Russian electric samovar (Tula)
Material - brass
Plate (diam) 36 cm
Attention: Due to the weight of the unit chooses delivery method: Standard + tracking
The Samovar is a typical and indispensable accessory of the Russian tradition.
Tradition not so old too, since tea was introduced in Russia in the 17th century among the nobility and spread in the Russian company to become the national drink in the 19th century.
Samovar can translate in "pressure cooker". Strange, but it comes from the fact that, initially, samovars used to cook. They had three compartments where you could put the food to be cooked, with one for boiling water for tea.
Today, the samovar is no longer used for cook, but only for boiling water, and is linked to the "tea ceremony" as in Asia.
Russian tradition, however, is different from that of China or Japan: in Asia, the tea ceremony is designed to stimulate contemplation, serenity, where the consumer is rather alone and did some soul searching. It is a way to escape from everyday life.
In Russia, the tea ceremony is instead intended to bring together a small group of people, family or friends to discuss and create socialization, especially between generations.
For more than three centuries, samovars are made in Tula, a small city in the Urals and undisputed capital of this craft.