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|The Subject:||Russian Morning No. 24|
|Company:||Kusmi Tea. [More info]|
About the new rating designation.
|Steeping time:||3-4 mins.|
|Dry leaves:||Dark, large pieces; faint, slightly floral aroma|
|Steeping time —||4 mins.|
|Aroma, plain —||Malty, roasty, caramelly|
|Taste, plain —||Well-blended, not bitter, not as strong as expected|
|Color, plain —||Reddish-brown|
|Taste, enhanced —||Milk alone was good, with sweetener was better|
|Steeping time —||4½ mins.|
|Aroma, plain —||Lighter|
|Taste, plain —||Lighter|
|Color, plain —||Lighter reddish-brown|
In English, this is called Russian Morning Tea. In French, it is simply Morning Tea. Either way, your tastebuds will wake up with the first sip, even thought the tea is not nearly as strong-tasting as other breakfast blends we’ve tried. Kusmi states that this tea combines China black, Ceylon black, and Indian black. They are super secretive about which specific teas these are, so you have to guess. Based on the flavor, color, and aroma, hubby and I guess Keemun for the China black and Assam for the Indian black. Also, we are guessing that they don’t have enough Assam. But that’s us. We love Assam tea.
The tea comes bagged in muslin (a loosely-woven cotton fabric popular in France, where Kusmi is headquartered), and has steeping instructions on the back side of the tag:
To steep, we cut open the bag and put them loose into the pot. We also wanted to see what they looked like. Too often tea bags hide inferior tea leaves. Such was definitely not the case here, as you can clearly see, both before and after steeping, and which the taste proved:
Again, the only thing we can fault is that we were expecting a stronger tasting tea from something called a morning tea.
For this tasting, Little Yellow Teapot was joined by his two Matruska buddies (the stacking dolls) and a new creamer along with his faithful tea cozy companion.
Remember those commercials for breakfast cereals showing a bowlful next to real food like toast? The slogan was always, “Part of this nutritious breakfast.” Well, we thought we’d do a bit of a take-off on that with this tea, part of this somewhat more nutritious breakfast (no boxed cereal):
Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.