Russian Hot Spiced

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This is a traditional and much-loved hot beverage in Russia since the late 19th century. In the glory days of the tsars, it was served from gleaming silver samovars. Like India, drinking tea in Russia is a very social thing to do. We had this in mind when we curated this blend - give you an opportunity to invite people over for tea, and sit, talk and drink tea for hours, while eating gourmet baked delicacies. 


Tasting notes:
This tea-botanica gets it boldness and heady aroma from the strong tea concentrate made with loose leaf tea, blended with warming spices - cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise. Sugar is not typically added directly to the cup but held in the mouth instead.


Steeping notes:
Steep 1 teaspoon of tea in a cup (200ml) of hot water (boil and cool to 98°C), for 2 minutes. Strain and serve hot. 


Ingredients:
Organic black tea, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and nutmeg


A NOTE FROM YOUR TEA SOMMELIER FOR YOU

Spiced tea is closely associated with traditional Russian culture and considered the de facto national beverage. An important aspect of the Russian tea culture is the ubiquitous Russian tea brewing device known as a samovar, which has become a symbol of their hospitality and tea drinking ritual.

Tea-drinking can be viewed as a way of relaxing, a conversation starter and important in resolving work matters and reconciliation. This tea-botanica is loved not only for its warmth and taste but also for the feeling of well-being that it induces. The spices have a calming and comforting effect on body and mind.

It’s the evenings where I love to sip this warm-spiced tea. It is an opportunity to talk, share closeness and socialize. The tea can be drunk from special glass mugs encased in a metal holder, porcelain cups, or even tea saucers. Serving pastries add to the tea-drinking experience. Toasts served with butter, home-baked cakes, and biscuits also pair well with this blend.


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