drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
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Sample from ShayneBear! This one is like an Earl Grey with caramel syrup. I actually quite like it. In fact, I might order a “London Fog, no vanilla, with caramel drizzle” at Sbux one of these days.

Sweetened a bit, with a dollop of soy creamer. Pretty much how I take all my black teas. The tea hasn’t gone bitter, although there is some astringency coming through. I’m pretty impressed with this bagged tea! I’m definitely keeping Kusmi Tea on my “to order” list!

Edit: Second steep for 4 minutes. I’m surprised that there’s so much flavour left. It’s not as strong as the first cup, but it’s definitely close. And that’s even after eating a little smoked salmon.. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

This actually sounds good! Hmmm, will have to keep them in mind.

whatshesaid

It’s really good :)

Fjellrev

That does sound mighty tasty. I still need to give Kusmi in general a try.

OMGsrsly

I’m really grateful that ShayneBear agreed to share these ones with me. :) So good! I’m just about to do a second steep, just to see how it does.

Chizakura

One thing I recommend is not to try the new hazelnut drizzle on the EGTL. o_x; I experimented back before Hazelnut Macchiato was released, and it wasn’t good. xD; I quick slurped the drizzle off and then drank the rest of the tea latte. lol

OMGsrsly

Oh geez. Good to know!

Bear With Me

Glad you’re enjoying the Kusmi teas!! I was super stoked when a dog sitting client brought a bunch back for me when they went to Paris, and I’m really impressed with the quality considering it’s the bagged version and not loose. Definitely needing to order more of my favourites at some point!

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Tealizzy

This actually sounds good! Hmmm, will have to keep them in mind.

whatshesaid

It’s really good :)

Fjellrev

That does sound mighty tasty. I still need to give Kusmi in general a try.

OMGsrsly

I’m really grateful that ShayneBear agreed to share these ones with me. :) So good! I’m just about to do a second steep, just to see how it does.

Chizakura

One thing I recommend is not to try the new hazelnut drizzle on the EGTL. o_x; I experimented back before Hazelnut Macchiato was released, and it wasn’t good. xD; I quick slurped the drizzle off and then drank the rest of the tea latte. lol

OMGsrsly

Oh geez. Good to know!

Bear With Me

Glad you’re enjoying the Kusmi teas!! I was super stoked when a dog sitting client brought a bunch back for me when they went to Paris, and I’m really impressed with the quality considering it’s the bagged version and not loose. Definitely needing to order more of my favourites at some point!

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

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