drank Green Zoubrovka by Kusmi Tea
30 tasting notes

I picked this tea out because it was something I’d never heard of before, and smelled heavenly in the shop. The scent of the dry tea doesn’t translate as well into the taste once brewed.

I believe aug3zimm described this tea perfectly. My tasting experience matches quite closely with what he described. His review is very well written, but if you’ll forgive me for paraphrasing:
It tastes like green tea mixed with something bitter and hard to describe. If you slurp, it tastes like driving through a grass fire on the side of a deserted highway. As it cools off it tastes like stale oregano.

I also found heterodoxia did an excellent job of describing why I don’t love Kusmi teas as much. For green teas especially, I prefer 100% pure tea, without any “flavorings” added.

This one is a little too weird for me. The buffalo grass is too grassy and bitter, somewhat overwhelming.

Flavors: Bitter, Buffalo Grass, Dry Grass, Hay, Herbs, Musty

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I’ve been a lover of tea for as long as I can remember. A hot cup of Bigelow Constant Comment will bring back a flood of memories of working at a summer camp outside Yosemite when I was 18. When I’m sick with a cold there’s nothing that helps more than Celestial Seasoning’s Lemon Zinger with a heaping spoonful of honey.

Now that I’m older I’ve learned to appreciate delicate and complex oolong and green teas. Right now I’m discovering I really like teas from Thailand. (Going beyond Thai Iced Tea, which I’ve always loved).


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