This past Saturday August 16th I was at a friends garden party in Staten Island, NY. My friends Olga and Atoly are Russian and as a treat after the dessert they served Russian tea served in Iranian Tea Glasses and water boiled in the most interesting “contraption” called a Samovar. It was really an amazing thing and made a simple cup or glass of tea an event.  My favorite though, was the Russian tea pot with its little metal basket for catching the boiled tea leaves. Really lovely. And so was the day with my friends.  Schast’ya!

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