Tea Culture of Russia
Tea has found a way into almost all sorts of cultures and countries. An example of this is its popularity in Russia. A Russian tea glass-holder is a traditional way of serving and drinking tea in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, other CIS and ex-USSR countries. In Russia, it is customary to drink tea brewed separately in a teapot and diluted with freshly boiled water. This type of tea is very strong and often indicates the hosts’ degree of hospitality. Tea is a family event in Russia, and is often served after each meal with sugar and lemon (without milk) and an assortment of jams, pastries and confections.