Have the teapot clean and freshly scalded. Allow one gill for five persons. Cover with freshly boiled water and let stand for a few minutes on the back of the stove. Fill with boiling water and serve. A china or earthenware pot is the best.

Russian Tea

Put a slice of lemon in the teacup and pour over it the boiling tea.

Iced Russian Tea

Make the tea in the morning, pouring it off the leaves as soon as it is steeped. Set in the ice chest till wanted and then squeeze in lemon juice. Sweeten, ice and serve.