drank St. Petersburg by Kusmi Tea
2201 tasting notes

It is way to hot here, although thankfully it is relatively cool in my house, which is tucked back in the woods. Still, no AC here, and this weather is really going to put a damper on me drinking anything gongfu on the weekends. This morning was so busy, but I finally got a chance to sit down and drink a nice cup of this tea, iced.

I cold brewed it for 24 hours and it is quite delicious. The bergamot comes out a bit more, but is nicely balanced by the red fruits and a bit of creaminess from the caramel. Fortunately I quite enjoy this cold brewed, so I will have no problem drinking up the samples of the Kusmi teas I have, since something about their teas is not agreeing with me when hot.


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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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