I saw this neat discussion on Russian Tea and I thought I’d give it a go with some strawberry jam in my Kusmi Russian Morning No. 24. Here’s the link to the discussion.

http://steepster.com/discuss/5191-russian-guys-love-tea-too?post_id=90636#forum_post_90636

I do so love the few Kusmi black teas I’ve had the opportunity to try. This black tea is nice and strong, perfect for a bold wake-up tea. Upon seeing this discussion I thought of the strawberry jam sitting in my fridge, just waiting to be used up.

I brewed up my tea normally, then added a dollop of jam and swirled it around. It’s actual quite nice! I didn’t know what to expect. The boldness of the black is ever so slightly diminished but not in a bad way, and the jam flavour lends a sweetness that’s different than adding sugar. I’m not one for overly sweet and the jam seems to be great here and not too sweet at all.

This is a fascinating way to have tea! I’ll have to keep it in mind for when I enjoy this tea next.

jessiwrites

I’ve never heard of adding jam before! That sounds like a great way to drink a breakfast tea.

Totally buying some Saskatoon Berry jam to try that out.

Courtney

Ah Saskatoon Berry jam!

jessiwrites

Well, it’s the best one.

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jessiwrites

I’ve never heard of adding jam before! That sounds like a great way to drink a breakfast tea.

Totally buying some Saskatoon Berry jam to try that out.

Courtney

Ah Saskatoon Berry jam!

jessiwrites

Well, it’s the best one.

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I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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