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Oh gee, look at all the fancy ratings for this one!! There must be something wrong with mine. What’d you do to it Shmiracles?! lol j/k (^^)
This tastes like a cheap bagged tea with artificial funky caramel flavor. Yuck!
It’s drinkable, but definitely not to my standards.
Tea of the morning; back to SF after spending 3 days in Portland. I tried to go to as many tea shops as I could but I certainly missed a few. The trip was very enjoyable aside from the rain.
This blend is a nice and mellow black tea. I think it’s one of my favorites from Kusmi along with the spicy chocolate.
Car wouldn’t start this morning. Ugh. And I just had it in the shop! I’m not sure how much longer I can keep pouring money into it, it’s getting quite old. Sigh. I spent this morning looking at new cars and daydreaming about how nice it would be.
I decided to go ahead and try the rest of my Kusmi teas from my sample tin set (the Russian sampler), most of which I haven’t tried even though I’ve had it for a while now. This one smells like bergamot and orange, with a floral orange blossom note. It also smells strongly of what I believe is one of the base tea, and it isn’t a pleasant smell for me.
At first I was not feeling this tea, but it’s perhaps getting better as it cools. One of the teas in the base blend really isn’t my favorite, but it’s smoothing out a bit I think. Still, I am not finding this tea to be all that tasty overall. All the flavors are there that mean that I should like it, but then I just don’t. It’s not pleasurable. I dunno, I just hope that this dislike of my Kusmi teas is temporary or doesn’t extend to all of them because I have a huge tin of Petrushka that’s not going to drink itself!
Hmmm not sure what happened with this one. I had a sample of this before that I definitely enjoyed, and now I have a small sample tin again. I made a cup of this tea this afternoon and it wasn’t really tasty at all. I can’t even put my finger on it, but I didn’t enjoy really enjoy it and I even felt a bit nauseous with a headache after drinking it. I dunno, I am going to try it cold brew, and maybe I’ll give it another shot hot since I did like it once, but otherwise it’ll be swap fodder. :/
Thanks Sil for this one!
I have been wanting to try Kusmi for a long time. Glad to have had the chance to try this one. Before I double checked the description of this tea, I smelled the dry tea. It smelled like vanilla and cherries. Then I smelled the brewed tea and it smelled like a generic Ceylon breakfast tea. So my first thought was that there was some scent contamination. Then I read the description and thought, well I was right on the first smell. As the tea cooled, the brewed tea began to smell more of caramel, vanilla and cherries. After seeing the suggested brew temp of 195F, I think I might have used just too hot water, and that is why initially there wasn’t much smell. Happy it ended up working out in the end though.
The brewed tea tastes of vanilla and cherries. As it cools more and more, it has a thick, creamy texture. There is a very faint, sweet, citrousy type flavour, like orange campino candies. But I am not getting too much bergamot. This would definitely make a great after meal tea. It keeps getting better and better as it cools.
a good genmaicha. and a reliable and cozy genmaicha is always a nice cup.
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Kinda bland and really just doesn’t do much for me, so many others I prefer.
This was okay, but a little too light of a tea for me. When I added soy milk it turned white. I’m used to chai teas that are darker and more flavorful. The spices were nice, though!
Work on a Saturday… yuck. I’m feeling overly tired and a little intimidated by all the work in front of me, so I’m going to my number one work helper — tea! This is the one tea I have not tried yet from my Kusmi sampler. I’m a little sad about diving into the ones I only have one left of so I’m trying it out. I hope it has enough kick to light a fire under me.
So far…. eh…. it’s not blowing me away. It’s an extremely high quality tea, but the flavor is very light. I feel like I can’t really taste it, even after brewing it for longer than recommended. I feel like I’m going to need a little more caffeine than this has to offer. I’d say, if you are a green tea and/or darjeeling fan then try this — it is delicious, just very subtle.
I did not expect to like this one. For one — caramel? In tea? Come on now. But you know what? It totally works. This is a wonderful blend. There is a slight hint of fruit (which usually I don’t care for) and it completely works with the flavors. I was so pleasantly surprised! Resteeping made it lose it’s flavor, understandably. This is another winner from my Kusmi Essentials box! I recommend picking one of those up, fellow tea drinkers. I’m a new Kusmi convert.
christmas in May!
orange yay, almond yay, vanilla yay, and spices…hmmm i’m skeptical of you “spices”.
and it’s pretty mild.
i probably need to steep it longer.
i was worried there would be cinnamon with a capital C.
instead it’s just nothin to write home about.
Decadent yet light and airy. Could use a little more punch but overall enjoyed this black. Was perfect for a spring morning while settling into the day. I like some of the other Kusmi tea’s better but this is still a great tea.
eh, i’m not really a rose tea person. but the good news is that my sister is.
this from the 5 tin sampler pack i bought in paris. and i mostly bought it for my sister cuz she loves the Kusmis a lot. (hahah right on cue! she just sent me an email and i quote "this green rose tea is beautiful. kusmi teas are lovely and subtle but hard to screw up, and really pretty tins. plus lots of flowers. and french/russian. all good things.) i love her.
tea #280 tasted!
Yum, this is a fine black tea! The taste is so mild — sometimes black tea is very overpowering. I found it to be a bit one-note, but perhaps following Kusmi’s advice of adding milk or sugar may help the flavor. I tried leaving the bag in the second time I steeped it because the tea was so mild-tasting, but this just resulted in bitterness. Do not leave the bag in for this one.
Mmm… Kusmi has done it again! Usually I am not a fan of vanilla, but in this tea it works. I smelled cloves very strongly when I opened the bag, but did not taste them overly much. I would not have minded, cloves always remind me of the holidays. The citrus adds nice, clean notes to the mild black tea. The bag resteeps well and has been fueling me all morning! If I had to choose between this and Anastasia I would choose Anastasia, but I would not turn down this tea if offered.
Sipdown! I had no idea I had any of this hiding around. It was in the very bottom corner of my sample stash. Amazingly, despite being stored in a plastic baggie for quite some time, it still smells pretty fresh. I actually really like the couple of Kusmi teas that I have tried. Maybe sometime I’ll actually order some! This is a very good black base with notes of several different fruits. I can’t really pick them out, but it is good nonetheless!
I love this tea! The violet smell and taste isn’t too strong, which is great, because it still tastes like tea. It is not bitter at all, very soft, a little bit sweet.
I drink it in the morning, no sugar, no milk, and it is a pure joy.
I love this spearmint tea iced! It is absolutely delicious. I do recommend adding a little bit of sugar and not steeping it for too long. The spearmint smells wonderful and tastes great.
I tried it as a sample in the Kusmi Tea shop (Montreal) and have been addicted ever since.
Green tea usually makes me sick (heart palpitations) but this one seems to be fine.
The box looks lovely, which counts a lot for me!
Great tea, overall. Reminds me of the Moroccan tea I drank a while ago, with fresh mint.
I enjoyed the smell of this tea, but did not appreciate the licorice flavor when steeped. That’s just a personal preference, though. So far this and Detox are my least favorite teas from Kusmi.