Now that it’s November, prepare yourselves for my blog to go into full festive mode…
Up first is this delicious blend of loose tea from Kusmi Tea. I love the packaging of the tin – it feels seriously wintery and looks really pretty sitting on my kitchen counter!
You’re probably wondering why the blend is called Tsarevna. Well, it’s a term used to describe the tsar’s daughters and this tea is themed around them, Imperial Russia and the festive season.
This blend is made up of a combination of rich and complex scents, with a base of spiced black tea. Also included in the loose tea are dried orange peels and aromas of vanilla and almond with a touch of liquorice.
The combination of each ingredient means the tea smells heavenly and really reminds me of mulled wine and spiced rum.
It’s one of those teas that has such a strong scent you can smell it before you’ve even opened the tin, and when it’s brewed it creates a truly gorgeous flavour that feels really luxurious.
Kusmi tea recommend brewing Tsarevna for 3-4 minutes at a temperature of 90c. I like my tea to be strong so I leave mine for around four minutes before removing the tea.
Extra tea samples*
Kusmi tea were kind enough to include a couple of extra samples in my parcel and I’ve really enjoyed testing them out too.
Sweet love is a blend of black tea, pink pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, liquorice root, Aniseed, clove and Guarana seeds, with a smooth, sweet flavour.
Anastasia is part of their Russian tea collection and is a simple mix of black tea, lemon and lime.
I’m really happy to have these teas as part of my (ever growing collection) and I’m sure I’ll make my way through most of the Tsarevna tin over the next couple of months!