A Little Love Story

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This story is about the day that I found simply the most wonderful tea that I have ever tasted in my life.
I have tasted many different teas in my short lifetime; as I am an admirer of teas. I am always willing to try out new teas and different companies to see what flavor best appeals to me; and I have found it. It was literally love at first sip and smell. Taking a cautious first sip I forever changed my perception of tea. Everything was intoxicating and it seemed unreal that I have never before tasted a tea so wonderful.

This all happened to me one day last spring while I was studying in Trois-Riveres, Quebec. One day my friend Grace and I were walking downtown after our classes and were exploring the area. We had just had a wonderful dinner on the main street and were walking; looking for a place to have a dessert. Grace had suggested that we go into this cafe as there were exquisite desserts, so I agreed and we went in. As we were getting our desserts; I decided to get a tea as well. When I went to order my usual earl grey; I was informed that they didn’t serve it. I was a little dismayed; but I still wanted a tea; so they handed me a beautiful box of teas.

When I opened the box; I was thoroughly impressed; the individual tea bags were simply so breathtakingly beautiful. As I was looking through the many teas, I spotted my desired choice; it was called Anastasia. Anastasia is an earl grey blend with lemon and orange blossom. With the mention of earl grey; I was adventurous and decided to try it out.

As I was soaking the tea bag in the water I smelt the wonderfully and heavenly aroma of the tea I was about to drink. And as I say again when I took the first sip; I knew this was the tea I would always love from now on. Needless to say; this is not the end of the story.

On the last day in Trois-Riveres, I had forgotten to buy a box of this wonderful tea and was heartbroken. I thought that I would never see this tea again if I didn’t return to this lovely town. And for a while it proved true as this was a tea that was from Paris and was only sold in Quebec. When I went to Montreal last summer, me and my love; the tea; were reunited. I bought a box of tea. We were reunited once again this spring when I went to Montreal with my boyfriend (now fiancé), we visited this one of a kind boutique (In North America) that is exclusively a Kusmi store. When I walked in the door… my heart literally skipped a few beats and my stomach took a few flips as my eyes soaked in their surroundings. It was just magnificently breathtaking and beautiful.

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They were kind enough to let me take many photos of the store. Believe me when I say that I nerded out and took photographs of the entire store. I wanted to capture every beauty possible. This is definitely not the last time me and Kusmi encounter, more this is just the beginning of a beautiful love story.

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