Such a fresh image to describe how a foreign language makes you feel. Here, a refreshing, fragrant black tea chucked into a teapot. Doesn’t it make you want to invite some Armenians for tea and let them talk?
‘There was some fine water boiling in a pewter teapot and suddenly a pinch of marvelous black tea was thrown into it. That’s how I felt about the Armenian language.’
Source: Osip Mandelstam, Journey to Armenia (London: Notting Hill Editions, 2011), p. 91
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