This tea was first created in 1867 in St Petersburg, Russia by Pavel Michailovitch Kousmichoff, one of the greatest ancient tea purveyors. His company, Kusmi Tea, provided teas to the Czars until the Russian Revolution. Re-established in Paris in 1920, Kusmi is the only remaining genuine Russian tea company, and carries on as in former times, providing great teas to people with discerning tastes. Long famous for its delicate blends, they are the only firm offering authentic original Russian blends from the nineteenth century. All the scents for the teas come from Grasse - the famous French flower center.
Varieties sold separately.
- Prince Vladimir: A blend of Ceylon and China teas with scents of orange, lemon, vanilla, grapefruit, and spices.
- Samovar: A very subtle blend of China and India teas that is light and smoky.
- Zoubrovka: A blend of China and India teas flavored with buffalo grass.
- Gunpowder Green: Classic green China tea.