Green St Petersburg

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Green Tea
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Berries, Caramel, Green, Bergamot, Smoke, Citrus Fruits, Fruity
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 g 10 oz / 307 ml

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From Kusmi Tea

Green tea from China flavored with scents of citrus, red fruits, vanilla, and caramel.

Origin: China
Main Flavor: Citrus with gourmand note
Quantity Needed: 0,1oz.

Time of Day: Afternoon
Ideal Water Temperature: 70°C
Recommended Brewing Time: 3-4 min

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111 tasting notes

I finally managed to empty the small tin and will be able to fill it instead with a tea that I like much better.
It indeed is a bad sign, when I’m happy to be done with a tea:( Usually when I really like a tea, or worse when I even love it, I never can manage to finish it; I always want to leave enough to make another few teapots, in case I ever need this specific tea or the comfort that my favorites bring. It’s actually pretty stupid as I know that leaving a few leaves on their own for so long cannot really be good for the flavoring, but I feel bereft after I emptied completely the box or bag.
Not the case with this one, which rather inspired me a “good riddance, hope I’ll never meet you again” feeling.

195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

you have managed ! I have managed as well to terminate this one too :) I didn’t even make a tea note about it….


I was fondling Kusmi tins today, seriously. I resisted so far, and this is making me glad I did.


you know when I love some brand tins, I try to find them empty on the second hand market…and I buy them to put teas I love.
I bought recently 2 collector kusmi tins edited in 2007 and I filled them with 2 Mariage Frères teas.
I have paid 8 € for 2 tins like this :
Mine are blue and rose and I can pile them up as they are stackable !


Oh, they are lovely indeed. But to buy tins, on their own, there are lovely empty ones anyway – and I reuse a lot of tins which came my way, with paper and labels (or washi tape, which is awesome). Baking powder tins are great because they close nicely and got no smells, and while I was dubious about paprika tins, I washed one on the dishwasher and let it sit for a couple months unused and it got no smell either. I paste some pretty paper over it, some varnish on top, then a label, and a new tea tin to my own taste!

But there is something still irresistible about tins filled with tin in shops – will be strong!


yes I have 4 or 5 washi tin but they are expensive here (really much affordable in Sweden) I made my calculations and if was doing my own washi tin, price would be the same (15 or 20 euros).


I suppose washi are not so expensive in Japan…I’ll need to visit this country :)


Here washi tins are about 12 to 20 euros, so wow for sweden, that sounds lovely.

But are you sure making tins with washi paper is so expensive? I do not know how much those cannisters would be, and it´s expensive to buy supplies to just one thing (glue, varnish, whatever) but if making several I am surprised that the price would be so much. A sheet of chiyogami paper is about 4 or 5 euros and enough for a couple tins at least – and usually there are much cheaper papers which are also nice like italian papers, or origami paper or scrapbooking papers (like 1 euro a sheet and good enough for a tin). Worth checking about it! LOL, or maybe I am just trying to addict you to a an associate tea hobby ;)


lucky you ! here the half sheet is almost 8 € !
look :
and the tin (with double cover) is near 6 € …
But I would love to do my own tins…I’ll check the italian papers :)


Not sure I am so lucky, because the choice I have here is much smaller, but those japanese papers are indeed very very expensive! Check on etsy or ebay, wait will mail you some links!

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This is another tea that came in my little set of 1 oz. Kusmi tins…

yeah it’s a gunpowder tea which I thought was kind of amusing. I have to wonder why they choose this particular tea. I’m definitely getting the fruity element here as well as the caramel and a bit of orange. It’s a really nice afternoon tea, I can’t say I am blown away by it, but it’s tasty. I wonder what this would be like iced?


180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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758 tasting notes

once a goth, always a goth….
approx 1996

#not an actual tea review

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321 tasting notes

The green version of my beloved St. Petersburg!!!! :D The signature notes of red fruits and caramel are just as fragrant and delightful… it’s virtually the same as St. Petersburg but only lighter and sweeter. I personally think it’s great for evenings as it is a soothing, gentle tea.

170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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It seems I’m the first to review this one… how nerve-wracking.

Another from my Kusmi sampler. I love these little tins!

It’s a gunpowder tea! Since I’m easily amused, these are my favorite. Even in my small sampler the leaves smell quite strong, though I can’t place the scent—a little musky, a little cirtusy. Though not unpleasant.

The cirtus really comes out in the tea itself, and while it cools a little it tastes more fruity. The description says it’s better as an “afternoon” tea, which I obviously ignored (9:30 a.m. at the moment), but it would be a rather good choice for the midday break, when I’m mentally prepared to shut down. Though next time, I’ll consider shortening the steep time. The more I drink, the sweeter it tastes, and I don’t love fruity tea that much.

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I can definitely taste the citrus more strongly in this than in its black counterpart. The green tea seems to add a smokiness that was not present in the black version, either. Red fruits are less present, but the caramel is here in force. An enjoyable cup.

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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This was one of the teas in a six-set Kusmi sampler that my parents brought back from their recent trip to Paris alongside some Damman Freres (although no Mariage Freres or hand-blown French tea pots . . . thanks, Mum!) although it is one of about ten Kusmi teas I have been interested in trying.

On initial inspection, the tightly rolled Gunpowder pellets are fairly even in size. The scent is rather strong, reminiscent of traditional boiled sweets or stodgy-English puddings and desserts. It’s not quite citrus and not quite caramel. The scent intensifies when hot water is poured into the tea pot.

After brewing for just under three minutes, the colour is a beautiful, light-caramel colour. My initial impression is that it’s an interesting blend, perhaps rather too complex to make more than the occasional appearance at afternoon tea. Perhaps future tastings may change this, but I find red fruits in my tea a little too intense to drink on a regular basis. The sweetness of the caramel tempers the earthy leatheriness of regular gunpowder tea and gives a full-bodied mouthfeel, the red fruits leaves a tingling sensation on the centre of the tongue between each mouthful, but I can’t really detect the vanilla.

It’s rather fitting that I’m drinking this very French tea – despite it’s Russian origins – out of those ubiquitous French espresso glasses which are just perfect for white, green and fruit teas. I would be interested in learning of any real connection that this tea has to St Petersburg, or is just one of a series of Kusmi teas bearing a Russian name? At any rate, I will definitely be trying this tea again, perhaps at a French-themed afternoon tea.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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This is such an excellent tea. soft, citrusy and sweet, but with a bit of green bitterness. the aroma is incredible and with a slightly lower water temp and shorter steeping time, it is perfect, sans sugar, milk, or creme – it needs absolutely nothing but a big mug to hold it in.

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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This is pretty good, but I definitely prefer black St Petersburg. The caramel and red berry notes work a lot better with the black base and are comparatively pretty weak in this variation. It’s not bad, but it’s nothing special and you’ll get more out of the original blend.

Flavors: Berries, Caramel, Green

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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The dry leaf aroma is subtle sweetness. I think I’m picking up on caramel and vanilla, but I’m amazed at how out of practice my nose is. Stop drinking tea for 3 months and I might as well start over from square one! The brewed tea aroma is slightly smokey. Is this gunpowder? That’s what it looks/smells like.

The flavor is delicious! A tiny hint of smoke that’s complemented by a lovely green base and subtle sweetness from the added flavorings. I bought this back in October 2013 on my Parisien honeymoon. I didn’t realize that each little 25g canister wasn’t sealed more than with just the lid. I thought there’d be an interior cover that you’d rip off, like what you find on Mariage Frères tins. So sadly these teas have probably lost their punch. :( That’s really disappointing but I’m going to enjoy them as much as I can anyway. Usually 25g would last me a long time. But I think I’m going to burn through these little tins.

I’m so glad that I’m firmly in the second trimester now and don’t have to worry so much about drinking teas (green in particular since it can inhibit folic acid absorption). I’ve been so good! I’ve avoided caffeine more than I ever have in my entire life. I only indulged a handful of times and even then, I made sure to keep my caffeine consumption below the recommended 300mg. I deserve to indulge a little now. My poor tea stash has been going to waste. I’m excited to return to a bit more normalcy in my routine.

So a little update on me and the baby: he/she is doing fine! We aren’t planning on finding out the gender in advance, so it’s going to be a complete surprise. For now we generally refer to the baby as a boy so we can avoid the awkward he/she or even worse “it.” Odds are he’s probably a boy anyway. Boys run rampant on both sides of the family. I’ve felt him move several times! It kind of feels like when you get a shiver and your skin crawls, but the feeling is on the inside of my body and it isn’t unpleasant. Just weird. I’m due at the end of January 2015 right around my birthday. I can’t wait! This is such an exciting time. My husband and I fought infertility for 6 months and finally succeeded in conceiving our miracle baby naturally. I’ve been really good too; I haven’t gone out and bought a million baby things. I found the crib, which is currently laying in parts in our nursery waiting to be assembled. I also bought one baby outfit, an adorable white hat with bear ears, one blanket, and one bib. How amazing am I? Total control. :) So that’s it for now. Thanks for reading!

Flavors: Bergamot, Smoke

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

So exciting! Congrads!!


eeeeeeee! i’m so excited for you!!! We’re trying to decide what we want to do about all that etc.. so it’s lovely hearing about others just getting started with their families :)


:D Thanks y’all! It is a super fun time. But honestly, time is crawling! I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever and the baby will never get here. LOL!

Roswell Strange

Oh wow, congrats!


Congratulations! :)


That’s wonderful! Congratulations!


Thank you!! :)

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