I got home from school this afternoon to read an exciting email about tea. Word on the street from Adagio Teas is that one of my favourite tea brands from Paris, Kusmi Tea, is on the up and up with plans to embark on an international expansion of tea bars! How wonderful that the world will be filled with more colourful, ornate tins of tea.
I love the story behind Kusmi tea. Sylvan Orebi and his family who specialized in trading coffee and cacao, purchased the defunct Russian tea brand and revitalized the moniker turning it around into a luxury tea success story. I am a big fan of their green jasmine tea as well as their Be Cool herbal blend with liquorice and mint.
Note, if you have never tried or purchased this brand before, I am warning you, don’t cringe at the price per tin. This tea is not for those who prefer Lipton’s tea bags. It is “special” tea to enjoy, versus sipping in mass quantity. Kusmi can be particularly pricey depending on where you purchase it in North America. Best bet is to find a friend in Europe and ask them nicely to bring you back a tin. If the exchange rate is favourable, even better! Any favourite flavours out there?