Chai

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More than vodka, I felt that Russia was obsessed with tea

Tea and Coffee stand

While strolling on a random street in St. Petersburg, I came across this interesting store, a variation of which, in retrospect, I’ve seen almost everywhere in Moscow too. It’s labeled as “Чай” (Chai / चाई) and “Кофе” (Kofe / कोयफ्य), or “Tea” and “Coffee” and offers a large selection of the two drinks.

Samovar in train

When I traveled from Moscow to Sochi by train, there was an industrial Samovar (Самовар / समोवर), a unit to make boiling water, in the compartment. As soon as the train departed Moscow, everyone, young and old, grabbed their mugs and lined up at the samovar. It was very interesting!

Fresh and hot, at a cafe owned by the friend of a friend.

Fantastic!

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