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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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51 Tasting Notes View all

  • “I had a sample tin of this two years ago, in that Russian Blends sample sets, and back then I rather liked this one. But I finished the sample and didn't pay any further attention to it. Untill...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think I will try another of these Kusmi teas. They have been the victims of changing tastebuds, because there are several Kusmi teas that I used to love (or at least enjoy), and now they are not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you for this one, *Will Work For Tea*! This is the kind of Earl Grey I could drink plenty of. It's not in your face but it still definitely has the flavor of bergamot. There's additional...” Read full tasting note
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From Kusmi Tea

Blend of black teas from China, India and Ceylon flavored with natural essences of bergamot, orange, and mandarin. Russian blend.

Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened

Origin: China, Ceylon and India
Main flavor: citrus with fruity note
Quantity needed: 0,1 oz.

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

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51 Tasting Notes

5 tasting notes

OK I freely admit that I bought this tea because it had a little mustachioed Bolshevik on the tin. They have since ditched that packaging, I see. I drank the tea, never really wanted any more of it, but kept the tin with the bolshevik. I remember it reminding me of Constant Comment. Like really expensive Constant Comment with ace packaging. Actually I quite like constant comment in a nostalgic sort of way and I’m sure at Christmas this year my mom will serve it with krumbkakka and it’ll be like the 70s all up in there.

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180 tasting notes

3rd Russian Blend from NYC friends.

Smoky Mandarin, mildly floral, black tea! A little bit astringent, might have to cut the time down to 2m 30s next time.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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13 tasting notes

Decadent yet light and airy. Could use a little more punch but overall enjoyed this black. Was perfect for a spring morning while settling into the day. I like some of the other Kusmi tea’s better but this is still a great tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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13 tasting notes

Not as assertive as some of Kusmi’s other great teas, and probably the least interesting of its Earl Grey variations, but a very pleasant, light, and drinkable afternoon blend.

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596 tasting notes

Really delicious, like all of the Kusmi teas that I have tried. These folks know how to flavor tea.

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