It feels like forever and a day since I popped the kettle on and talked about what was going on in my tea cup. During my last trip to Disneyland Paris, I stopped by the Kusmi Tea Store in the Val D’Europe shopping centre and picked up a couple of their speciality loose leaf teas. So get the kettle on, get comfy and let’s have a chat over a brew or two! Don’t forget your biscuits!
After much sipping on samplers and chatting with the very helpful customer assistant I picked up one of their 3-tin sampler boxes for €15. Nearly all teas come in tea bag and loose leaf form to suit all tastes but after working it out, you should get more bang for your buck when purchasing the loose leaf tea over the bagged variety. So loose leaf it was for me. I picked up; Sweet Love, Boost and Tsarevna, which I believe was their 2017 Christmas blend.
No…I didn’t pick it entirely for the pretty pink tin, but it was the one recommended to me by the customer assistant and the one I kept coming back to sample. A black China tea blend with liquorice roots, mixed spices, guarana seeds and pink peppercorns makes this a very warming, spicy tea that you can feel right in your toes. The liquorice scent is strong in this brew but the flavours mix so well together that it doesn't overpower the taste. This tea is a true treat, its got such an exotic taste to it and is the perfect winter warmer!
Three of my favourite flavours in the world; green tea, cinnamon and ginger - do they have a tea that blends these together perfectly? Of course they do. Boost is a mixture of all three with added cardamom, spices and mate. Mate is an energy boosting power house and mixed with the other ingredients makes this one kick ass energy boosting cuppa! It’s the perfect mid-afternoon pick me up, or the gets-you-through-a-mammoth-blog-writing-session!
Don’t ask me to say that three times fast! A strong blend of black tea, ginger, cardamom seeds, cinnamon, liquorice roots, and orange peel - I am seeing a theme in my tastebuds! Out of the three, this one is my favourite! The orange flavour against the black tea is just divine, so sweet but not sickly! The customer assistant actually recommend I whip this up as an iced tea, which I still need to try but I reckon it will be delicious!
Pair with: a Terrys chocolate orange, you can never have too much orange going on.
I tend to brew all of the above in my Sabichi 750ml glass tea pot with loose leaf strainer. Usually 1 - 2 tea spoons of loose leaf steeped for 2 - 4 minutes makes the perfect cuppa, and I don’t add any milk, honey or sweetener, each one is sweet enough on it’s own!
What have you been brewing lately?
Until next time,