The main feature of Russian tea drinking is its sincerity and nepotism. Samovar gathered at the table the whole family, from small to large. Samovar not only warmed the water, it warmed the soul and nurtured family warmth.
For adults, the most important thing in the tea ritual was communication, long intimate conversations. And for the kids – of course, sweets that are traditionally served for tea. They drank tea in Russia with pleasure, as well as bagels, crushed sugar, gingerbread, pretzels, jam, honey and … candies! By the way, in Russia the lollipop is more than 500 years old! And all these 500 years, children always enjoy lollipops!
The usual form of a Russian candy is a cockerel , but in 1489 the forms of fish, a house and a Christmas tree were used, because the shape of the cock was too complicated. Nevertheless, taking as a basis the samovars presented in our museum, talented artists and masters created unique forms for lollipops.
At the master class, they will tell you about what treats it was customary to serve for tea according to Russian and European traditions, about the history of the appearance of such a delicacy as a lollipop, and they will offer you to make samovar candies with tastes of various treats that were served for tea:
- with creamy iris flavor
- with the taste of traditional Tula gingerbread flavor
- with cranberry and strawberry jam flavor
- with honey and mint flavor
and that’s not all!