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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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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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81 Tasting Notes

17 tasting notes

This tea is a staple in my collection and one that I drink on a daily basis, preferably in the morning, as it helps wake me up. Although the tea does have a fragrance of lemon, the taste of lemon is not always that noticeable, often only surfacing in the after-taste. Nonetheless, I think Anastasia is a timeless earl grey, whose hints of lemon enrich it and set it apart from other earl grey teas.

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484 tasting notes

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This is a good tea, but not quite to my tastes. I prefer my earl grey with either a stronger floral flavor, or with vanilla or cream flavors. But I would recommend this to anyone who likes citrus black teas. It has a mild flavor, isn’t bitter, and the flavors come together well and taste very natural. I won’t restock, since it’s not my favorite tea, but I do recommend it for anyone looking for this kind of flavor.

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149 tasting notes

For some reason, bergamot and I don’t always get along when it comes to tea. It’s quite hit or miss with me. I picked up an adorable sample tin of this sometime a year or two ago— it came as part of a sampler set. Though the teas were definitely of good quality, I wasn’t a huge fan of most of the others. However, I rather liked this one.

Smooth and sweet black tea base. The flavouring isn’t too overwhelming— the bergamot is tempered a little by the lemon, lime and subtle orange blossom notes. Quite comforting, like being wrapped up in a warm blanket.


I seem to like bergamot with added flavors, like other citrus. This sounds nice. :)

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20 tasting notes

Tasty! Would drink again. Would also pair with almond-flavor cookies.

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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33 tasting notes

The smell is nice, and there are some nice flavors, citrus specifically. That said, it is basically a fancy pants Earl Grey tea. If you like Earl Grey, you will like this. I will pass.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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78 tasting notes

Backlog 3/67

This tea came in from either Cameron or Mandy and I’m not sure which. Sorry. I got both packages at the same time and I’m so confused about which were which now >_<

I can’t say terrible much about this tea. I jotted down notes while tasting last night because I was otherwise busy and I brewed up like 8 teas in a row. My notes for this one were: Flowers, tea (for aroma) and tea, bitter (for taste).
I didn’t get any floral note in the flavor. But the scent was definitely there.
I am not sure what this tea is meant to taste like, but to me it was just a vaguely bitter flavorless tea that was overall kinda flat. I didn’t get anything more than that out of it.

But as always, I enjoyed trying it. Thanks for sending it, Cameron or Mandy. XD

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Tea

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

Hm, I don’t usually have issues with these teas being bitter. But I do brew it at around 200 degrees so maybe that makes a difference? This one is a bergamot tea and it has lemon and lime flavors with orange blossom.


I didn’t notice any flavors in it is the thing. I don’t know if maybe the bag let too much air to it or what, but it didn’t have much of a taste. The bitter was mild, but there just weren’t any other flavors I could notice. Maybe the bergamot tricked me into thinking bitter. I didn’t realize bergamot was in it to begin with. :)

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77 tasting notes

I have a small tin of this tea I hadn´t looked at for a long time, but today I decided to give it another try. Still very fragrant nose, still a fading away fragrance when steeping, but I liked it better than when I logged it last time. Maybe I even noticed the orange blossom today (very subtle) as well. I was skyping when having the tea and so, it cooled down quite a bit, but the drink didn´t turn bitter and kept its aroma, which I consider a positive thing.

Flavors: Bergamot, Orange Blossom

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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642 tasting notes

T&C TTB Tea #15 Backlog May 27

I guess I’m not really a fan of Kusmi’s teas. I had a bunch I wanted to try and was able to do so with this TTB, however was ultimately disappointed.

This one, not any different.

I found it astringent. It made my teeth hurt, maybe I have some kind of dental issues!

It was similar to St Petersberg but not nearly as good. The bergamot seemed weak to me.
It was similar to Troika, I couldn’t even tell you the difference.

Not my thing. I do not enjoy lemon/lime flavours in black teas. No sir I do not.

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4 tasting notes

I was gifted a Russian Black Kusmi tea set last Christmas and fell in love with the entire brand. This wasn’t one of my favourites initially , but I recently tried it with foamed milk, sugar, and vanilla bean paste and it was so delicious (any of that range tastes amazing this way – VB paste adds a great flavour without the bitterness of essence.) I recently bought the larger tin and have used it in shortbread, lattes, and straight.

Flavors: Bergamot, Lemon

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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This is third for me to try out of my Russian blends (thanks again to Boychik for setting me straight on how to brew these :)). Like the previous two, upon opening the tin, the smell of bergamot is overpowering. I think I can catch a little whiff of lime though, which makes me excited to try this. I did the usual brew of 3 minutes at about 200 degrees.

The aroma of the brewed tea is mostly bergamot, but I am able to pick up on some sweet orange and a little note of lemon. I’m not sure whether the lime is there because I find it difficult to separate all these different citrus scents from one another. I had fully intended to try this one without any sugar (I feel I should wean myself off of sweetening my teas in general because I feel like, in some cases, it interferes with my tasting of all the flavors). However, I don’t think I can drink a bergamot tea straight – I found it unpleasantly bitter or something. So I added just under a teaspoon of sugar (foiled again!).

When I first tasted this as it was still very hot, I could mostly just taste black tea with bergamot. I’m beginning to see this as a pattern with these Russian blends from Kusmi. I let it cool, taking a few sips every so often to see how the flavor was changing, and it’s interesting to note how the effect of sugar becomes more and more apparent as a tea grows colder (at least, in my opinion). I found that I enjoy this tea much more when it is just warm as opposed to hot, and I can now pick out the flavors of lemon and orange, and possibly a slight floral note (I take it this is the orange blossom). The lime seems to manifest itself as a kind of aftertaste on the back of my tongue. Overall, I really like the combination of citrus flavor in this tea.

(thanks again Boychik for all of your helpful advice)

Flavors: Bergamot, Floral, Lemon, Lime, Orange

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

Yay to shared knowledge, boychik is awesome :-)

And don’t worry about the fact that you “foiled again”. I personally very rarely add anything to me tea, but it is recommended to add a bit of sugar sometimes to bring out the flavour in flavoured tea. The beauty is, you’ are your own tea master, you get to choose what you like best. After trying with and without sugar, if you like it best with sugar and it helps you appreciate more whatever tea you are drinking, then what’s wrong with that? :-)


yes the bitterness is one reason I don’t really care for bergamot.

Cameron B.

@*TheTeaFairy*: Yeah, I tend to prefer tea with a little bit of sugar, but I think I will definitely try to taste everything without sugar for at least a few sips just to see the difference. Bergamot may be an exception, I find it a little offensive without sugar.

@*TeaBrat*: For me, it depends on the level of bergamot, but sweetener definitely helps to cut that bitterness. I can’t imagine drinking an Earl Grey without it…


Anastasia + Napoleon is best combo. this is how napoleon looks like. never made it, I’m baking challenged

Cameron B.

I love to bake so I might need to try that recipe. :P


just for the record, i didnt do anything special,just suggested parameters that work for me.

Cameron B.

Well it was very helpful, whether you think it was special of you or not! Don’t worry, I’ll stop mentioning you in posts if it’ll make you feel better. :)


you can mention my name all you want. its just the place i came from i have to be humble. we grew up not being praised no matter what


Awww, that’s sad… Well here, it’s the opposite…you’ll be praised, no matter what :-)

Cameron B.

While that sounds like a hard upbringing, humbleness is a quality that I prize in people. :) That being said, it’s okay to accept praise every once in a while!

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