"Tea and Samovar - Russian culture" Kondopoga Local Custom Tip by ealgisi

Kondopoga Local Customs: 2 reviews and 4 photos


Coming from the Western Europe, we are more used to drink coffee, for us coffee is like a cult, part of our culture.

Arriving in Russia, i was really impressed, people don't drink coffee so much, sometimes at all, but they consume liters of tea, and believe me, thea is really a cult, every occasion is good to have a thea, specially for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but as well when you have guests.

Let's spend some words about that.
A samovar is a heated metal container who is traditionally used to heat and boil water in Russia.
Heated water is usually used to make tea, for this reason samovars have an attachment on the tops of their lids to hold and heat the theapot, filled with thea concentrate.

Traditionally is heated with coal / charcoal but inside shops you can find samovars who use electricity to heat water.

In every shop you can find tea, but i don't mean the classic tea in the bag, but concentrated tea.
If you have the chance, buy it, try different flavours and enjoy it with your friends, it's really worth it.

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  • Written Mar 11, 2009
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