Russian Earl Grey brings us the story of the appearance of tea in Russia. Its début was a little earlier in the 17th Century than in France, arriving with the opening of the great silk trading route that brought goods from China. The introduction was a tribute to Tsar Alexei, who accepted tea as a gift from the Chinese emperor.
Tea became more popular in Russian than it ever became in Europe. Since that time serving tea has become the Russian symbol of hospitality and is offered to everyone entering the household.
Spanish orange peel and lemon grass are added to the classic bergamot flavoring to create a citrusy and uniquely refreshing beverage. Every Russian family would enjoy drinking Russian Earl Grey from their samovar.
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