In order to tie up loose ends 🙂 let me clarify this: almost every other day a few people end up here through the following search engine item: Persian/Iranian tea glasses. I got curious as I knew I had never posted anything about it so I googled the item:
In order to satisfy the general request here is my knowledge about this subject: As far as I know there is no such a thing as Persian or Iranian Tea Glass, we even use the Russian word stakan, meaning glass.
What is commonly used is either Turkish style glass with more or less elaborate decoration,
the Russian or Iranian made engareh, Podstakannik: a metallic, sometimes silver, glass holder. But mostly any plain glass.
Unlike North-Africa we don’t like colored glass, we like to see the color of the tea, which is a testimony to its quality, though in recent years one can find colored or painted ones in handicraft shops, but that’s for tourists! There is also a new trend of western style cup and saucers, the influence of satellite TV programs?
Formerly the tea was served in small estekans, sometimes in individual little trays with a bowl of sugar and sweets. The service was repeated as long as you had guests. Nowadays the tendency is to use larger glasses, you won’t tire yourself going back and forth to the kitchen.
If you are not satisfied with all this, you can always ask Rochonf 🙂