The Russian blends are part of our iconic Kusmi Tea collection, a brand which originated in St. Petersburg in 1867 under the name of the Kousmichoff Tea House. The secret behind the “Russian taste” is a combination of black teas and delicious notes of lemon, lime, sweet orange, bitter orange, grapefruit and bergamot. You can discover these teas with our 5 mini-tin trial size assortment of 25g each. Due to their popularity, several of these recipes are available in a green tea blend (Bouquet of Flowers, Troika and St. Petersburg).
- Prince Vladimir: created in 1888 in honor of Vladimir the Great, ruler of Holy Russia, our Prince Vladimir tea is a blend of Earl Grey, citrus, vanilla and spices. It is one of our iconic blends.
- Anastasia: inspired by the story of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas II (Romanov Dynasty), this exclusive Earl Grey blend exemplifies the famous Russian taste with its combination of black tea, bergamot, lemon and orange-blossom. The recipe for the iconic Anastasia blend has been kept secret since its creation by Pavel Kousmichoff.
- St-Petersburg: created to commemorate the three-hundred-year anniversary of the city of St. Petersburg, where Kusmi Tea originated in 1867, St. Petersburg is a delicious blend of Earl Grey, caramel and red berries, with a delicate hint of vanilla. Also available in a green tea blend.
- Troïka: a Russian classic, Troïka was the name given in Pre-Revolutionary Russia to a carriage pulled by a team of three horses. The tea get's its name Troïka because it consists of a subtle blend of three royal citrus fruits: bergamot, orange and mandarin with a base of black teas from China, India and Ceylon. Also available in a green tea blend.
- Bouquet of Flowers no. 108: created in 1880 by Pavel Kousmichoff to honor the birth of his first daughter, Elisabeth, Bouquet of Flowers no. 108 is Kusmi Tea's oldest recipe. A combination of Earl Grey, citrus fruit and flowers create a very delicate blend.