Re: Origin and meaning of this tea and preserve ceremony #latvia #lithuania #russia
I found a link to this very helpful article written by Ann Rabinowitz back in 2008:
She called it "glassele te", in which a dollop of jam is added to black tea. The practice appears to have originated in Russia. I think Prof Miller’s mother was meeting with the other woman for some reason not disclosed, and she prepared the special tea possibly as a show of respect or care.
Thank you kindly for all of the responses.