It is represented in the area of the Jamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug of the Tjumen Oblast in the Krasnosel'kup District (Krasnosel'kup, Sidorovsk, Caselka, Tol'ka, Ratta, Kikkiakki) and in the Purovsk District (Tarko-Sale, Bystrinka); in the Turuchansk District of the Krasnojarsk Krai (Farkovo, Turuchansk, Sovetskaja Recka); in the Kargasok
, Parabel', Verchneketskijand Kolpasevo Districts of the Tomsk Oblast.
This so called "tea," which is actually a tea infusion, has also been called, "Manchurian tea" or "Kargasok tea," (amongst other names depending on the region.) Baby boomers might know it as the "fountain of youth elixir," a name given in the 1960s when hippies were concocting the miracle "mushroom" drink in their homes.
Whether people are calling it "Manchurian tea," "Kargasok tea" or the "fountain of youth elixir," and buying and/or making it in their own home, people are revolutionizing iced tea into a refreshing tonic.