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

Photo credit: Cole Hutson, stocksnap.io

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