Before black tea was first imported from China, until the end of the 17th century, people in the time of the czars had been drinking "Sbiten", a brewed mixture of hot water, honey, and herbs. Today tea is the most popular non-alcoholic drink in Russia. Our black tea blend, not to be confused with the Gruziya tea of former times, is based on an old Russian recipe and is perfectly suitable for being served from a samovar. A highly aromatic and at the same time soft tea with a very slight smoky note.
3-5 minutes brewing time 100° C water temperature 4-5 heaped tsp./1 litre