St Petersburg

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Black Fruit Blend
Bergamot, Berries, Chinese Black Tea
Bergamot, Caramel, Red Fruits, Tea, Vanilla, Berries
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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 13 oz / 374 ml

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  • “More sample stash busting, woot! Apparently I said earlier that I would probably cold-brew the last of this tea, but that was a lie. I had just the right amount for another Kati cup full of tea, so...” Read full tasting note
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  • “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...” Read full tasting note
    JacquelineM 1112 tasting notes
  • “Even though I apparently didn't get all the cinnamon flavoring off my basket, this tea was so much better. Bonus: the adorable tin. I really like this tea, it's fruity and caramely, but I...” Read full tasting note
    OMGsrsly 1624 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...” Read full tasting note
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From Kusmi Tea

Russian blend of Chinese black tea with natural scents of bergamot, red fruits, vanilla and caramel.
Created to celebrate the tricentennary of the city of St Petersburg.

Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened

This fruity tasting tea has been created for the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg where Kusmi Tea was orginally founded in 1867.

Origin: China
Main flavor: citrus with gourmand note
Quantity needed: 0,1 oz.

Time of day: afternoon
Ideal water temperature: 185°F – 195°F
Recommended brewing time: 3-4 min

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110 Tasting Notes

3 tasting notes

I was a diehard fan of Prince Vladimir, that is until I tried St Petersburg! It’s lush, soft and is rather inspiring. I highly recommend this tea!!

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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93 tasting notes

This is one of my pretty teas.
Pretty as in: Standing in my teashelf looking handsome.

The tea itself is orange in color, smell sweet and taste like… Tea.
It’s sweet, but that’s the only “note” I caught beside the taste of a black tea.
Neutral like Sweden, I guess.

It’s actually nice to sip while I am eating cereal.
So I guess it’s good for breakfast, when you just need a little strong tea-tasting tea to keep you company.

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6 tasting notes

This tea has a nice caramel smell once brewed and a light, refreshing taste.
Still not strong enough flavour to suit my taste though.

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10 tasting notes

In typical Kusmi fashion, a very flavourful tea. An easy brew, tasty and rich. I’d recommend it for sure.

Flavors: Bergamot, Caramel

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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21 tasting notes

Great tea! I got a sample when I bought my new glass pot in Berlin, and I have to say that this was amazing. The caramel kicked in at the end, which is reasonable. You can feel the fruits all the way though!

Flavors: Caramel, Red Fruits

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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37 tasting notes

from yesterday afternoon :
This time I rate it a bit higher, because I enjoyed it as if it were a pure Marco Polo (caramel black tea). The citrus fruits once more get lost during the brewing process, which is a shame, according to me.

Flavors: Caramel, Tea

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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422 tasting notes

HHTTB #1/18

Thank you TeaSipper for organizing this box and adding in a small sample of this tea. I have been eyeing the Kusmi Russian sampler for a while now so when I saw this in the box I had to give it a go. It was a nice cup, but nothing that rocked my socks off and screamed buy me. It had hints of berry and citrus with a sweet note in the back of the sip. I would be willing to give this one another try on a different day. I would see it being my mood, but this my quash my interest in buying the sampler pack for now.

Cameron B.

I actually recently bought that sampler and I would love to send you some samples if you’d like. :)

Tea Sipper

Well, this sample wasn’t exactly in the best packaging, so maybe you’d like it better fresher?

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237 tasting notes

Ok, I have never said this about any tea before, but I will just be very blunt and say that the steeped result and the taste of this tea made me instantly nauseous. I usually don’t mind bergamot and I don’t know if it’s the combination with the berries that make it so terrible but this is the worst tea I have had yet.


That’s pretty bad. :( I remember thinking it was odd and I haven’t reached for it much…


Yes, well I think the reason why I don’t like it is that the texture of the tea is syrupy and the bergamot and berry flavours together create a blend of ultra sweet and acidic, so it reminds me of cough syrup. It does not taste like cough syrup at all, but it reminds me of it a lot, and just the thought of cough syrup is enough to make me physically gag, so again…Probably just me making it sound way worst than it is :P


It must be bad if it’s worse than the lavender!

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833 tasting notes

Sad sad sipdown… :( Drinking the last cup of this make me want to regret sending out samples of it to several people. But then I remember how much tea I have… And then I get excited because I now have an empty tin to use! Hooray!

I still really like this one, even though I’ve tasted a lot of different things since I last had it. I do find myself needing to add sugar because of the bergamot, but that’s more of a personal preference and I don’t blame the tea. I wonder if the Kusmi store does refills on mini-tins… :D

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I think it’s time to come down to NYC and have fun in Kusmi, H&S and David’s
I’m not sure about mini tin. Last time I refilled she just pour it in a kusmi logo bag


I seem to recall asking about the mini tins and she told me only the large ones. But I could be misremembering.

Cameron B.

Nicole, I wouldn’t be surprised. It seems a lot of places are against their customers being able to buy small amounts of tea… Greedy jerks. :P


Yeah, usually 1 ounce is perfect. 2 is okay but 3 and over is a lot for those of us who keep lots of varieties on hand… :)

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1395 tasting notes

St. Petersburg and Paris have a lot in common—the teas, not the cities! I was expecting more of a caramel presence in Kusmi St. Petersburg, given the strongly caramel-redolent dried leaves, but the brewed tea ended up tasting very close to my memory of Harney & Sons Paris. The liquor was lighter than that of Anastasia, more of an orange than a reddish amber. I’m going to have to compare this blend side-by-side with both Paris and Tower of London, which also bears similarities.

I took a sip of the unadulterated tea and was not that enamored of the flavor. With light cream, however, this tastes very good. Either because I spilled a bit too much cream in, or else because the teas used are light, my final glass ended up looking like a latte. I know that I used enough dried leaves, as I added an extra half teaspoon more than I used in my Anastasia preparation.

Flavors: Berries, Vanilla

Boiling 5 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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