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drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
1112 tasting notes

I am entirely too grumpy today for a gal who has found out that she earned an A in her class! I am hoping that this tea full of delightful things – berry! caramel! bergamot! – will calm my cranky mood. Many thanks to the quiet life for this sample!

I am taking it with just a pinch of sugar, and I think this is the way Kusmi teas like to be drunk! The tiny bit of sugar brings out all of the flavorings and the tea is pronounced and delicious. Last time I made it at 5 minutes but put in milk and sugar, and it overwhelmed the tea and subtle flavors. I like it much better this way! A bit of sweet berry, something citrus-y, a warm sweetness, and good tea. This is SUCH a nice treatment for a sourpuss!!! I’m going to inch up the rating a bit. :)

I made another steep at 5 minutes, just hoping for some more warmth really, but it’s very flavorful. I’m going to need a tin of this when I run out. The quiet life was super generous with her sample and I have a few more cups worth of anti-grump medicine at hand!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
LadyLondonderry

Congratulations on your A, Jacqueline!

SoccerMom

Way to go on the A!

Kristin

Does this tea have chunks of caramel, or just the caramel flavoring? Asking because the chunks have dairy (wondering if it’s something I can have or not since its not clear from the ingredients).

SoccerMom

I was secretly hoping you were going to be singing some punk music like last time you had Kusmi Tea :)

JacquelineM

Kristin – All that I see are tea leaves, and no caramel chunks (or berries or bergamot rind!). I have just a sample but I think I would have gotten some kind of something in there :) I hope it’s safe for you because it’s delicious :) :) :)

JacquelineM

SoccerMom – this one is elegant and happymaking :) If I had Angry Teenage Clove Tea today – ooof! who knows what would have happened!!!! I shudder to think!

Kristin

thanks. :)

Rabs

Congrats on both the A and the tea! :D

__Morgana__

Woo hoo, yay for the A!

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LadyLondonderry

Congratulations on your A, Jacqueline!

SoccerMom

Way to go on the A!

Kristin

Does this tea have chunks of caramel, or just the caramel flavoring? Asking because the chunks have dairy (wondering if it’s something I can have or not since its not clear from the ingredients).

SoccerMom

I was secretly hoping you were going to be singing some punk music like last time you had Kusmi Tea :)

JacquelineM

Kristin – All that I see are tea leaves, and no caramel chunks (or berries or bergamot rind!). I have just a sample but I think I would have gotten some kind of something in there :) I hope it’s safe for you because it’s delicious :) :) :)

JacquelineM

SoccerMom – this one is elegant and happymaking :) If I had Angry Teenage Clove Tea today – ooof! who knows what would have happened!!!! I shudder to think!

Kristin

thanks. :)

Rabs

Congrats on both the A and the tea! :D

__Morgana__

Woo hoo, yay for the A!

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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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