Russian Tea(National Drink of Russia)

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“If you want to try something uniquely Russian, try a cup of nice, black tea with a spoonful of fruit jam stirred in. Tea is the national drink of Russia, while the jam is a happy bonus.”
1 cup concentrate

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 black tea bags (I use decaf)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 -2 teaspoon jam (your choice-blackberry comes to mind, raspberry? the possibilities are endless)
  • Variations
  • sugar
  • lemon
  • honey


  1. Bring water to a boil. Turn off heat and add tea bags. Let steep about 10-15 minutes. This is the concentrate.
  2. Pour desired amount of concentrate into a cup and mix it with hot water; thus, one can make one’s tea as strong as one wants, according to one’s taste. Add some jam to the cup and stir.
  3. Variation:
  4. Sugar, lemon,or honey can be added freely instead of the jam if you like.

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