drank Prince Vladimir by Kusmi Tea
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I purchased some tea from Kusmi, one part of the order being their Russian sampler. This is part of that sampler.

Hubs actually requested some Earl Grey this morning, so I made him a latte with my Adagio. I could probably use up the countless EG tea bags I have on him, but when I’m making tea, scooping and smelling are part of the ritual. To make good tea for me and mediocre for him… Eh. I should just take the bags to work for other people.

So back to the Prince. This stuff smells wonderful – I’m not sure what element of it is so pleasing to me, but it might be the grapefruit. I’ve not had that in tea before, so that might be why my brain doesn’t analyze it as grapefruit.

I went latte with mine too, probably should have tried it straight for the first tasting (though I did take a quick straight sip to get room for the milk – brewing in a cup with a basket doesn’t leave enough room for frothing! – and that was good). It’s not as intense as EG, which I thought it might be similar to, but it doesn’t have the bite that EG always seems to have. I think hubby might like this. I know I do.

So between the Captain the other day, and the Prince today, I’m hanging around with some title people lately. ;)

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When I was a very young child, I swallowed an ice cube whole. It got stuck in my throat, and my mother had me drink hot tea to melt it away. That started a love affair with tea that has never abated.

I dabbled with Celestial Seasonings and other grocery store teabags for awhile, in my young and foolish days. But a few years ago, I received a tea of the month subscription from Adagio, and I found that there was a whole other world of tea out there that I had never experienced.

I love drinking tea, and I love the personal ceremony of making a glass or pot of tea for myself. It’s like a meditation.


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