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Black Tea
Bergamot, Chinese Black Tea, Cinnamon, Cloves, Lime, Orange
Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citrus Fruits, Cloves, Dark Wood, Earth, Lemon Zest, Smoke, Leather, Maple Syrup, Smoked, Citrus, Spices, Sweet
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 g 15 oz / 432 ml

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Russian Tea Blend

Black tea and a smoky taste blend harmoniously in Traktir. Citrus fruits give it tangy notes and spicy notes give it a warm flavor – a perfect blend.

Ingredients: Russian blend of smoked black China teas with scents of bergamot, lime, orange, cinnamon and cloves.

Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened.

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Nice idea – lightly smoked and a light citrus tang – unlike other Kusmi teas which smell very nice and don’t always follow through with the taste this tastes exactly like it smells so if you like a gentle lapsangy hint of smoke and a gentle citrus hint this will deliver… I think it is very refreshing and makes for a nice drink when I get in from work and don’t have the time [or right mental attitude] for a more ‘serious’ tea

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

I haven’t tried this one yet. I think I’ll have to keep an eye out for it the next time I stock up on Kusmis…


What about the spices? Does it taste spicy?

Leopold Green

Hi – no not really spicy – imagine lapsang crossed with a mild earl grey (but in a good way)

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1 tasting notes

Excellent Russian tea with natural, smokey undertones, reminiscent of wood-burning samovar preparation, full of flavor and body.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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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

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

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7 tasting notes

Exceptional Russian Caravan tea with natural, smokey undertones, reminiscent of wood-burning and… bacon. Deep red, clean liquor. The room smells fantastic.

Flavors: Leather, Maple Syrup, Smoked

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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91 tasting notes

I love Russian tea! Along with their venerable Anastasia blend, Traktir is my favorite of the eight Kusmi blends that I have had the pleasure of drinking. It’s subtly smoky and sweet with mild notes of citrus and spice, evocative of caravan campfires and camels laden with luxuries from the East. It’s a tea that makes me long to own an antique samovar.
The day after I received this tea along with three free samples, I received another package in the mail from Kusmi with more free samples! Merci and cпасибо, Kusmi!

Flavors: Citrus, Smoke, Spices, Sweet

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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493 tasting notes

Tea of the morning. 1tsp 8oz 200F 3min, resteep 6 min. ( good resteep)
i couldnt get up today. i blame it on weather. we have very sudden temp fluctuations. yesterday was in upper 60’s today is in lower 40’s
Anyway, opened a tin. this tea seemed appropriate to get moving
And i really like it. it is smoky, but not harsh smoky. it blend beautifully with citrus and spicies. it is not chai kind tea. this tea is delicate and refined, but not short on flavor.
As i was drinking i thought it would be really nice to add tiny bit of maple syrup. i ran out of it. But found Nonna’s mini biscotti ;) perfect combo.
i even got my fancy Russian tea ware. Seemed appropriate for this kind of tea.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML


Terri HarpLady

Lovely pics!


Thank you Terri ;-) Miss ya


Is this a new one? I don’t remember seeing it before


No, it’s not new. Just not popular.


plans are in motion for march….now to save…and find a hotel…and flights…. that is all. lurk lurk lurk


Sil, that would be so much fun ! Guaranteed !


I honestly thought you meant Russian Tea Glasses, but that set is just beautiful!


thank you @*Flyawaybirdie*. its famous Lomonosov Porcelain plant. its very thin see thru


Boychik, beautiful pictures — I like how the warm tones of the table reflect in the light parts of the porcelain.

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1711 tasting notes

Coming close to a sipdown on this one. I’ve had it for years, so it’s about time. I’ve been alternating between this and a Russian Caravan when I want something with a smokey breakfast tea profile. I have really enjoyed it, but this cup in particular isn’t as full on the flavor. It may have been my temperamental kettle not fully getting up to temp. Another thing not working in it’s favor for a reorder is my having fallen for AQ2T’s Russian Bonfire which has an additional layer of yum with a slight fruit flavor mixed in. But I digress… Trakir, it has been a lovely journey that is coming to a close, but we must soon part ways for now.

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