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|The Subject:||Russian Evening No. 50|
|Company:||Kusmi Tea. [More info]|
|Water temperature:||185°F - 195°F|
|Steeping time:||3-4 mins.|
|Aroma, dry leaves:||Nondescript, no real character|
|Steeping time —||3 mins.|
|Aroma, plain —||Lightly smoky/fruity|
|Taste, plain —||Mild, not bitter, smoky/fruity|
|Color, plain —||Orangey brown|
|Steeping time —||4 mins.|
|Aroma, plain —||Lighter|
|Taste, plain —||Lighter|
|Color, plain —||Lighter|
Blend of black teas from China and DarjeelingMy take:
Appearance: furled whole leaf
Color: very dark and coppery green, verging on black
Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened, this low-caffeine tea is ideal for the evening.
- The leaves are not whole but broken, as is clearly visible when they are dumped out of the cloaking muslin bag they come in.
- The color description on their site is not specified as referring to the dry leaves or the liquid. The dry leaves match their description, but the liquid does not. It is much lighter and orangey brown.
Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.