||[Jun. 19th, 2016|05:25 pm]
Trillian Stars has returned from Russia with some high falutin' ideas about tea.
Did you ever use one of these? Does you family have one? I'd love to hear the story.
Clickenzee to embiggen the samovar!
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Oh wow! That's a beauty!
I would love to have a samovar. I look at them all the time on various Russian sites I order from, but have never taken the plunge. I do have the tea glasses, however.
Where in Russia did she go? *envious*
I know it's a samovar, but I've never seen one in use, except in a film. Please do tell us about her trip to Russia.
Oh, that's a beauty.
I have one i got in Istanbul a long time ago, but it got badly dented in shipping, so I never attempted to use it.
I have one exactly like that, minus the paint. Ours is plain silver. The shape and style of handle are identical. My husband got it when he did a semester abroad in St. Petersburg in 1992.
It's great for camping, actually. Shovel a few coals out of the campfire and put them in the top.
If yours is electric, then we have the same design, with slightly different painting.
The tea drinkers at my birthday party appreciated it greatly. It's in our dining room, so instead of standing next to the kettle in the kitchen, and waiting for tea to steep, they could get what they wanted quickly, from a Fancy Thing.
When my husband was shopping for one, a friend who has lived in the Czech Republic told stories about how, with power outages, often the only way to have warm/hot tea was to have a candle-powered samovar.
I still want to try making the traditional Russian tea, which has some strawberry (raspberry?) jam in it.
In each Russian family Samovar is really traditional thing! True samovar is big, non-electrical, working on wood. On the top of it should be place where you could place a teapot to warm it up )
To start it you grab some cones and small wood flinders. Put them into center pipe and fire it up. space between center pipe and samovar body is filled with water to be boiled. when the fire will be strong you should put bigger wood flinders in it to let the fire boil the water. When water is boiled you should get all your friends and family for teatime.
Samovar moved to the center of the table, and all people gathered around it.
And let the party started!