One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Tea laced with rum and typically served with lemon.
- ‘It is an hour after the game, and a dozen of us are at Fred's house for ‘tea’, which means your choice of Russian tea, Pernod, beer, or whiskey.’
- ‘His brother annexed him while his sister bustled around serving us with the inevitable Russian tea.’
- ‘Dressed in their peasant outfits, we were supplied with Russian tea, blini and vodka.’
- ‘Inside a home, we received a very warm welcome from the cold comfort outside, with cinnamon rolls and honey-sweetened strong Russian tea.’
- ‘A pot of Russian tea, her customary holiday beverage, simmers on the stove; plates of iced sugar cookies wait to be carried to sideboards and coffee tables.’
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