I saw this neat discussion on Russian Tea and I thought I’d give it a go with some strawberry jam in my Kusmi Russian Morning No. 24. Here’s the link to the discussion.

http://steepster.com/discuss/5191-russian-guys-love-tea-too?post_id=90636#forum_post_90636

I do so love the few Kusmi black teas I’ve had the opportunity to try. This black tea is nice and strong, perfect for a bold wake-up tea. Upon seeing this discussion I thought of the strawberry jam sitting in my fridge, just waiting to be used up.

I brewed up my tea normally, then added a dollop of jam and swirled it around. It’s actual quite nice! I didn’t know what to expect. The boldness of the black is ever so slightly diminished but not in a bad way, and the jam flavour lends a sweetness that’s different than adding sugar. I’m not one for overly sweet and the jam seems to be great here and not too sweet at all.

This is a fascinating way to have tea! I’ll have to keep it in mind for when I enjoy this tea next.

jessiwrites

I’ve never heard of adding jam before! That sounds like a great way to drink a breakfast tea.

Totally buying some Saskatoon Berry jam to try that out.

Courtney

Ah Saskatoon Berry jam!

jessiwrites

Well, it’s the best one.

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jessiwrites

I’ve never heard of adding jam before! That sounds like a great way to drink a breakfast tea.

Totally buying some Saskatoon Berry jam to try that out.

Courtney

Ah Saskatoon Berry jam!

jessiwrites

Well, it’s the best one.

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I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs, rooibos (specifically red, I’m more open to green), honeybush, and matés are not my favourite. I tend to avoid them altogether unless others find them so amazing it would be a travesty to not at least try.

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