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Tea in Russia

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Tea appeared in Russia for the first time at the beginning of the 17th century, under the reign of Tsar Mikhail Fedorovitch, the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty. The tsar received a substantial present from Khan Altyn of Mongolia, who gave him 65 kilograms of tea! The tsar had never heard of tea previously; […]