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I would like to know this myself, too. I was looking around for recipes because I used to buy a russian spice tea from a local vendor who isn't around anymore. I would open the bag of loose-leaf tea and it smelled unbelieviably spicy and tasted wonderful. I don't know what the flowers are that are used, but definitely crushed cloves and crushed cinnamon chunks are involved, as well as dried orange peel, possibly orange oil, and maybe mace, nutmeg, vanilla bean, and/or allspice depending on your taste. Mix these spices with a good, full-bodied black tea (some say ceylon is too weak but I like it) and some milk and sugar. Experiment a little with the spices and you should have something close to what you used to drink! If you can find orange blossoms or bergamot oil, try that too.