hindsight, I’ve decided I really liked Steam’s blackcurrant tea, OMGsrsly. I hope it’s still in stock because I like it more than this (difference between black tea base and rooibos).

The Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake comes from mixing the Pumpkin and Cheesecake frozen yogurt options, then adding caramel syrup (maybe some nuts or chocolate syrup too?), but I found it was worth the “effort”. :P

OMGsrsly

Looks like they do! I SO need to get down there and buy some tea. :) That’s a good tip for Qoola as well. I think I’ll head there for ‘dinner’ before medieval & renaissance dancing tonight. :)

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OMGsrsly

Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Qoola?! I’ll have to see if the metrotown store has that flavour! Sounds rad. :)

I also need more blackcurrant tea. I’ll have to see if Steam is still carrying it, or if I have to get the DavidsTea version.

Anna

Blackcurrants are the best. I love how your hands smell like blackcurrant all day after you pick some, no matter how many time you wash your hands.

Cavocorax

I want some of that Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake from Qoola. I want it SO BAD. :O There’s one that just opened up at York Univeristy – they knew I was coming maybe?

And this tea sounds really interesting. I don’t know if I’ve had currants but I’d love to sample this. Will pick some up next time I can!

CrowKettle

Yes, I’m crazy for the smell!:) In hindsight, I’ve decided I really liked Steam’s blackcurrant tea, OMGsrsly. I hope it’s still in stock because I like it more than this (difference between black tea base and rooibos).

The Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake comes from mixing the Pumpkin and Cheesecake frozen yogurt options, then adding caramel syrup (maybe some nuts or chocolate syrup too?), but I found it was worth the “effort”. :P

OMGsrsly

Looks like they do! I SO need to get down there and buy some tea. :) That’s a good tip for Qoola as well. I think I’ll head there for ‘dinner’ before medieval & renaissance dancing tonight. :)

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Blueberry, Elderberry, Banana, Melon, Pineapple, Persimmon, Rhubarb, Passionfruit..

CITRUS
Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Yuzu (orange is a hit or miss)

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Musky, “Fresh,” and/or Woody Incense-like stuff: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc. ALL the flowers!

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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