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Kusmi Advent Calendar – Day 15

Well here we go again, another fruit tisane with hibiscus… At least it has a nice biscuity smell in the sachet.

Okay, this is just weird. I do get a buttery sort of biscuit flavor, but then I also get a tart, slightly fruity hibiscus flavor. The two just do not work together for me… I mean, butter and tart? The biscuit feels a bit tacked on as well.

Nope, not for me. Maybe we’ve tried all of Kusmi’s hibiscus teas at this point…?

(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CI0x3pugvaO/)

Flavors: Berries, Butter, Cookie, Hibiscus, Red Fruits, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Dustin

One can only hope Kusmi is done tormenting us for the month with the hib.

Cameron B.

Looking at the website, there are at least a couple more that they offer unfortunately. Hopefully they’re not in the calendar!

Dustin

That kinda makes me want to open all the other doors of the advent now just to get the hib disappointment done all at once! LOL!

Cameron B.

Ha ha! It’s the same with the Vahdam advent, I opened the fourth turmeric herbal today and was like, well how many more can there be?! XD

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Dustin

One can only hope Kusmi is done tormenting us for the month with the hib.

Cameron B.

Looking at the website, there are at least a couple more that they offer unfortunately. Hopefully they’re not in the calendar!

Dustin

That kinda makes me want to open all the other doors of the advent now just to get the hib disappointment done all at once! LOL!

Cameron B.

Ha ha! It’s the same with the Vahdam advent, I opened the fourth turmeric herbal today and was like, well how many more can there be?! XD

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