The samovar is one of the most emblematic objects of a Russian house. Traditionally, each household had its samovar, which is used to quickly have hot, boiled water for tea. If today the use of samovar is less common because of the arrival of electric kettles, it remains an object to which most Russians are attached. Its name comes from the Russian "samo", reflective pronoun, and "variety", which means to boil: the samovar is the object that boils by itself.
The traditional samovar was fed with coal that heated the water in the main part, the reservoir. A tap located on the bottom of the samovar then makes it possible to fill the included teapot, in which the tea has been placed. On the top of the samovar, there is a base that can house the teapot and boil the tea. The first cup of tea is then served to guests using the teapot.
The tea placed in the teapot is usually very concentrated, we can then simply serve a tea, and then extend the hot water through the tap on the samovar. More than just a kettle, the samovar is a real system designed for the needs of sharing tea with family or friends.
Today, most samovars are electric, while keeping their traditional look with colorful patterns and finely worked. With Treasures from Russia, you can make your choice of beautiful electric samovars, both practical and very decorative for your home. They come with the matching tray, where you can place your samovar to bring it on the table, or why not your tea set! And if you want to know more about this emblematic object of Russia, we invite you to read our article on the history and traditions of the Russian samovar.