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drank St Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
1945 tasting notes

Hmmm not sure what happened with this one. I had a sample of this before that I definitely enjoyed, and now I have a small sample tin again. I made a cup of this tea this afternoon and it wasn’t really tasty at all. I can’t even put my finger on it, but I didn’t enjoy really enjoy it and I even felt a bit nauseous with a headache after drinking it. I dunno, I am going to try it cold brew, and maybe I’ll give it another shot hot since I did like it once, but otherwise it’ll be swap fodder. :/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

when did you try it first ? a long time ago or not ? It may be your taste which have changed ?

Dinosara

Yes, that could very well be. It was quite a while ago that I had it, but I’ll give it another shot before deciding if my tastes really have changed that much!

Chelle

Nausea and headache? Could that sample have gotten moist and maybe it got a little mold growth? Or maybe an ingredient you could have a reaction to?

Dinosara

I doubt any mold growth, it’s been in an airtight container the whole time. I suppose it could be an ingredient, but I never had that reaction before. I could have also just hit a wall at work and needed a break. :)

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Ysaurella

when did you try it first ? a long time ago or not ? It may be your taste which have changed ?

Dinosara

Yes, that could very well be. It was quite a while ago that I had it, but I’ll give it another shot before deciding if my tastes really have changed that much!

Chelle

Nausea and headache? Could that sample have gotten moist and maybe it got a little mold growth? Or maybe an ingredient you could have a reaction to?

Dinosara

I doubt any mold growth, it’s been in an airtight container the whole time. I suppose it could be an ingredient, but I never had that reaction before. I could have also just hit a wall at work and needed a break. :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

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89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
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