Fyodor Dostoyevsky Black Tea Blend

Sweet Pea Tea

$9.75




Tea plays an important symbolic role in Dostoyevsky’s writing, where it often serves as a comforting staple in an otherwise chaotic world. In Poor Folk, he writes that “all the world needs tea” and then later the main character reminisces about a simpler time when he could be “sitting in [their] little parlour at tea with [his] parents—in the familiar little parlour where everything was snug and warm!” The Russian samovar provides warmth and a central meeting place equivalent to the watercooler. Our Fyodor Dostoyevsky tea blend is an approximation of a typical Russian blend of the time and it recreates the flavors that he and his characters would have savored. Sip along with Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, Rodion Raskolnikov, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky himself with this delicious blend.

This Russian style tea brews to a bright copper cup with a mellow, flavorful, medium-bodied taste and a lemon-citrus aftertaste.

Ingredients: Black teas from India, Sri Lanka, China and Taiwan and bergamot oil.

Brew tea at 212º - steep for 3 minutes.
4 Ounces of loose tea makes approximately 50 cups of tea. ($0.50 additional shipping per tin)
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A sampling of Dostoyevsky’s works:
Poor Folk
The Landlady
The House of the Dead
Notes from the Underground
Crime and Punishment
The Gambler
The Idiot
The Eternal Husband
The Possessed (Demons)
The Adolescent
The Brothers Karamazov


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