A Russian blend with added extracts known as a Slavic specialty. This superb blend of black teas with lemon, lime, sweet orange, bitter orange, grapefruit, bergamot and mandarin, was created by Palais des Thés during its earliest years.
Since then, the 7-citrus cocktail has been added to different base teas.
Different from the tea that grows in Georgia, Russian blends have been enjoyed in Russia since the 17th century. Although they were originally blends of black Chinese teas, they became more diverse in the late 19th century when the Russian court was introduced to Indian teas, most notably Darjeeling. Since then, the term "Russian blends" has been adopted to refer to any blend of Darjeeling and Chinese black teas, with or without natural citrus extracts added.
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.