Russia’s Dark Secret: Baikhovy Tea

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ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia In the time of the great Khans a caravan laden with four “poods” of tea found favor with Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich but the “outlandish dried leaf” baffled his court. A pood is a Russian unit of mass equal to 40 funt, loosely translated it means “a very large amount” of tea (in this […]

Origins: Making Nomad’s Tea in Mongolia

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ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia The nomadic way of life shapes Mongolia like no other country. Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world – its 600,000-square-mile plateau is home to all who roam the vast steppes. Three-fourths of the county is pasture land with the rest divided between forests and the Gobi Desert. The economy […]