Born in Russia in 1867, raised in Paris since 1917, Kusmi Tea has become the most famous tea brand among celebrities (Lady Gaga claimed that Detox Tea helped her stop smoking). Known for their flavored green teas and bergamote-orange black teas, they started in New York by selling their teas at Dean and Deluca and just opened a store on 3rd Avenue and 61st Street.
Kusmi Tea, 1037 Third Avenue.212-355-5580
Blend of Maté, Chinese Green Tea, and lemon grass full flavored with lemon.
Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened.
The combination of Maté and green tea virtues -- diuretic and stimulating properties, richness in antioxidant -- makes Kusmi Detox the perfect companion for slimming and detoxifying diets. Known for its tonic properties, mate does not have the side effects generated by caffeine.