In Russia there is a ritual of brewing tea. So, it is recommended to cook in boiling samovar. Worldwide samovar is recognized in the same Russian souvenirs as matryoshka, balalaika and wooden spoons Khokhloma painting.
No less proud mistress than a samovar, and was a tea set. The material used to make tea sets (porcelain, faience) — the perfect base for the art of painting. Crockery Russian porcelain factories decorates showcases the many museums of the world.
The charm of Russian tea revived from the past. Indeed, in recent years, more and more are showing interest in Russian dishes, national style in the design of the table, a dining area and tea set. More and more often found in restaurants and cafes embroidered tablecloths, samovars. More and more restaurants open interior is decorated with antique regain the popularity of tea.
This is not nostalgia for the forgotten past, and the urgent need and necessity. This expresses our love for the past, conservation and study of national culture.
As the old Russian chronicles, drink this wonderful drink should have been slow to get pleasure and get rid of bad thoughts, worries and diseases.
The dish was made to pass with two hands with a friendly smile and a wish: «To your health!» Taking tea was supposed to answer: «God Save You» or «I give you a blessing.» These words were spoken at the table so often, literally permeated the air and create good that special magic that so intrigued the foreigners.
Traditional Russian tea is brewed from the leaves of fireweed, which has long been popularly called «Ivan-tea». It was believed that «Ivan-tea» can replace a whole range of pharmacy, which helps to cope with a variety of ailments and illnesses.