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,


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest