Russian Tea With Fruit

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by alvinakatz

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.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

I prefer fruited tea iced rather than hot but I did test the recipe both manners. Earl Grey bergamot scented black tea was chosen and I used my homemade Rainier cherry freezer jam. The tea was strained after adding the jam to remove any fruit peel pieces. Made for Culinary Quest. Thanks for posting! It was different and refreshing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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