This is a lovely way to serve and enjoy an afternoon tea. I had never seen this stateside, but instead was introduced in Japan in a cozy little Russian-inspired cafe somewhere in Yokohama.
Prepare a teapot by adding items to the pot while dry:
frozen or fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)
your choice of tea (preferably in a bag, or in a filter), best choices are plain black tea, or red teas
Optional: bourbon or rum soaked grapes, pear slices, or other fruits.
Pour boiling water into your teapot over the tea and berries and let steep for 5 minutes. Serve.