||[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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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.