If you tell any Chinese that in Russia they drink tea with sugar and add milk or lemon to it, then he will be very surprised. If this Chinese is from the south-eastern part of the country, then he will not believe you at all. Our ideas about tea are very different from the Chinese ones. And this is understandable.
The fact is that Chinese tea is exactly “Chinese tea”. This is not even a direction in the culture of tea consumption, but something completely “independent-separate”. Something that in no case can be equated or compared with the usual “black” tea, to which Russia has been so long and so firmly accustomed.
Have you ever wondered what kind of tea most people buy in supermarkets? If you ask the average customer, they’ll probably say something like, ” How’s that? Normal! ” And will be right.