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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kusmi Tea Loose Leaf Black Tea 'Bouquet of Flowers N°108'

Tea Information:
Tea: Bouquet of Flowers N°108
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Kusmi Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Earl grey, citrus fuit and flower petals
A blend of black teas from China, Sri Lanka, and India flavored with bergamot, citrus fruit, and flower petals. Kusmi's oldest blend, Tsar Nicolas II regularly drank Bouquet of Flowers N°108 right up until the Russian revolution. This unique blend was created in 1880.

We suggest to enjoy this tea during the afternoon.

Main flavor: Citrus fruits with floral notes

Ingredients: Russian blend of China, Ceylon and India teas with scents of bergamot, citrus fruits and flowers.

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, cigar tabacco, potpourri
Steeped Tea Smell: fall, toasty
Flavor: toasty, floral
Body: Medium/Full
Aftertaste: astringent, floral
Liquor: translucent dark orange-brown

A strong black, followed by a mouth full of petals, but not in the bad way.

Post-Steep Additives:
smoother, citrus and floral

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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