Origin: Proprietary Blend of Teas from China.
Flavor Profile: Smoky, sweet, and lightly fruity. Brew it like as you would any other black tea and it is smooth and full bodied with an apricot sweetness, and a light tarry smokiness. Prepare in your Samovar and it is a potent and exciting astringent, sweet, and deeply smoky treat.
Tea Story: The best Russian Blend you’ll ever taste.
One of our most popular custom blends, this black tea infusion is based on the traditional Russian blend from the icy tundras of Siberia. This brew is best sipped after steeping it in the teapot on top of a Samovar, making a very smoky, astringent, super-strong tea concentrate called “zavarka.”
Traditionally, you pour a little bit of the zavarka into your cup from the samovar, and then dilute it with hot water to taste. Add a little organic fruit jam, and some milk, and voila, you’ve got yourself a real wake-up meal-of-a-tea. Our secret blend is lightly fruity, smoky, full bodied…and delicious with or without milk.
If zavarka is too potent for your taste buds, just follow the the brewing directions on the back of the can for a tamed-down, but no less delightful, cup of Russian Blend.
Smoky, sweet, and smooth, this tea will sooth your soul as you contemplate wise words from Russian sages…. such as Tolstoy, “Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.” Ahhh…..
Samovarian Poetry: Smoky, strong, sweet, fruity, caffeine-loaded & certain to warm and to wake.
Food Pairing: This tea is so potent- you don’t want to drink it on an empty stomach! So pair it with smoked salmon blinis, deviled eggs, or potato pancakes. The bitter, fruity sweet, and smoky notes of this tea compliment foods that have similar profiles such as dark chocolate, fruit tarts, and smoked salmon.