The caramel comes out with milk and sugar. There is a bit of “dried fruit.” Brewing it stronger would have helped.
“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...” 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...” 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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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.
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
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
This tea is a staple of my daily life. I have many teas that I consider better, but for an easy to drink, caffeinated punch in the mornings – this is what I turn to. The tea is fruity, smells great, and is easy to drink.
Here’s one Nicole sent a while back! thank you so much! I think I’ve tried a couple teas from Kusmi to know I’m not really a fan of their black tea base flavor. Just not to my tastes! This one should be my favorite though, since it has a subtle bergamot and subtle raspberry. I could have used more flavor though… it would have distracted from the base. But I like the flavor that is there. Everything is so mild in this cup, even at just boiled and steeped for four minutes. I can’t love every tea I guess! But this is the best of the few Kusmi I’ve tried.