Homeland — Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Russia. Sbiten — East Slavic tea, which is known since the days of patriarchal despotism. It brewed in a samovar of herbs and honey. The collection was part of St. John’s wort tea, sage, bay leaf and even peppers and horseradish. But the main gastronomic value Sbitnev — is honey. It should be a lot! Author Shalfeeva recipe was brought down — especially for Woman’s Day by culinary journalist Lena Moskalenko.
A bunch of fresh sage, pour cold water (~ 1.2 liters) and bring to a boil.
To add sage dry horseradish, bay leaf and juniper berries, reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Cover sbiten cover and let stand for 15-20 minutes. Strain.
In a warm sbiten stir in honey to give it completely dissolved, pour the drink into cups and serve immediately.