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Siberian Spiced Black Tea with Honey, Cinnamon and Cloves

Sibirsky Sbiten

Cuisine: Russian
Region: Siberia

The Siberian Spiced Black Tea with Honey, Cinnanon and Cloves, or Siberian Sbiten, is a traditional Russian hot drink well suited to sooth one’s body and mind during the Russian (or Canadian, or any heavy) winter. The word Sbiten describes the Russian equivalent of mulled wine. There are many Sbiten variations; this is one of them.

Serves 4
Cooking time: approx. 40 min
You will need: a pot and a strainer


  • 2 Tsp black tea leaves
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp whole cloves


  1. Brew and strain the black tea.
  2. Return the brew to the pot.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off the fire and let it steep for 30 minutes.
  6. Strain and serve.

Notes on the Siberian Spiced Black Tea

Serve hot and enjoy!

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