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Russian Tea Made From Scratch Recipe

A wonderful, easy recipe made from scratch with teabags and orange slices! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Russian Tea Made From Scratch
Appliance: Teapot, Fine Mesh Strainer, Large Saucepan
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Raksha Hegde



  • In a large saucepan, add water, spices, sugar, orange and lemon slices. Bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for five minutes. 
  • Add the tea bags and allow it to steep for five minutes. Taste and check for tartness and sweetness. Adjust with additional citrus slices or sugar accordingly. 
  • Using a big fine mesh strainer, strain the tea into a pot. Serve immediately. You can also make it ahead of time and reheat just before serving. 
    Close up of a woman wearing woolens, holding a cup of hot tea


It is best not to press the tea bags to avoid a bitter taste in the tea.