This is a single tea bag sample that I got with my Kusmi Tea order today. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this one is a muslin sachet (I was disappointed that the first sample I tried was not). It’s amazing to me to look at the craftsmanship of it – I mean, it’s most likely done by machine like most things are nowadays, but it is very cool nonetheless. The string is actually a length of a sort of looped/stitched thread and then the tag is actually stitched to it, which I find amazing. There are zero staples or glue in its construction. Smelling it, I catch a vague musty floral scent not that dissimilar to a chamomile. There is also a hint of herbal scent.
The brew has a light, musty floral scent, but at the forefront is a strong aroma of dill. Upon tasting it, I found that it tastes pretty similar to a chamomile tea, but it has a quite prominent dill note. I have never encountered this in a tea before, and I must say I quite enjoy it. I added a small amount of sugar, otherwise I feel this could have passed as a savory tea.
While this certainly isn’t my favorite tea, I find it very interesting and I really appreciate the chance to try such a unique taste. Thanks, Kusmi!
Flavors: Dill, Floral, Musty