Russian Morning No. 24

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Black Tea
Ceylon Black Tea, Chinese Black Tea, Indian Black Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 6 g 83 oz / 2455 ml

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  • “I was inspired to try this one again. In my previous attempts I’ve had some difficulty in getting the steeping parameters right. It doesn’t seem to be a very forgiving blend, and I have a strong...” Read full tasting note
  • “Tea of the morning; back to SF after spending 3 days in Portland. I tried to go to as many tea shops as I could but I certainly missed a few. The trip was very enjoyable aside from the rain. This...” Read full tasting note
  • “I had a small pot of this at lunch with my croque monsieur at a little French Cafe neaar work. This is a lovely breakfast blend. It starts out golden sweet like an assam and the flavor builds with...” Read full tasting note
  • “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...” Read full tasting note

From Kusmi Tea

Russian Morning n°24 is a skillful combination of three unflavoured orthodox teas: a delicately-flavoured Chinese black tea, a Ceylon black tea with delicate, lightly-twisted leaves and a round mouthfeel and chocolatey flavour and
a black tea from India, full-bodied and strong.
The blend of these three unflavoured orthodox teas makes for a well-balanced tea that is full-bodied enough to be ideal for drinking in the morning.

We suggest to enjoy this tea in the morning.

Infusion Time: 3 to 4 minutes
Best water temperature: 90°C

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40 Tasting Notes

62 tasting notes

I like it! It has something almost a touch floral and something very vaguely fruity, and a good tea flavour. It tastes good without sweetener, it tastes good with sweetener, it tastes good with soy milk and sweetener. I’m not that much of a fan of unflavoured black teas, and I’ve found the flavour can sometimes be a letdown. It wasn’t so with this tea. It’s not a very complex flavour or anything, but it satisfies.

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16 tasting notes

As of writing this I have two teas that are tied for the honor of “my favorite breakfast tea”. One is the Irish Breakfast from Adagio, the second is this one. The leaves have a rich earthy aroma with just a hint of smoke that can be a real eye-opener early in the morning. After steeping the brew has a nice dark color with a rich malty taste that really helps to fire up the senses and kick-start your day. If you like a rich full-bodied tea with complexity to use as a coffee replacement in the morning, you should give this one a try!

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Drinking strong black teas like this in the morning is just the best way to start a day!
I always add a splash of milk to strong black tea, but no sugar. I generally don’t add sugar to tea.

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15 tasting notes

There is the slightest hint of smokiness in this tea, which is about all I can handle. The dominant flavor that stood out to me was honey – though I had added nothing to it. Such a tea stands out fine on its own or with a little milk.

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2 tasting notes

it was okay, not very strong; i might not have steeped it correctly although i did it as long as other tasters recommended (3.5 min, boiling)

would have been better with a little bit of cream

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36 tasting notes

This is a solid morning tea. The flavor is great by itself, strong with just a hint of sweetness that I can’t quite explain. Just really nice to sip on plain. Sometimes when I want to kick up some of my flavored green teas I’ll add a teaspoon of this. Don’t sure it I’m supposed to do that, but it still tastes great, so….

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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16 tasting notes

Great, plain black tea without big finesses.

It’s a blend of teas from China, India and Ceylon, and most leaves in it are about an inch long, very fascinating.
Dry leaves: Classic black tea smell (all tea enthusiasts know what I’m talking about), smoke, wet forest ground (!) and a hint of yellow fruits (mango and peach).
The fruity notes that were noticeable in the dry leaves are totally gone in the smell of the brewed tea, but the smoke, the wet forest ground and the classic black tea smell is there still. It would have been rather fucked up, if the black tea smell had disappeared…

It doesn’t taste bitter and/or anstringent, and it has a very characteristic taste. I could taste which tea, that were Russian Morning #24, if you placed 100 plain, black teas in front of me, I bet.
Plain, strong black teas do often reveal a malty taste when brewed, which also is present in this tea. It’s one of Kusmi’s strongest teas with a body between medium and full, but Grand Yunnan #21 is way stronger, in fact it’s the strongest tea I have ever tasted.
I suggest experienced tea lovers to check Russian Morning #24 out. If you don’t like that classic black tea taste, you definitely wouldn’t appreciate this tea, ’nuff said.

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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.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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882 tasting notes

Long time no talk fellow tea drinkers! I finally got a new computer so it’s easier to type notes instead of trying on a tablet. Well my mom went to Paris this past week and brought back some teas for me. One of them was Russian Morning No. 24. I decided to have it with breakfast and it was a great choice!
The tea has a nice bold flavor to it. It also has a nice sweet honey note to it. It has a fruit flavor to it that almost reminds me of warm peaches or warm apples. It has a bit of spice to it but overall has a great flavor.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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2 tasting notes

The first day I tried it I thought it was too mild. This was the first time I tried a more refined tea brand. I was usually having Twinings’ English Breakfest. After having it for two weeks every morning (no milk) I can truly say I love it. It has a nice deep taste that stays with you for some time after you finished with it. My mistake was that I was using less tea than I think I should.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 6 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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105 tasting notes

Full-bodied and bold. Unfortunately too strong for me. (I like the name of the tea though! It sounds like a fancy perfume).

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