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Second note for this tea.More indulgent.

Thé des rois mages was the only tea remaining in my office this morning. Don’t know what I did this week end but simply forgot to refill my empty tins for work.

The dry leaf was promissing as any Kusmi tea : the head note was spicy very spicy (clove I think)
I found this tea too mild the first time, so I added more leaf and left it steep longer this time.
It was better,really better.
But it is supposed to be Xmas tea…and my reference for this is Esprit de Noël de Mariage Frères. Let’s say we are very far from any Christmas Spirit with this one. Still too mild.Lack of perfumes to my opinion.

So I did an heresy…but a typical French sacrilege…I dove my croissant in this tea…not bad !

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Oh, too bad!

Mélissa

oh well this tea sounded good.

Ysaurella

well it’s not bad but I am expecting a lot of Kusmi’s teas. Just like a mom not happy with a 10/20 when she knows her child is able to reach a 18/20.
Regarding their price politic, all the marketing they are doing (especially in France)my opinion is they can often do better for a lot of their teas.

Mélissa

We have some of their stuff (at a small gift shop) in my city, but they are marketed and presented poorly so I never paid much attention to them. I’m gonna look forward to your reviews for future reference on what to buy! x

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Bonnie

Oh, too bad!

Mélissa

oh well this tea sounded good.

Ysaurella

well it’s not bad but I am expecting a lot of Kusmi’s teas. Just like a mom not happy with a 10/20 when she knows her child is able to reach a 18/20.
Regarding their price politic, all the marketing they are doing (especially in France)my opinion is they can often do better for a lot of their teas.

Mélissa

We have some of their stuff (at a small gift shop) in my city, but they are marketed and presented poorly so I never paid much attention to them. I’m gonna look forward to your reviews for future reference on what to buy! x

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First, please forgive me for my English and all the grammatical mistakes you’ll find in my posts.
As English isn’t my mother tongue it sometimes makes things more difficult to express cleverly and accurately what I feel.

I was mainly in black flavoured teas, green as well if not bitter.
I’m now drinking much straight teas because my palate is now developed enough to appreciate them .

My favourite brands are : Mariage Frères,Theodor,Butiki Teas,Dammann Frères, Betjeman & Barton.
My ratings are as follow :

100 to 95 : my darlings; always in my cupboard

94 to 90 : Excellent tea, often in my cupboard

89 to 80 : very good tea, a pleasure to drink it

79 to 70: not bad even nice, why not having it sometimes, but well, not so urgent !

69 to 50 : Meh, deceptive or just not for me – but has some qualities

49 to 30 : I just don’t appreciate it

Under 30 : is this tea ?!?!?

My tea blog (in French)
http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/

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