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drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
1112 tasting notes

This one courtesy of thequietlife!

Taken with a teaspoon of sugar and splash of half and half.

This tea has a little bit of everything I love in a tea: berry, bergamot, caramel! I am sitting quietly and picking out each delightful flavor. They come in that order – a burst of berries, leading into the citrus, and you end with a faint caramel warmth. The only thing keeping my tea rating out of the 90s is that I would like a little more of a tea taste. Perhaps my next cup should be taken without milk.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
the quiet life

I’m glad you like it! :) The tea-ness is pretty light, so I imagine it might be overpowered by milk, but maybe if you use more leaf, you can put milk in it and still taste the tea part. However, I usually don’t put anything in my tea, and I don’t find the flavors all that strong compared to the tea when had plain, so it’s definitely worth trying that way! :)

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the quiet life

I’m glad you like it! :) The tea-ness is pretty light, so I imagine it might be overpowered by milk, but maybe if you use more leaf, you can put milk in it and still taste the tea part. However, I usually don’t put anything in my tea, and I don’t find the flavors all that strong compared to the tea when had plain, so it’s definitely worth trying that way! :)

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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