Matcha is a Japanese green tea made from leaves which have been ground between two stones. It is used in Japanese desserts both for its taste and for its colour. Its leafy taste is slightly bitter, making it the perfect ingredient to add a touch of sophistication to sweeter flavours. Find matcha-based recipes at kusmitea.com
Without a doubt the most popular flavoured black tea in the world, Earl Grey owes its name to an early 19th century British prime minister. The intense, fresh flavour of bergamot (a small citrus fruit from Sicily) pairs beautifully with the black tea.
Black tea, essential oil of bergamot
Russian Morning N°24 is a blend of two single origin teas: a black tea from China with a subtle flavour and a black tea from Ceylon whose delicate leaves have a round, chocolate taste. This blend creates a balanced, full-bodied tea ideal for breakfast.
Ceylon black tea (75%), black tea from China (25%)
Darjeeling tea has been grown in the Himalayan region for over 150 years. This origin tea has a subtle bitterness and lightly spiced notes. It is best enjoyed by itself because drinking it with food may conceal its great delicacy.
Black tea from India
Genmaicha is a Bancha green tea to which roasted and popped rice has been added. When brewed, this tea from Japan has both the fresh flavour of green tea and a light hazelnut taste from the roasted and popped rice.
Green tea, toasted rice grains (47%), puffed rice grains (2%)
Sencha tea with rolled leaves is considered the drink of hospitality in Japan. It is grown in the Shizuoka region on the Pacific coast in a harsh climate. When brewed the liquid is clear, its subtle flavour and its iodine and vegetal notes make it a very refreshing beverage.
Traditional Japanese green tea
Assam teas are characterised by their large, broad leaves. Known for being a tea with character, Assam produces a robust, bold liquor and a particularly pronounced aroma with a spicy, strong flavour and lots of body. This is an ideal breakfast tea.
Black India tea from the Assam area
English Breakfast is a delicious blend of two black teas from India: a Ceylon tea with a rich, powerful flavour, and an Assam tea with a round, intense taste. This combination, with powerful tannins, will delight those who like full-bodied teas.
Ceylon black tea (75%), Assam black tea (25%)
Cherished by connoisseurs for its delicate flavours, Darjeeling has been grown in Northern India for over 150 years. This golden colored tea has a light flavour that is aromatic and floral, with a hint of Muscat grape. The unfermented version offered here emphasises its fresh notes. It is best enjoyed by itself because drinking it with food may conceal its great delicacy.
Darjeeling green tea