KUSMI TEA has made a tea believer out of me. I jest, however, I truly never considered myself a “tea person” until I came across the brand, a Russian brand founded in 1867 in St. Petersberg, arriving in Paris in 1917, and landing at two convenient locations from my office (one located inside of The Shops at The Plaza) a few years ago. The classic green teas are my favorite, with the almond green tea a favorite, which I think now has been bumped by the Strawberry Green Tea (pictured above).
You can serve them hot or chilled, with a new, dedicated iced tea collection that includes 12 assorted teas from the flavored green (such ginger-lemon, spearmint) and wellness categories (such as detox, and be cool), individually wrapped at two enveloped muslin bags per tea type ($22.95). If you’ve never made iced tea before, KUSMI recommends putting two tea bags into one cup of simmering water, infusing for 3-4 minutes then pouring into a 34 oz carafe, already filled halfway with ice cubes. Mix it up, drink, and enjoy! Shop Kusmi Tea at select retail locations and online at KusmiTea.com.
The Secret Destinations Collection, with a suggested retail of $4.29, brings the indulgent aromas of Paris, Brazil, and Hawaii to your underarms in a Clear Gel and Invisible Solid form with 48-hour odor protection! Perfect for that long plane ride to your chosen getaway destination, and of course, in every day life too.
Paris Romantic Rose is comprised of a blend of fruits and sweet honey notes with some light florals; Brazil Rainforest Mist (my favorite) has floral citrus notes mixed with white woods scents, and Hawaii Citrus Breeze mixes mango, grapefruit, red berries, and soft florals. Odor-causing bacteria is kept in check, perfectly pH balanced with 2x the odor-combating ingredients than most similar products for women on the market. Even if you’ve spent all of your vacation days already and are stuck at the day job, stay fresh, dry, and smelling amazing with this new trio of fab, worldly scents (available at food, drug, and mass market retailers nationwide).
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