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Black Fruit Blend
Bergamot, Ceylon Black Tea, Chinese Black Tea, Flowers, Lemon, Lime
Bergamot, Orange, Citrus, Honey, Lime, Orange Blossom, Earl Grey, Bitter, Floral, Tea, Lemon
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 6 g 12 oz / 348 ml

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  • “I had thist tea with lunch and I greatly enjoyed it. The base was fragrant, full-bodied and a little malty.. The addition of a variety of citrus really worked well with the base. I definitely need...” Read full tasting note
  • “I’m beginning to think Kusmi can do no wrong with black teas. This is the 4th I have tried, and it’s very good. Latte’d it up today, because it’s just one of those days where you’re lucky I got out...” Read full tasting note

From Kusmi Tea

Blend of black teas from China and Ceylon flavored with natural essences of bergamot, lemon, lime and orange blossom. Russian blend.

Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened

Origin: China and Ceylon
Main flavor: citrus with a fruity note
Quantity needed: 0,1 oz.

Time of day: all day
Ideal water temperature: 185°F – 195°F
Recommended brewing time: 3-4 min

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335 tasting notes

Pretty sure this is the last of the untried samples from Nicole – thank you!

For once, I made sure I didn’t underleaf the tea. However, this is still really mild for some reason. I might have understeeped? I’m kind of getting the bergamot flavor but not really (it’s more prominent in the aroma.) It’s more some vague mix of floral/citrus tones. I can’t help thinking it reminds me a bit of soap.

Underwhelmed. I can see how people would find this enjoyable, but its personality isn’t quite pronounced enough for me.

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1627 tasting notes

I cannot believe I am already almost finished with the 1oz tin of this tea! Thank goodness I have another. This is definitely my favorite Kusmi Tea so far. My husband left for Tanzania today for a week and it wasn’t for a good reason either so we were both sad. We needed something to lift our spirits this morning. That called for something citrusy. This was perfect!

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367 tasting notes

Doulton’s Shakespeare: A Tasting Note in 5 Acts
Act IV scene 5

Or, if there were a sympathy in choice,
War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,
Making it momentany as a sound,
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth;
And ere a man hath power to say “Behold!”
The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
So quick bright things come to confusion.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I scene 1

I am so pleased to have finally tried my first Kusmi tea! This was a tea sachet — which Kusmi’s sachets are pretty cool in and of themselves. The empty tea packet had a really pleasant floral/bergamotty smell.

Oh, but the cup. The cup is a bit of a letdown. It was a weak somewhat papery earl grey with a lime tang. It’s not a very memorable tea. It was neither offensive nor memorable (wait, didn’t I just say that?). Trying to come up with a Shakespearean equivalent was what kept me from posting a note all day, but I think that I’ve finally come up with it.

This is the stage set for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a beautiful, flowery facade: an illusion of a fairy-forest made from muslin, wood, and paint amongst other things. It’s a nice tea, but I tend to enjoy more depth. M

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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6770 tasting notes

LOVE the name of this. This tin is awesome too. You can smell each one of those ingredients in there when you open the tin! It ‘brews’ quickly. It’s medium brown in color. Wet leaves you can primarily smell lemon, lime, bergamot over the tea.

It’s bold but not as chalky as some Earl Grey types can be. I like the lemon and lime adds. “E” for effort…it’s not too shabby! :)


Is it smokey? I have a Russian Earl that I haven’t tried yet because I never know if I’m in the mood for the smokey!

I’ve been finding people are either crazy about Earls or hate them!


I also wanted to say that Kusmi and Andrews & Dunham have some of the most amazing tins!!!


I didn’t get much smoky – more of those citrus type scents than smoky or black tea scents


I’ll have to put this in my shopping cart!


It is a strong, intense scent regardless…lol…

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8 tasting notes

WOW! Best. Lemony. Tea. Ever.

I was actually just embarrassed by sniffing this tea and, very loudly, saying “OOOH! SO LEMMONY!” in the middle of the office. My boss got a kick. But it was worth it!

I’d imagine it’d be fantastic iced- it’s not too tart, just this wonderfully citrusy drink with its own sweetness. Drank it with a spoonful of sugar, as usual.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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775 tasting notes

another tea that i’ve drank many times and never review.
i like all of the russian blends from kusmi. i plan to try their other teas as well.

i guess nothing especially descriptive comes to mind about this tea. but please don’t think that means it’s isn’t very good. buy it! drink it!

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141 tasting notes

Anastasia… my first love in the world of kusmi. And to this day, I still have it as a part of my coplection. today felt like te perfect day to just relax, read and have a kusmi day. I started off with St. Petersburg, andnow Anastasia… and perhaps I’ll finish off with Prince Vladamir later. I honestly love Kusmi tea in general because this company has so many unique and tasteful blends to offer. Anastasia is a earl grey orange blossom blend that gives the tea drinker a tender embrace of warmth, comfort and ease. Drinking this tea is relaxing even though its a black tea.

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714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: citrus, perfume
Steeped Tea Smell: bake-y
Flavor: lime, bakey
Body: Full
Aftertaste: citrus, bakey
Liquor: Translucent dark red-brown

Not digging the lemon lime earl grey mash up.

Rating: 2/4 leaves


Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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2815 tasting notes

Kusmi Tea Sampler 3/5

This is a fairly subtle blend which I am coming to appreciate after being knocked over by Prince Vladimir earlier this week. The bergamot is in the forefront here, the citrus and orange blossom is hanging out in the finish in a nice, polite manner. I was worried the orange blossom would be too flowery here but no, it’s very unassuming. I don’t even like bergamot that much so I don’t know why I am drinking all this bergamot flavored tea… :)

I like this pretty well, it seems like an afternoon type of tea for moi so I may end up bringing it to work.

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93 tasting notes

Have you ever had a “wall” that you just can’t get past?
I heard about writerblocks etc. but I never heard about a tea"wall". You know, like suddenly losing the strength to drink tea. Yup I had the tea “wall” or “block”. For like a month … or two. Maybe three, I lost count.

But today I took some tea with me to school. Among them ANASTASIA. I took my first sip of tea today and the only sentence that went through my head was:“Welcome back color”.
(It’s a name on a album by Tina Dickow). I don’t like the song or the lyrics, but the title is fitting for that little moment of tea for the first time in months.

I don’t remember writing a note for this tea so let me tell you about it:
It’s a black tea, smell’s of bergamot and other spices… But it taste exactly like Earl Grey. Just a bit sweeter and bitter. If you had to pick one of the two – then pick this one just for the can. It’s prettier.


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