November 13, 2011 at 20:01 #6233
Recently, @jackie posted a video about Sochi tea farmers in Krasnodar, Russia getting ready for the Olympics. It triggered a synapse or two. I’ve been on the hunt for teas from the Dagomys/Sochi/Krasnodar region (yes, all the same thing) for a LONG time. So, I was wondering if anyone new where an American tea geek could find some?
Yes, it’s for the ol’ blog.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
November 14, 2011 at 09:08 #6234
Ok you’ve send me back to my collection of teas. I was given a gift of tea which is marked “Russian Tea” although it looks more commercial than “true tea” heres the scoop: Russian TeaSamovar Blend with MintA fruity-flavored blend of fireweed blossoms, black currant & raspberry leaves and mint.Made in Nikolaevsk, Alaska by Nina Fefelov“All proceeds are used to purchase food for children in Russia.”web: russiangiftnina.com 907-235-6867If nothing else they may have some suggestionshope this helps
November 14, 2011 at 19:04 #6237
@JOPJ – Thanks for looking, but that’s not quite what I was talking about. Although, traditional Russian tea for a Samovar DOES include mint, what I was looking for was Russian-grown, not Russian blended. The latter usually is a low-altitude Ceylon. Russians dig that stuff for some reason.
@Cazort – Every time I’ve gone into a Russian supply store locally, the result is the same…all imported tea from Sri Lanka. Or some kind of blend. Usually Russian Caravan…or crap with strawberry flavoring.
@Xavier – Got some of that. Thanks, though.
November 16, 2011 at 03:15 #6240
November 19, 2011 at 16:20 #6242
Sorry guys, im tottaly busy for the last wweks. Rapid business grows cause way too much works. Aha. Anyway, @lazyliteratus i did catch your e-mail.
M? Can you be more precise, what you want me to do? To find and send you that tea? Mmm.. not sure that i will able to find that, but i can ask my assistance to do that. And btw, where do you live? I mean, that address of shipping?
@Cazort u need some tea from russian too?
Just a simple “hello!” 2 @Xavier
November 19, 2011 at 16:29 #6243
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