How to prepare authentic Russian Tea. Russian tea culture uses a Samovar to brew a tea concentrate. Russians know their tea and consume among the most tea in the world! Zavarka Russian Tea Recipe (заварка)
4-5heaping teaspoons loose leaf tea
1cupboiling hot water for tea concentrate
boiling water for tea
small tea pot
Bring a kettle of water to a rolling boil.
Place the loose leaf tea into the small tea pot and add the boiling hot water.
Allow the tea concentrate to steep for at least 10 minutes, ensuring all the tea leaves have sunk to the bottom.
Pour some tea concentrate into a cup, and fill the rest of the cup with boiling water. The ratio of tea concentrate to hot water is about 10:1 or depending on the color and strength you prefer.
Add milk and sugar if you prefer. Keep topping up the zavarka with hot water and enjoy drinking tea.