Many people have heard of the Tea-Horse Trail, a network of horse paths that originated in southwest China's Yunnan Province, bringing tea to Myanmar, India and Tibet. But there was also a
northern route which in the grand scale of Chinese history, has been less famous but still important.
For almost 300 years, the Tea Road, also known as the Russian Caravan, Moscow Route or the Siberian Route, carried tea from southeast China's Fujian Province to Mongolia and Russia. The "Jin Merchants" of Shanxi Province helped build an economic relationship between the three regions and brought China's tea culture to the northern world.