*Real* Russian Tea

Beth Renzetti


No, Russian Tea is NOT made with Tang!! It is black tea. In Russia, they have a bit of a different brewing/serving process. Cook time is steep time; edit to suit your tastes.

Found at good ole Wikipedia. Plus, we had close Russian friends years ago who made us tea & poppyseed cake. Good stuff!


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10 Min
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 tsp
    per person loose black tea
  • ·
    hot water to fill teapot plus extra to top off cups of tea
  • to taste
  • to taste
  • to taste
  • to taste

How to Make *Real* Russian Tea


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Sugar, lemon, honey or jam can then be added freely.

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