Welcome to the latest issue of The Right Tea Newsletter!
November is the month of chestnuts and spicy aromas. The weather has taken a turn for the worse and everything around us seems to invite warm sweaters and a hot cup of tea.
So in this issue I invite you to join me for a cup of one of my favorite teas. This is my go-to tea when I have a cold or simply when I want to feel warm and cozy. It never fails!
As the weather begins to cool down we naturally search for teas that provide heat.
There are the typical black tea blends with spices like cinnamon and cloves, but if you are not a big fan of black teas, there are also some great green teas fitting for the season.
One of my favorites is the Green lemon ginger tea from Kusmi Tea. First let’s take a look at the brand.
Kusmi – The Brand
The history of Kusmi goes back to the 19th century when Pavel Mikhailovich Kousmichoff from a peasant family went to work for a tea merchant in Saint Petersburg at the age of 14.
He was so good at his job that the tea merchant gave him a small tea house as a wedding gift when Pavel married in 1867. Little did he know that young Pavel would build it into a world-known tea brand, famous for its tea blends.
In 1917 Kousmichoff was forced to leave Russia as the Russian Revolution broke out. This is how the Kusmi Tea House was first established in Paris where it still has its most important shops.
Today Kusmi teas are available around the world in tea or gourmet food shops near you and there is always the possibility of ordering online.
Ginger lemon green tea from Kusmi is a great tea blend for any time of the year, but because the ginger provides such a nice sensation of heat, I really enjoy it in the cooler months.
This blend is made up of Chinese green tea aromatized with ginger and lemon.
Let’s begin the review:
Brewing instructions for this tea
In this particular case, you should brew you tea for 3-4 minutes with water at 75ºC-80ºC (167ºF – 176ºF).
There is a warm and spicy aftertaste in your mouth that is great in a tea for the autumn months.
Milk / Sugar
You can drink this tea plain, because it is a green tea it requires no milk.
As for sweetener, it is just fine without any sugar. If you do need to add a touch of sweetness I would recommend honey, it blends perfectly with the ginger and lemon and it is very comforting (particularly when you have a cold).
Interestingly enough, Kusmi also suggests that you brew this tea as an iced tea in the summer. I have never tried this, but I’ll make a note of it to try as soon as the temperatures go up.
Buying Kusmi teas
Kusmi sells most of their teas in tea bags or loose leaf tea tins. I would recommend that you get the tea tins. And here’s why:
Kusmi is not a cheap brand, but their teas are wonderful and worth the investment. The brand has tins in several sizes: the regular 125g (4.4oz) and 250g (8.8oz) tins, and smaller 20-25g tins in the sampler collections.
Other great Kusmi blends:
If you would prefer alternatives to green tea, Kusmi has other great blends that are ideal for this time of the year:
Try any of these teas and choose which you like best!
See what Kusmi has to offer at: Kusmi Teas at Amazon.com
If you prefer to order from: Kusmi Teas at Amazon.co.uk
If you wish to learn more about the benefits of drinking a ginger infusion, visit our ginger tea page!
Do you have a go-to tea in the autumn and winter months?
Stay warm and cozy with tea!
More articles about tea are coming, so keep on the lookout for the December issue of our newsletter. While you wait, look around our website and learn more about tea and its health benefits.
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