#739 A blend of Ceylon, Chinese, and Indian teas with the mild notes of smoke and spice favored by the nomads of the Russian steppes. Its flexibility in the cup makes it ideally suited to service from the icon of western tea culture, the samovar.
Preparation: 3 g tea leaves (1 heaping teaspoon) per 8 oz cup of filtered boiling water. Allow to brew 3 min.
Samovar preparation: 6 g tea leaves to 1/2 liter filtered boiling water. Allow to brew 4 min. Pour into the samovar pot.