Friday, March 4, 2016

The Russian Way of Tea

Russia is another country with its own tea drinking traditions. I've read that tea is typically served after a meal with dessert. The tea is rarely served with milk or cream, and usually includes lemon. What makes Russian tea different, for me at least, is the use of a samovar.

A samovar is a metal container heated to boil water. It has a faucet at the bottom, and nowadays are electric. The expression, "to sit by the samovar", is taken to mean basically, "let's chat and drink tea!"

This is an example of a samovar I found with a simple Google search:

They are quite varied, and some are stunningly beautiful!

Today I'm drinking a tea made from a recipe for a Russian tea, that I found tea. Enjoy!

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