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Black Tea
Black Tea, Natural Flavours
Candy, Floral, Malt, Smooth, Sweet, Violet, Flowers
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 4 g 11 oz / 315 ml

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From Kusmi Tea

Black tea from China flavored with natural essences of violet.

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I am somewhat obsessed with violets (and refer to myself as a violet-ho at fragrance community websites), so naturally I could not resist trying Kusmi Violet.

The dried tea smells very violet. The liquor is a dark reddish brown—of course, I brewed it strong. The taste of the brew, however, is mostly black tea. I struggled to “taste” the violet, though I do believe that I caught some wafts off the the surface of the tea. Fortunately, the black tea used is pretty good, so I did enjoy this pot and will be drinking the rest of my tin. Perhaps I should sit and sniff the dried tea while I imbibe!

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Speaking of tea and fragrance, I so desperately want to get my hands on the Guerlain teas! but from what I hear from Victoria at bois de jasmine, it’s only available from their flagship store in France, and you can’t even get it from their website!


I did not even know about the Guerlain teas, keychange! Sounds intriguing…

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4 tasting notes

I enjoy the taste and smell of violins, which for me is not too strong and not too weak. The black tea itself, however, is quite bland and one dimensional. I still enjoy a cup from time to time, but with some higher grade tea, it could’ve been much better.

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8 tasting notes

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.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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6 tasting notes

Favorite tea. Drink everyday.

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