By Land or by Sea?

I can’t help but share this fascinating map found on Quartz. I never knew that people refer to “tea” if it was first traded to them by sea and “cha” if they acquired the product via land routes first. Now I know why I always called it “чай” (Pronounced “chay” in Russian), as it was traded to Russia via the Silk Road. All the tea roads lead to China.

Chai-Tea-Sea-Land-Routes

You can (and should) read Quartz’ article here.

 

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