Kusmi Advent – Day 3
Ooh, I’ve never tried this one before! Mostly because it only comes in giant-ass tins and it has rose in it, which is not one of my favorite flavors. But I’m glad to get the opportunity to try it once, at least!
I had myself a lovely little fika break on the patio with a pretty teacup full of this tea accompanied by chocolate and cheese. This definitely has a strong rose element, but I feel like at least it tastes like a real rose and not a perfume. The raspberry is also a nice addition, though it’s more of an accent note here. I don’t get a whole lot from the base, some mild hay notes from the white tea perhaps. It has a tinge of bitterness even with the recommended low water temperature. There’s a slight chalkiness that give this a candylike edge, reminding me of powdery candies like Smarties.
Today’s chocolate from my La Maison du Chocolat advent is a mini version of their Tapage Noisettes bar, which is a layer of dark chocolate topped with a layer of milk chocolate mixed with hazelnuts. Simple and delicious, though perhaps without the depth of flavor of the pralinés from previous days.
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIVyyA6gsud/)
Flavors: Bitter, Candy, Floral, Hay, Raspberry, Rose, Sweet