Kusmi Advent Calendar – Day 7
What a gorgeous sachet wrapper! It’s a bright and happy orange, perfect for a breakfast tea. :D And it helps me be a bit more excited to try it, as I’m not generally a huge fan of breakfast blends…
I quite like this, actually. I can really taste the Assam, with its malty and raisiny intensity, and hints of tobacco. There’s definitely Ceylon here as well, which I’m less a fan of. I’m not even sure how to describe it, other than tannic and somewhat acidic? Is this what people mean by “brassy”?
Anyway, it’s quite smooth for a breakfast tea, with only a little hint of pleasant bitterness, though I can imagine it taking milk well also. This isn’t something I would ever order, as I prefer specific black teas over blends, and generally I’m more partial to Chinese and Taiwanese black teas overall. But I enjoyed my cup this morning, and it’s definitely a nice way to start the day!
(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIgMNjsgAZc/)
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Grain, Hay, Malt, Metallic, Raisins, Tannic, Tobacco