Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The самовар is a symbol of Russian culture. It is used to heat up water to make tea. The tea is made by brewing a tea concentrate and using the boiling water to dilute it. A tea pot is used to make the tea concentrate which is placed on top of the самовар to keep the concentrate cool. The water was traditionally heated up by coal or charcoal but newer ones use electricity. Sitting around with family and friends with a самовар is part of Russian tradition.