The eldest son of a peasant family, Pavel Michailovitch Kousmichoff left home at the age of 14 to look for an employment in St Petersburg. There he found work as a delivery boy for a tea merchant. The shop manager soon realized that the boy had enormous potential and taught him the art of blending tea.
For 140 years Kusmi Tea has been offering the world the finest in high quality tea blends. Since its inception in 1867 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and subsequent move to Paris in 1917, the Kusmi Tea house continues to offer connoisseurs and gourmets exclusive blends and high quality traditional teas.