Ok...I just bought these.. They are a funky brand called Swee-touch-nee.....which is oddly a transliteration of the Russian. The auction had one tin of each language so its extra cool. When I was little...I think I imagined someone in my family having carried them over here from Russia...which is quite silly, considering that she had the 'english' tin...but it was still like this tiny link to our past. (I also used to -decode- the cyrillic books in the house...as if they were a code that i could match up a few words of and suddenly know how to read) The logic being that when I was a child, my baboonya (grandma) had all her buttons in one of these tea tins.....and I just remember thinking it was the coolest thing ever...oddly enough we drank Lipton there...so I have no idea what the tea tastes like although you can still buy it...(mainly in specialty and kosher stores, which also explains why she had it) Does anyone else 'buy back memories' ?