Russian Tea Recipe for you to try!
It is the inclusion of the fruits and spices that led to the ‘Instant Russian Tea’ of today. Traditionally, the tea was prepared in a part of the Samovar and then diluted with water to the individual taste of the drinker.
Here is a recipe for Tradtional Russian Tea.
Traditional Russian Tea
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar (or splenda!)
- grated rind of one medium orange
- 5 cups water
- 8 cloves – whole
- juice from 1 lemon
- juice from 4 oranges
- 1 1/2 tbsp loose black tea leaves
- 8 cups boiling fresh water
Preparation of Russian Tea
Add sugar, orange rind, cloves and 5 cups of water to pot, bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Strain and cool.
Add the black loose tea leaves to 8 cups of boiling water, steep 3-4 minutes and strain.
Mix the strained spice and sugar mix with the tea and add the juices. Keep warm until ready to serve but do not boil.
This Russian Tea is delicious with Russian Tea Cakes & Cookies!