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Updated: Sep. 8, 2017 

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About Russia | Styles of Tea Produced in Russia | Examples of Russia

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About Russia

Low rows of tea bushes with wide rows between them, on a gently sloping hill, a building and forests in the backgroundSoloh-aul Tea Plantation, Russia, Photo © Tea in the City, All Rights Reserved
Russia, although it has a rich and vibrant tea culture, is not well-known as a tea producer, but the country does produce a small amount of tea in the vicinity of Sochi. This region is located along the coast of the Black Sea, bordering the tea-producing regions of Georgia and in the same eco-region as Rize, Turkey.

This region has a humid subtropical climate with high rainfall and moderate temperatures, ideally suited to growing the tea plant. The mountains and proximity to the water usually shelter the region from the worst of the Russian winters, although the tea cultivars grown here do need to be somewhat cold-hardy.

There are a total of six producers, and they all focus on quality rather than quantity, producing artisanal, single-harvest teas. Each of the gardens takes its own unique approach to growing and processing, producing teas with unique characteristics.

References

Thomas Tomporowski, From Russia with Leaf, Tea in The City Blog, Retrieved Sep. 8 2017.

Styles of Tea Produced in Russia

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Russia.

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