*Real* Russian Tea
Found at good ole Wikipedia. Plus, we had close Russian friends years ago who made us tea & poppyseed cake. Good stuff!
How to Make *Real* Russian Tea
- A notable feature of Russian tea culture is the two-step brewing process. Firstly, tea concentrate (Russian: заварка) is prepared: a quantity of dry tea sufficient for several persons is brewed in a small teapot.
- Then, each person pours some quantity of this concentrate into the cup and mixes it with hot water; thus, one can make one's tea as strong as one wants, according to one's taste.
- Sugar, lemon, honey or jam can then be added freely.