Ahh, Paris. As I might have mentioned, I’m in love with Paris now. Especially now that I’m no longer IN Paris, I’m looking back through rosy shades, over romanticizing it all I’m sure. I could fill your mind with all of our lovely memories, but then I’d probably sound terribly pretentious and snobby because of course I would. I’d be going on about Paris! I’d probably have to stop moving my jaw, speaking in lockjaw-ese much like Thurston Howell III, my dear, of the Gilligan Island Howell’s.
One thing I can share, without being a bore, is that most every day we stopped and had tea time, sipping away, as if we didn’t have two screaming kids under foot. Yes, I know this is NOT a French pastime, but still we did it there so it remains a Paris memory for me. We had the most amazing leaf tea by Kusmi. My favorite was Sweet Love because well, need I say why? Paris and all.
No, it wasn’t an aphrodisiac but a chai tea smelling of wonderfulness.
Kusmi Tea was born in St. Petersburg, Russia about 100 years ago. They moved to Paris in 1917 and from there developed a reputation throughout Europe. And now, friends (and you, too mom!) Kusmi is available here. Now. So put some water on the boil and have yourself tea time, sipping and speaking unintelligible lockjaw-ese yourself.
There are many Kusmi teas to choose from: green, black, decaf and herbal. They even have wellness tea, like Detox, that might just be the thing for winter colds! If nothing else, holding a steaming, delicious smelling cup of tea is good for the soul, right?
Tea connoisseurs might already know of Kusmi. It was new to me, though, and now I’m addicted. Not a bad thing to be addicted to, right? I mean, it could be worse.