currants (by Artrian)
When I was living in Russia, my grandfather grew a huge variety of fruits, berries, vegetables and flowers on our Dacha, and one of my favorite berries were currants. Even if nothing else turned out right that year, we would always have buckets of both red and black currants to bring home for my grandmother’s jellies and jams.
I have only seen currant jam for sale once since I moved to Canada, and I was very excited when I smelled the aroma of my childhood emanating from the tea cup of a woman who sat next to me on the bus.
She told me that she was drinking David’s Tea’s Currant Affair, and I knew that I had to try it.
The tea itself is a mix of rooibos, blackberry leaves, blackcurrant and artificial currant and cream flavoring, and features an incredibly strong and natural currant smell. Although I dislike fruit and berry teas, this one is perfect on its own or with just a small touch of sugar.
This tea is new to their stores and website, and with my feeling that it might be a seasonal item, I am planning on stocking up for the entire winter.