Looking at the other notes,,,,I am the only one so far that likes this one…..LOL! This one is slightly lemony but not overly so…W/the mate, an extra caffeine boost. So what is not to like? Also this is perfect to drink after an hour of yoga…
“Looking at the other notes,,,,I am the only one so far that likes this one…..LOL! This one is slightly lemony but not overly so…W/the mate, an extra caffeine boost. So what is not to like? Also...” Read full tasting note
“My least fave of the Kusmi offerings…meh…perhaps someone else will enjoy…at least I gave it another try, eh?” Read full tasting note
“Kusmi teabags are getting ubiquitous on some trendy cafés. The selection is usually not quite exciting, but well, it´s better than Lipton. Except this one, I truly disliked it. It being a teabag I...” Read full tasting note
“I was craving a lemongrass blend this morning and I still have plenty of this in my cupboard. Not only do I have a box of the muslin bags, I even have a small tin of it that I got with the wellness...” Read full tasting note
Our iconic Detox blend is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017! For the occasion, Kusmi Tea is rejuvenating its recipe to be even fresher and more intense. Discover (or rediscover) the pleasure of zesty lemon notes and a core of intense lemongrass on a light and fresh base of green tea and maté.
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Blue Detox (Expure Intense)Kusmi Tea
Kusmi teabags are getting ubiquitous on some trendy cafés. The selection is usually not quite exciting, but well, it´s better than Lipton. Except this one, I truly disliked it.
It being a teabag I am not quite sure what it was on it. Green tea for sure, and lemongrass absolutely. Steepster description does not mention any spices, and I thought I could detect some hint of something. Maybe I was wrong. But this tea was very wrong for the teabag in a mug and almost boiling water method: it turned out both bitter (the mate? the tea?) and I could detect a strong sort of seaweedy-fishy tone. I really disliked it. But OTOH the next one I tried, Boost, was a winner.
I was craving a lemongrass blend this morning and I still have plenty of this in my cupboard. Not only do I have a box of the muslin bags, I even have a small tin of it that I got with the wellness collection by Kusmi.
I like this blend, but I think I would like it a little bit better without the yerba mate, which gives it a slightly bitter after taste. Also mate gets me kind of wired! I happen to like lemongrass a lot, and a couple drops of stevia made this sweeter. Still, I don’t think I will replenish this once the current supply runs out. At the rate I am going, it will go stale before I run out of it anyway!
I need some pep in my step, because I have to finish a paper and I have a grammar mid term this evening. I’ll have to stop goofing around on Steepster for now. Wish me luck!
Another tuck-in from Doulton…thank you for widening my horizons :o)
Green tea + lemongrass is a winner combo for me, but the mate (which I also like, separately) makes this one come out with a Pine-Sol whang. Of course, if it’s doing to my insides what Pine-Sol does to my nasty kitchen floor, the health benefits may outweigh the industrial flavor.
My throat is kind of sore after last night’s drinking and talking loudly with friends. So I thought I would give this a try. I have a small tin of it from Kusmi’s wellness sampler.
I get what another reviewer said about it having a cigarette flavor/smell. It’s not overwhelming in my cup though. I think I might try steeping for a shorter time next pot – I set it to steep and then folded a load of clothes, so it is a bit strong. I was unsure of the water temp since green tea wants cooler vs boiling for herbs. I went with 190. As a result, I think the mate is overwhelming everything else. I get just a hint of lemongrass.
So shorter time, cooler water next time I think, and I want to try it iced.
Oh my God. This tastes like cigarettes. Like wet cigarettes or something. I can’t believe a tea this afwul is made by Kusmi! Christ on a cracker, this is just vile. It doesn’t get the lowest possible score because there’s a very slight hint of lemongrass in the smell and taste, and I like lemongrass, but the tea’s basically not good in any way at all. This was undrinkable, and I don’t often come across teas I can say that about. Don’t let the pleasant citrussy dry smell fool you—it’s really bad.
I’ve tried this again today because I got another of the Kusmi variety packs and I didn’t want to just write it off based on the first bad experience (time heals all wounds, right?) No, though. This tea is offensively bad. When it’s dry, it smells fine. In the first minute of steeping, it smells okay. After that, and into the recommended 5 minute steeping time, it becomes completely foul. I actually can’t even believe how bad this tastes. Hot, cold, unsweetened, sweetened. Nothing fixes it. It smells like stale cigarettes and tastes like a bitter, watery form of the same. It’s a bit deceptive, because if you have the tea in a hot, sweetened for, when you take a sip, it seems for a fraction of a second like this is a lemongrass tea. Then that cigarette flavour makes itself heard. Arghhhh. I tried to really give it more of a go, but even as you raise the cup to your mouth, it’s like breathing in cigarette ash. As it cools, the cigarette-y flavour just gets worse and worse, though there’s not that scent wafting effect like when the tea is hot.
I feel bad wasting tea, but this cup of tea and my unopened second sachet of it from this sampler are going in the garbage. I think what added to the disappointment I felt with this tea was that I really love lemongrass and dry, it genuinely smelled like it would be very lemongrass-y. You can still smell that in the brewed tea a bit, but it’s very much overridden by that cigarette aspect. Even the squeezed-out bag smells quite lemongrass-y, so just where is the lemongrass flavour going, Kusmi?!
I poured this out in the sink in my room and now from a combination of the steam from the tea having gone into the air in the room and the liquid having gone down the sink in the room, there’s a faint cigarette smell in here. It’s truly disgusting.
Very lemony and lemongrassy (almost like Trix cereal!), but I like the flavor. A nice bitterness and a good kick from the mix of tea and mate. The second steeping is more bitter, but still enjoyable, but I don’t think this would stand up to a third steep! I used the looseleaf instead of the muslin bags and ended up with a lot of particulates in the bottom of my cup. Not sure if I’ll repurchase when I finish my 20g tin – I think so far I prefer the grapefruity BB Detox from Kusmi.
Added notes: Sip down. Wow, it took me two full years to finish this? >.< I did buy the biggest can and it was huuuuuge. I guess I was once serious about detoxing. haha. Overall, it’s still my favorite detox for whatever reason lol. I’ve tasted others that taste better per se but sometimes I just like a pleasant boring, errr mild tea :P, for whatever reason and I reach for this the most if I need a quick detox. I love lemongrass so that’s probably another reason.
I can not stand their blue detox and can barely tolerate the one in the yellow can but this one tastes pleasant to me. No mint for one and the other two have a lot of mint. I put a few shakes of True Lemon powder in it or put a TeaVivre Lemon slice in it. I’ll probably order more.
Thinking of all my tea friends here and hoping that you and your loved ones remain safe during this trying time. I’m okay here <3.
Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass