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drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
911 tasting notes

I think the caramel and the red fruits in this tea combine in such a way that makes it taste like tea lightly flavored with red berry syrup. There’s no tartness usually associated with things red berry-ish and it ends on a sweet, light caramel note. Quite a tasty little tea, one that can handle a morning in my travel tumbler without additives (which seems to be a bit harder than succeeding in an additive-less state in a cup). This tea won’t be the reason I place my next Kusmi order, but when the time comes I will certainly be adding a tin of this to my cart.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

This and Vladimir. I honestly can’t decide which of those two I like best. I want to get a tin of one of them, but not both. They’re too similar to need both. But which one??? O.o

Auggy

This one!!!! Okay, that’s my answer but only because the spice bit didn’t make me happy with Vlad. But I know you like spices so perhaps Vlad is your man?

Angrboda

I don’t really like spices, I don’t care much for chai and such like. I just have a couple of notable exceptions, Vlad being one. I think I’ll go for St P, unless I discover it’s not readily available in shops. I know Vlad is, so if I can only get St P via internet trade, I’ll settle for Vlad and be happy with it. :)

Auggy

Okay, just the fact that you have Kusmi of any sort readily available in stores makes me pout just a little bit. :( See?

Angrboda

It’s only tea shops and such. My supermarket doesn’t ahve them and they don’t have the full selection either. Nothing smoky so far as I can see, for example.

Auggy

Well, it’s better than nothing. I wish anywhere around me carried Mariage Freres or something closer to higher end that RoT. But at least I have RoT so I should focus on that.

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Angrboda

This and Vladimir. I honestly can’t decide which of those two I like best. I want to get a tin of one of them, but not both. They’re too similar to need both. But which one??? O.o

Auggy

This one!!!! Okay, that’s my answer but only because the spice bit didn’t make me happy with Vlad. But I know you like spices so perhaps Vlad is your man?

Angrboda

I don’t really like spices, I don’t care much for chai and such like. I just have a couple of notable exceptions, Vlad being one. I think I’ll go for St P, unless I discover it’s not readily available in shops. I know Vlad is, so if I can only get St P via internet trade, I’ll settle for Vlad and be happy with it. :)

Auggy

Okay, just the fact that you have Kusmi of any sort readily available in stores makes me pout just a little bit. :( See?

Angrboda

It’s only tea shops and such. My supermarket doesn’t ahve them and they don’t have the full selection either. Nothing smoky so far as I can see, for example.

Auggy

Well, it’s better than nothing. I wish anywhere around me carried Mariage Freres or something closer to higher end that RoT. But at least I have RoT so I should focus on that.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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