Russian Tea With Fruit

Total Time
4 mins
4 mins

This tea uses preserved fruit to give it added sweetness and taste. The lemon helps balance out the sweet. You can substitute strawberry or raspberry preserves if you prefer. Using loose tea allows the leaves to steep better. Don't use a delicate tea for this. Adapted from the New Settlement Cookbook.

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  1. Put tea in a container that will preserve heat and pour 1 cup boiling water over it. Let it steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Strain 1/4 cup tea into each tea cup. Fill with boiling water.
  3. Put 1/4 of the sugar, lemon, and preserves in each cup to taste.
  4. Stir and serve.