“Canton (or Guangzhou in today’s name), from its position in the extreme south of the empire, can only be slightly influenced by a trade which is conducted on the Siberian frontier. None of the exports are drown from this neighborhood; and the few Russian goods that find their way here are seldom recognized as such by the consumers, but are vaguely spoken of by them as he productions of “the North”.” Written by Harry Parkers, Esq., F.R.G.S. March 13, 1854. As I spoke to many Russian customers, they love strong tea. Originally, this tea is a mix between Chinese Oolong and Lapsang Souchong (you can’t be mistaken of its smokiness). Its name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the transcontinental tea trade from tea-producing areas from India, Ceylon and China to Europe via Russia. It took at least half a year to make the 6000 mile journey from the Chinese border to Russia and also known today as “Great Tea Road”. That is how we decided to use “Great Tea Road” as our company’s name. It has a deep history and meaning as we always look for quality tea and way to connect with tea farmers directly.
Our tea of the month - Russian Caravan Black Tea is mixed between Lapsan Souchong and Ceylon Black Tea because it gives a mellow and smooth taste.
We work directly with several tea farms. Your Journey Begins with Our Tea.
Disclaimer: We are not associated with any local or oversea tea organization.
Staff at Great Tea Road Co