The story begins in 1867 when Pavel Kousmichoff founded the tea house in St.Petersburg. Success was immediate and Kusmi tea quickly became the favorite of the tsars. In 1917, fleeing the Russian revolution, the Kousmichoff family set up their workshops on avenue Niel, in Paris. The company was bought taken over in 2003 by Sylvain and Claude Orebi. In Kusmi Tea the two brothers recognized a gem and they decide to take over the reins.
Kusmi Tea is home to an ongoing revolution. Every fruit is welcome, and everyone as well. With their freethinking identity and style, they are paving their own, exceptional way by shrugging off convention and etiquette. Kusmi’s mission is to introduce as many people as possible to the best tea has to offer. Accessible, delicious, optimistic teas with no fuss or pretention. As Kusmi Tea is made to be shared, it unites novices and connoisseurs around the universal emotion of pleasure. This is more than tea; their creations are revolutionizing the art of blends.