I was excited to find it in the Kusmi Advent Calendar, as I’ve never had it before. It’s one of the more premium teas Kusmi has to offer. The famous Alain Ducasse has created his first white tea as a collab with the brand. They only sell it in massive tins (and refills), 120g if I remember correctly. One tin costs € 39,50 which significantly (at least three times) more than the usual price for Kusmi. That alone is enough to put some customers off and limit their clientele.
Firstly, the packaging is lovely. White&silver colour palette, looks luxe and fresh, kind of cold and icy almost. It would look great outside, on the worktop, as part of the kitchen decor if someone has a very modern kitchen.
When you smell it, you can instantly smell huge quantities of rose and a hint of red fruit, in this case it’s raspberry. The rose is not artificial or perfume-like, it actually smells quite naturally and makes me think of a home-made marmalade.
The tea itself is light, fresh, airy, non-suffocating. Very elegant. It would make a great gift for someone who has everything and needs nothing. This kind of person would definitely appreciate this tea :-)
In my opinion it’s not wort 40 euros per box, I know very similar teas for a fraction of the price. Nevertheless, I’m happy I gave it a go. Maybe one day, when I want to impress some Michellin star-obsessed foodie / tea snob, I will spoil them happily with this as a gift.
Flavors: Raspberry, Rose