Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tea Review: St. Petersburg (Kusmi Tea)

St. Petersburg
Kusmi Tea
Type: Flavored Black
Origin: China
Product Description: Created for the 300-year celebration of the city of St Petersburg, where Kusmi Tea’s history began in 1867, St Petersburg is a delicious mixture of Earl Grey, caramel, and red fruits with a hint of vanilla.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaf blend includes bergamot, red fruits, and vanilla with notes of caramelized sugar, cherries, and a hint of smoke.

The bright red infusion has a sweet and tart aroma of baked cherries, brown sugar, and bergamot.  The taste is smoky and tangy with notes of fruit and caramel, mild astringency, and a long finish.

For the best results, this tea can be steeped up to two times.

This tea was purchased by me.


  1. I'm generally not an earl grey person but when I worked at Kusmi this was one that I enjoyed.

    1. I like Earl Grey with Afternoon Tea, though not as much on its own. This has been on my mind since I first smelled a sample over a year ago. Kusmi is surprisingly rare in the Seattle area and this blend was out of stock at the time, so I bought it as soon as I saw it again. Can you recommend any other blends I might look for?