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Irkutsk Museum of tea

Canary tea Blog about tea and tea travel 21.02.2015 at 12:18

Blog about tea and tea travel

Hello friends!

Today I have prepared for you something interesting and unusual. Remember, we talked about the history of tea in Russia? Now from China, through Mongolia, was carrying tea in Moscow, which is then supplied tea all of Western Russia. Irkutsk is one of the cities of the Tea road.

Despite the fact that we live in Siberia and how sometimes it seems like all the fun is happening in the Metropolitan regions,still have the things that we're particularly proud of. Taiga, cedars, sable, our minerals, our Siberian strong spirit, monuments and museums, and so forth, all will not count. I, for one, am proud that Irkutsk is a place, which was an important component of the tea road. This is why we have the opportunity to plunge into the past and learn many interesting things about the season.

Irkutsk tea Museum is a history Museum, Irkutsk them. A. M. Sibiryakov. it occupies the second floor of the wooden building, which is one of the group of buildings on the territory of the Museum, which can reach anyone for a charge of 220 rubles(100 rubles entrance and 120 rubles. photo opportunity) to look at the tea exposition.

the Great tea route from China to Europe was considered second only to the Great silk road on the volume of trade turnover. Together with tea were transported and many other goods, so the way of tea fostered economic development and cultural renewal in many countries. The path began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the routes passed through more than a hundred and fifty cities of China, Mongolia and Russia.

In June 1727, in the valley of the small river Kyakhta was founded the fortress of Novo-Troitskaya. In 1728 Russian Ambassador to China Sava Lukich-Vladislavich Raguzinskii founded four miles from Novo-Troitskaya fortress trade settlement. In 1809 in Kyakhta Sloboda lived only merchants directly involved in trading operations. In 1851, Troitskosavsk and Kyakhta Sloboda were combined, Kyakhta, where there were over 6.3 thousand inhabitants. Through Kyakhta until the commissioning of the Suez Canada in 1869. implemented the transit of goods from China to Russia and Western Europe.

Below shows a model where camels bales of tea placed in another container and load the wagons with horses that are going to take tea throughout the Siberia and on to Moscow.

Kyakhta. Bales of tea is weighed and loaded into carts and horses.

In 1933. in Irkutsk was opened tea-packing factory. The manufacture of brick tea in Irkutsk solved the problem of the supply of the population of Siberia and the Far East. Release baikhovi tea began in 1934 In 1956. the factory was introduced on 9 machines for packing tea tea and 4 machine wrap tiled tea. In the late 1950s, the factory was given about half a teaspoon of products manufactured in the USSR.

Also in the Museum you can see the items of the tea shops of the 20th century. For example, this mailbox store N. P. Polyakova.

in Addition, there are samples of tea sets:

And samovars:

the Museum of tea also has a few samples of Mongolian tea and Chinese tea.

to be Honest, this pancake is similar to the plate of the iron. Actually, this is an old tea:)

the Trip to the Museum of tea, even if it is small, is an opportunity to touch the history of Irkutsk, Russia. I really liked it and I'm really proud to be in Irkutsk there is a place like the Museum of tea. Will be in Irkutsk, be sure to visit!

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