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Eastern Europe - The Flavours of Life

Tea has been adulterated with camomile and peppermint, rose essence and orange but also with substances as unpalatable as ash tree leaves and sheep dung. In Eastern Europe, where agriculture and reliance on the land remain integral parts of society, the varieties of tea incorporate locally available products and are also used as home remedies. The impact of the area's relationship with Russia and Russian tea culture, both past and present, will also be examined.