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drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
1282 tasting notes

I AM SUCH A SPOILED SPOILED SPOILED PERSON, I’M JUST SAYING! flails

Had to get that out of my system. :p

Also from the Kusmi sampler pack we have this one, which has citrus and caramel. Funny sort of combination. Not one I would have been able to come up with on my own.

Totally caught up in the being spoiled and in having strawberries with milk for dessert, I forgot to pay attention to leaf smell and predictably to steeping time. So I don’t know if this post will be entirely accurate.

It does smell like some sort of citrus flavoured caramel. It’s kind of weird and kind of natural at the same time. The two smells merge quite well, the citrus taking some of the heaviness out of the caramel.

Tastewise, there’s definitely some oversteep damage here. There’s a bitterness to the swallow that I’m sure is not supposed to be there. A bit like a mix of soap and overcooked bergamot.

So I’m not going to give it any points yet. I want to try it properly first, but given the aroma, I’m feeling pretty hopeful about this one.

Auggy

Okay, similar tea taste is one thing but now you’re just being a copy cat. Hehe! j/k! Yay Kusmi Russian assortment!

Angrboda

I noticed that too! I swear I just picked a little tin at random! O.o
I’ll have to look for the other three sample sets, though. You know… for completion. :D

Auggy

(That looks like one big long block of hyperlink but I promise there are three in there.)

Angrboda

Yes, exactly. I got the set that came in a box with a strainer-thingy in it, which I have no use for btw, so they were mentioned on the box. Didn’t say what was in them though. I have a lead on where I might find them without having to internet shop.

…oh wait. I’m not supposed to be buying anymore tea…

~lauren.

They used to have those middling sized cans! Now the US site http://www.us.kusmitea.com/en/ only has the small ‘miniatures’ with the tea strainers – but the good thing is, they’re all back in stock!

Auggy

Lauren, if you click on the Gifts link on the US page (http://www.us.kusmitea.com/en/gifts/c3/index.html), they have three assortments (without the strainer) there. But no assortment of “The Afternoons”. Boo. But I think the tins are the same size so the only difference is the strainer.

~lauren.

Oh, there they are! I believe you are absolutely right about the sizes 25g = 0.88 oz! Thanks!

Ricky

Kusmi Store opens in NYC in May! I’m so going!

Cinoi

OoOoOh!! Where in NYC?

Ricky

Third Avenue & 61th Street. All the tea is mine! I’m going to steal all the samplers!

Ricky

Apparently I saved the exact location… don’t remember when I did this.

1037 3rd Avenue 61st Street

Cinoi

Sweet, you can steal all of the tea, I will go to the store when they restock :)

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Auggy

Okay, similar tea taste is one thing but now you’re just being a copy cat. Hehe! j/k! Yay Kusmi Russian assortment!

Angrboda

I noticed that too! I swear I just picked a little tin at random! O.o
I’ll have to look for the other three sample sets, though. You know… for completion. :D

Auggy

(That looks like one big long block of hyperlink but I promise there are three in there.)

Angrboda

Yes, exactly. I got the set that came in a box with a strainer-thingy in it, which I have no use for btw, so they were mentioned on the box. Didn’t say what was in them though. I have a lead on where I might find them without having to internet shop.

…oh wait. I’m not supposed to be buying anymore tea…

~lauren.

They used to have those middling sized cans! Now the US site http://www.us.kusmitea.com/en/ only has the small ‘miniatures’ with the tea strainers – but the good thing is, they’re all back in stock!

Auggy

Lauren, if you click on the Gifts link on the US page (http://www.us.kusmitea.com/en/gifts/c3/index.html), they have three assortments (without the strainer) there. But no assortment of “The Afternoons”. Boo. But I think the tins are the same size so the only difference is the strainer.

~lauren.

Oh, there they are! I believe you are absolutely right about the sizes 25g = 0.88 oz! Thanks!

Ricky

Kusmi Store opens in NYC in May! I’m so going!

Cinoi

OoOoOh!! Where in NYC?

Ricky

Third Avenue & 61th Street. All the tea is mine! I’m going to steal all the samplers!

Ricky

Apparently I saved the exact location… don’t remember when I did this.

1037 3rd Avenue 61st Street

Cinoi

Sweet, you can steal all of the tea, I will go to the store when they restock :)

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Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

Angrboda is almost always open to swapping. Just ask her. Due to the nature of the queue, however, and the fact that it’s some 24 pages long at the moment, it may take a good while from she receives your parcel and until she actually posts about it.

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