The idea of reviewing tea blends for the blog got me very excited, and so did getting the package! We don’t normally associate tea with Paris, so I was really curious to see what Kusmi Tea was all about. I received an assortment of five afternoon teas in individual tins, together with an infuser, all packed up nicely in a box. Needless to say, the set would make a wonderful gift. Note that they ship internationally, to many countries, and that they have a wide variety of blends to choose from (including the intriguing BB Tea, a beverage that takes care of your skin!)
Spicy Chocolate is a black tea, and it’s just the kind I’d order in a cafe. You can’t really go wrong with something that tastes like chocolate, but is guilt-free, can you? It goes very well with milk, as it’s quite dark, spicy and intense. I’d say this is a sophisticated tea, pour les connoisseurs.
Prince Vladimir is an unusual tea, blending citrus such as bergamot, grapefruit and lemon, with vanilla and additional spices. If it doesn’t sound like any other tea you’ve had before, it’s because it isn’t. I found it tasty and special, with a hint of wanderlust.
Thé vert à l’amande
This Almond Green Tea is really fresh and nutty. I was a fan of green tea for a very long time, and I can’t get enough of almonds, so I’m pleased to say that this is exactly what the name suggests, and nothing less.
Quatre fruits rouges
The Four Red Fruits blend is one fun tea! It’s sweet and pleasant, and I wouldn’t have guessed it’s black just by the taste. I drank it milk-less, and loved the full flavor of berries (the four red fruits are actually cherry, strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant).
The Green St. Petersburg tea was my least favorite from the bunch. I might have over-infused it, because it tasted smokey rather than anything else. The idea of citrus, red fruits, vanilla and caramel does sound promising, so it may be just a matter of taste(buds).