Since the new year began, no less than three books I’ve read have featured characters who brew and serve tea using a samovar…a Russian one. The beautiful antique at left is currently available from Ebay for a mere $11,500 (although I could make an offer).
There are several available for quite lower prices on Amazon, even electric ones (egad). Any of them would certainly be a better financial choice for me, but they are definitely not as majestic as the one I have imagined in my head.
As a tea lover, I feel compelled to at least find a place that would serve tea to me from such a device–but what are the chances of that in Central Illinois?
Here are the books I blame for this current obsession:
It’s a good thing it’s the weekend–plenty of time to drink tea in a much less dignified way–and figure out how a samovar could become mine….
That is all.