|Tea was introduced to Russia around 1640. Russian ambassadors from the Mongol camps brought with them packets of tea. It was instantly praised for its medicinal powers and ability to refresh and purify the blood. By the beginning of the 18th century tea had become the national drink and asking one to partake in tea was a traditional sign of hospitality. A samovar was essential to the brewing of tea and they began appearing at this time in a great variety of shapes and sizes. The traditional spherical, cylindrical and tapered samovars began to be made in great quantities so that by the end of the 19th century production was around ½ million per year. The samovar creates its own coziness at the table and the participants generally declare the tea is usually tastier.
The Czar Nikolas Tea brand is an aromatic blend of Ceylon black tea, with natural & artificial flavors. 8.8 oz. (250 gr.) It's a loose form tea.
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