Long before black tea was imported from China and until the end of the 17 century, people living at the time of the czars had been drinking “Smitten’, a brew made with 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.
Serving Size: 1 level tsp./6oz serving
Brew Temp: 203 to 212 degree F
Brew Time: 4 to 5 Minutes