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.


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


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