A samovar is a metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in Persia & Russia. Samovars (sometimes also spelled Samavar or Samaavar) are a staple in most Persian homes. Just like in Russian, Tea is a popular drink in Iran. Pretty much everyone begins their day with a cup of tea, drinks some more after each meal as well as some between meals. Samovar is one of the old appliances that is essential in every kitchen. Samovars are used to prepare coffee and tea. Samovars are available in various types of electric, charcoal, Oil, Gas, etc.