The samovar and the gingerbread are perhaps the most sincere and popular symbols of Tula, and you will meet both at our fascinating gatherings. We will talk about the tea etiquette of Russian nobles and merchants, and reveal the secrets of Tula pretzels and gingerbread. And after that we will have a tea party with traditional treats. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 1.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 by 6 reviews RUB 3240 per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
From Chinese tea to Tula samovar To figure out where the Tula samovar came from, we will talk about the history of the drink for the preparation of which the samovar served. I will talk about Chinese tea, how and when it ended up in Russia, about traditional vzvars, Koporye tea and tea subcultures. You will understand how the merchant's tea-drinking differed from the noble's one, learn about the curious intricacies of serving and the main Russian delicacies: lump sugar and sugar loaf, Belevskaya pastille, Tula pretzels and, of course, gingerbread
Tea drinking in Tula! After talking at the dinner table, it's time to taste the sweets we just talked about and practice tea etiquette in practice. A traditional tea party with Tula gingerbread cookies, Belevskaya pastila, sweets, dryers and homemade jam awaits you.
Who is the excursion for?
For adults and young travelers who want to join the local traditions and taste Tula.
Tea with sweets is included in the tour price.
The beginning of the excursion is 5 minutes from the Tula Kremlin. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.