Different of the teas produced in Georgia, Russian blends are the ones that have been drunk regularly in Russia since the 17th century. These latter teas, which in the beginning were blends of black Chinese teas, became more diversified at the end of the 19th century by the introduction of Indian teas at the Russian court, most notably Darjeeling. Since then it has been the custom to refer to all blends of Darjeeling and different Chinese black teas as Russian blends teas, whether or not they are scented with natural citrus extracts.
Suggestion of preparation
Préparer ce thé chaud :
Prendre 6 g de feuilles de thé pour 30 cl d'eau et faire chauffer à 95°C. Faire infuser 4 à 5 minutes.
Préparer ce thé glacé :
Prendre 15 g de feuilles de thé par litre d’eau à température ambiante, laisser infuser pendant 30 minutes, retirer les feuilles et placer au frais.