Traditional Russian tea recipes for any season

Tea has been the favorite Russian drink for generations. Pure black tea wasn’t readily available to everyone in the past, so herbal concoctions with fruits and berries from the abundant forests and orchards were always very popular as well. Take a look at what Russia has to add to the international tea culture.

Sunny seaberry

This shiny orange berry is labeled a superfood by the contemporary health food trend, and it’s been a popular ingredient in drinks and jams in Russia for ages. It has twice the vitamin C content of any citrus fruit and is loaded with antioxidants. Here’s a perfect recipe – puree the berries with sugar, add pear juice, quince jam and black tea leaves, and let brew for ½ an hour, preferably in a thermos.

 

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Fiery orange

Any kind of citrus will boost your immune system, protect you from colds and brighten your mood. To zing your day up, use a combination of orange wedges (keep the peel on), fresh ginger, a cinnamon stick, cloves and anise, or any other spices to your taste, add boiling water and let brew for 20-30 minutes.

 

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Healing rosehip

Practically every Russian grandma and mom has made a rosehip infusion for their sick kid or grandkid, and there is a reason for that – rose hip is known to have anti-bacterial and cough-suppressing qualities. Taste wise, it certainly beats those awful pills and syrups. Try mashing several rose hips, adding blackberries and blackberry leaves, mint and honey, pouring boiling water and infusing it for 20 minutes. And remember, you don’t have to have a cold to enjoy a nice cup of rosehip tea.

 

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Tender vanilla apple

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Apples are probably the most common fruit, but they never get boring. There are so many varieties and you can use them in so many creative ways. We are offering just one cozy recipe that’s sure to steal your heart. Cube two apples, two pears, an orange and lemon. Place inside a brewing pot with some vanilla syrup, a cinnamon stick and a handful of raspberries, if you’re lucky enough to have them handy. Brew for 15-20 minutes and purr with pleasure.

 

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Berry serenity

Fragrant tea infusions are an old Russian specialty. This wholesome and scrumptious variety combines cherries, raisins, orange and honey with a spice mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger. Boil the spices in water for 10 minutes, strain, add the fruit and berries, bring to a boil once again and enjoy!

 

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