Cruises and Tours

Ural Tea Road

Tourist Grand Tea Route links 150 cities with tea history in Russia, Mongolia and China. It allows today's travelers to cross the whole Eurasia. It passes though the city of Irbit in the Ural. For two centuries fairs of samovars and new tea harvest were held there. Tea made out of «Chinese broom» was quickly became one of the most favourite in Russia. They drank tea with sugar and without, with lemon and rum. The exposition of the ethnographic museum shows the golden times of Irbitsk fair. Ural local historians claim that the first samovars in Rus' were not made at local manufacturers Demidovs' factories. But they drink not only Chinese tea in Ural. As early as in the 17th century local citizens learnt how to prepare drink from willow-herb, the grass that grows at roadsides. Today willow-herb tea is becoming more and more popular again.    

Director Oleg Pecherskiy

Presenter Lyudmila Shiryaeva

Year 2010

Duration 00:23:57

Director Oleg Pecherskiy

Presenter Lyudmila Shiryaeva

Tourist Grand Tea Route links 150 cities with tea history in Russia, Mongolia and China. It allows today's travelers to cross the whole Eurasia. It passes though the city of Irbit in the Ural. For two centuries fairs of samovars and new tea harvest were held there. Tea made out of «Chinese broom» was quickly became one of the most favourite in Russia. They drank tea with sugar and without, with lemon and rum. The exposition of the ethnographic museum shows the golden times of Irbitsk fair. Ural local historians claim that the first samovars in Rus' were not made at local manufacturers Demidovs' factories. But they drink not only Chinese tea in Ural. As early as in the 17th century local citizens learnt how to prepare drink from willow-herb, the grass that grows at roadsides. Today willow-herb tea is becoming more and more popular again.    

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