St. Petersburg

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Bergamot, Berries, Chinese Black Tea
Flavors
Caramel, Bergamot, Red Fruits, Tea, Vanilla, Berries
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 3 g 13 oz / 387 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...” Read full tasting note
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  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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  • “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.

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

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

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112 Tasting Notes

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972 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

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

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

Nicole

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

Nicole

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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1690 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

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

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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.

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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1629 tasting notes

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.

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30 tasting notes

Tastes like a warm candied (caramel) apple, minus the sugar. I quite enjoy it, though it doesn’t feel like I’m drinking tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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180 tasting notes

A couple of friends from NYC came down to visit and brought the Kusmi Russian Samplers down with them, along with DTs Mint Chocolate.

This one definitely tastes like a caramel black tea, mildly fruity (berries) and just a tad of floral taste.

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122 tasting notes

I did not expect to like this one. For one — caramel? In tea? Come on now. But you know what? It totally works. This is a wonderful blend. There is a slight hint of fruit (which usually I don’t care for) and it completely works with the flavors. I was so pleasantly surprised! Resteeping made it lose it’s flavor, understandably. This is another winner from my Kusmi Essentials box! I recommend picking one of those up, fellow tea drinkers. I’m a new Kusmi convert.

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6 tasting notes

MMMMmm Tasty the berry flavors are nice,along with the bergamot. nice black tea

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13 tasting notes

A very distinctive Kusmi tea. It tastes a little like candy shop, but not in a nasty synthetic way! Sweet and fruity, but full-flavoured. Not an everyday tea, but a very good one.

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14 tasting notes

Nice bright fruit flavor mellowed by sweet caramel. Reminds me of the Tower of London blend by Harney and Sons.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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