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!!
“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
“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
“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
“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
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.
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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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.
Thank you Cameron B. for this sample. My first Kusmi tea!
This tea is nice, but all of the flavors are so subdued that I find myself wanting more. I wish the bergamot was just a bit stronger, and I keep hoping for a little more berry flavor. The caramel note is present more as the tea cools, to and while it’s nice it’s not enough to make me want more. All together it’s a nice enough blend, but it’s nothing that I have to have in my cupboard.
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
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.
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.