Russian Tea January 13 2020

On my various tours of Russia and Siberia with Ruth (during her Pop Diva phase) I would regularly go in search of my frequent cups of tea. As milk was non existent (except for the elderly and pregnant women), tea was always taken black, and usually with a spoonful of red jam. It was a little shock to the system at first, but I soon grew to like it. The country was still in a great state of austerity at that time. I learned that cows were kept underground, because of the extreme climate, and milk was considered a luxury item. When I returned to California after my first trip, I not only kissed the ground, but made straight for the nearest Cafe and downed several large glasses of milk. That was before I started in on the Irish Coffees. A night to remember. (If only I could).