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drank Four Red Fruits by Kusmi Tea
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drank Anastasia by Kusmi Tea
312 tasting notes

When I drink this tea, I want baklava. One of the baklava recipes I made strictly used orange blossom. This tea would of been perfection with it. This tea was meant to enjoy with a sweet. It’s good on its own, a nice balance of flavoring, good black tea base. Seriously, make and purchase baklava, and brew a pot of this tea, and enjoy.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Evol Ving Ness

Ah, baklava. Fine, fine memories of stellar baklava. Pistachio, specifically.

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drank Strawberry Green Tea by Kusmi Tea
312 tasting notes

I have a thing for strawberry teas. I am sure I have a bunch of past reviews on teas with this flavoring.

This tea seemed promising for me, green tea + summery berry sweetness. I got this to strictly make iced tea with. The green tea base was just ok. It’s Chinese green, and it’s very mellow. The green tea base with the strawberry flavoring was strange to me. Maybe since I am more used to berries with black tea, that’s why? I will have no problem drinking this down, but I don’t think I would buy again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Tsarevna by Kusmi Tea
227 tasting notes
If a Russian Earl Grey and a Chai tea had a baby, this is what they would birth. A smooth tea with spicy notes, an aroma that fills the room like a spiced candle, emitting a rich complex scent. Notes of cinnamon and cardamom are clear, with a back note of orange. This particular product is a regular winter tea for Kusmi. In 2016, to celebrate 150th year of kusmi, it donned a beautiful black and gold caddy, inspired by the tiaras worn by Tsar princesses. In 2017, the caddy is full golden. It’s beautiful, but disappointingly the price has increased from £24.80 in 2016, an the content has decreased from 250g. Bad move Kusmi.

www.TastetheTea.co.uk

Flavors: Citrus, Spices

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drank Be Cool by Kusmi Tea
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I received this box of Kusmi Russian Morning teabags from my parents. The first two times I tried it, I didn’t like it — it was too smoky and not smooth enough for me. The smell of the tea before brewing is also pretty offputting because of how dark and bitter it seems. I’m surprised I gave it a third try, but I’m glad I did — this time it turned out much smoother and I can see why others like it. I don’t think I’ll buy more of this tea because there are others I prefer, but I would have this if I were in a restaurant or at a friend’s house.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Samovar by Kusmi Tea
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drank Traktir by Kusmi Tea
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I just received this tea today and i have been craving it for quite some time. I must say it’s quite nice to see those silver needles scattered among the black tea leaves. As you open the tin, the smoky aroma hits you and if you pay a little attention you’ll immediately feel a citrus-spice vibe going on. Like some lemons with cinnamon and a bit of cloves. I love that this aroma keeps up as the leaves are steeped unlike most blends that have nothing to do with the aromas before steeping. It’s not too smoky nor is it too tangy. Just a perfect combination with earthy and woody undertones and a subtle spicy kick to it as you drink it. If you can still find it, as i did…i truly recommend getting it because it’s an awesome blend.

Flavors: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citrus Fruits, Cloves, Dark Wood, Earth, Lemon Zest, Smoke

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 g 30 OZ / 900 ML

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drank Caramel by Kusmi Tea
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The smell is much stronger than the taste. I enjoyed this tea, but it didn’t really have a wow factor for me in terms of flavour.

Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Imperial Label by Kusmi Tea
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Preparation
1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Sweet Love by Kusmi Tea
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My first thoughts when sipping this was that this was a winter tea. Despite this, I think Sweet Love is perfect for Valentines day. After all, the first day of spring isn’t until late March, it’s still a little cold and grey and the evenings are still closing in at around 5.30PM. It’s all pretty miserable and glum and actually, I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite ready to unwrap myself from my hot water bottle and duvet fueled evening hibernation. It’s still too cold and dark to venture too far from these comforts and so, I can think of few other companions to keep me warm this Valentines if my Boyf doesn’t pull through with something!

For me: www.Tastethetea.co.uk

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drank Prince Vladimir by Kusmi Tea
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So I took a trip to France, forgetting that Kusmi, which I’ve always wanted to try was from Paris. Then I saw the giant Champs-Elysee store and knew I had to go. I picked up a caramel tea, as well as three of the tins, including this one. I told myself I needed them because I was about to be on a boat for a week and a half without tea if I didn’t get them.

Well now I’m back and many of these are proving to be great breakfast teas. I had this one this morning with some almond milk. Very smooth and tasty, with lots of bergamoty goodness. So glad I got to go to the store and ask about teas in my broken French!

Fjellrev

That is so great that you were all to go to France! And practice your French. :)

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Warm: Heel lekker. Zacht van smaak, zurige nasmaak.

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drank BB Detox by Kusmi Tea
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Warm: Niet slecht, maar proeft nogal chemisch, er zit een kauwgomsmaakje aan.

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drank Troika by Kusmi Tea
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an orangey earl grey. this one reminds me of the russian earl grey from steeped tea that ive had before that is also very good, but this one edges it out. all these tea samples seem to have a fair bit of astringency. pretty sure im committing myself to a long evening of tea drinking tonight.

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my favourite tea of the kusmi russian blends sampler so far although ive got troika to go. red currant, cherry, a bit of caramel. funny i was just thinking about the twinings four red fruit tea bags i had years ago, and it has the same currant and cherry flavours in it i remember from that one.

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drank Anastasia by Kusmi Tea
36 tasting notes

earl greyish, lemony. honestly i brewed this one a bit too strong, and ill have to give a rating and edit after my next brew.

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got this in the kusmi russian blends sampler. caught the cola flavour i heard i might expect right away, i liked it quite a bit. by the end of the pot the spiciness was getting to be a bit much for me, mainly cloves. very good, but i will make this on a cup by cup basis from now on.

04/28/17 this really does taste like cola when you add sugar to this (like i do).

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drank Bourbon Vanilla by Kusmi Tea
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I think this came by way of OMGsrsly and MissB but that was all the way back in 2015. It’s possibly too heavily flavoured, but I think it smells (and tastes less) close to it’s namesake. Adding milk turns it into a kind of vanilla perfume creamsicle.

Also, it resulted in this mother moment.

Mom: “This is so much better than teabags.”

Me: “But this came in a teabag.”

Mom: “I don’t understand.”

Flavors: Cream, Malt, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Anastasia by Kusmi Tea
3 tasting notes

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drank Sweet Love by Kusmi Tea
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Possibly my favourite tea ! ♥ It’s a bit Christmasey, wthout the citrus flavouring though… Cardamom and liquorice are my favourite. Add peppercorn to a black tea and there you have it: my fave!
Spicy and sweet. To me it’s the most comforting tea ever. Perfect with a splash of milk. You can definitely let it brew for only 4 mins, but what’s great about Kusmi is that their tea never get sour if brewed for too long.

I tend to leave the leaves in for as long as I can for a more intense taste.

Flavors: Cardamon, Licorice, Peppercorn, Spicy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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drank Kashmir Tchai by Kusmi Tea
751 tasting notes

Mild flavour.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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