Russian Evening No. 50

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “Sipping this again, I've been getting this tinge of bitterness that's sort of synthetic and reminds me of decaffenation. I know it isn't, and the sharpness also makes me think of Darjeeling. Also,...” Read full tasting note
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    supermoon10 372 tasting notes
  • “I wanted to try this again to see whether I thought it was worth tossing into the take to work pile. It's billed as a lower caffeine tea so I thought it would be good for work in the afternoon. I...” Read full tasting note
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    __Morgana__ 952 tasting notes
  • “My humans can't stop yakking about this one. "Ooo...it's just like being in a Russian tea room." "Gee, I wish we had a samovar to serve it from." Sheesh! Ok, so they liked it....” Read full tasting note
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    LittleYelloTPot 190 tasting notes
  • “I got a sample on this Russian Evening because I was looking for a good decaffeinated "plain tea" (just tea, with no fancy flavoring) to drink at night before I go to bed. I'm a big fan of the...” Read full tasting note
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    ZeusABJ 16 tasting notes

From Kusmi Tea

A blend of Chinese and Darjeeling black teas. This low-caffeine tea is perfect for drinking in the evening.

We suggest to enjoy this tea in the evening.
Main flavour : Unflavoured

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10 Tasting Notes

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Sipping this again, I’ve been getting this tinge of bitterness that’s sort of synthetic and reminds me of decaffenation. I know it isn’t, and the sharpness also makes me think of Darjeeling. Also, there is definitely Keemun in this; I’m getting that very slight breath of nut and smoke I personally associate with it.

Anyways, flipping through Kusmi’s teas as I drink this, I’ve concluded that Kusmi’s unflavoured blends have many more strongly disappointed reading notes compared to their flavoured’s. From my (meagre) experience, they definitely seem to put a little more effort into their flavoured blends.

This isn’t BAD, though. It’s a little sharp, but also goes well with orange. I’m beginning to run low on it, and I doubt I’ll get it again—I’d rather try some of Kusmi’s OTHER teas—although I hate that their tins are so permanently decorated. If I want to reuse it, in my obsession I’ll have to tape over all the pre-existing labels.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I wanted to try this again to see whether I thought it was worth tossing into the take to work pile. It’s billed as a lower caffeine tea so I thought it would be good for work in the afternoon. I had it on the heels of my oft-noted English Breakfast.

After I tasted it again, I decided to bring it to work. It’s not a favorite. It’s kind of bland and doesn’t have a lot of flavor except the peppery flavor I noted before.

I’m bumping the rating down a bit because I’ve had so many better black teas lately, including from Kusmi.

Cavocorax

I saw the title and immediately thought, how were the other 40 Russian evenings? :P Cold? Probably cold.

__Morgana__

Hah! I know, and the other 209 Lapsang Souchongs and the other 107 Bouquets de Fleurs.

__Morgana__

or des Fleurs… as the case may be.

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My humans can’t stop yakking about this one. “Ooo…it’s just like being in a Russian tea room.” “Gee, I wish we had a samovar to serve it from.” Sheesh! Ok, so they liked it. http://lyt-tea-reviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-kusmi-teas-russian-evening-no-50.html

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Lainie Petersen

That’s a good one! Kusmi rocks my world.

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I got a sample on this Russian Evening because I was looking for a good decaffeinated “plain tea” (just tea, with no fancy flavoring) to drink at night before I go to bed. I’m a big fan of the Russian Morning by Kusmi, so I was hoping for a similar experience from this. I’m sorry to say I was very disappointed by this blend. I hate to be harsh, but to my palate this came across as a mix of Darjeeling and Ceylon that had been over-steeped, re-dried and re-packaged. Again, I hate to be harsh (because I am such a big fan of Kusmi) but this tea just did not work for me at all.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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