TEA IN RUSSIA
Tea was first introduced to Russia in 1638, when Tsar Michael was gifted over 60kg of tea by a Mongolian ruler. Regular supplies of tea were then traded between China and russia, via the Tea Road by camel caravan.
Tea in Russia is usually served as a strong concentrate from a teapot and then diluted with hot water from a SAMOVAR. It is also often served with sugar, lemon or jam.
Russia still has a strong tea culture today, naming it their national de-facto beverage.