Iranian tea culture has been around as long as the Silk Road that first brought tea to the Persian region.
🍃 Tea has been grown in Gilan, Iran since the late 1800s when an Iranian diplomat named Mohammad Mirza introduced tea cultivation to Iran. (He also served as the first mayor of Tehran, spoke French, and studied law at Sorbonne University in Paris)
When he entered Mumbai in late 1898 he immediately started studying tea production. Upon his return to Iran, he gathered tea seeds and saplings of tea, coffee, cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom and smuggled them into Iran 🌱
By 1903 there were 300.000 tea plants in Lahijan alone.
Due to his works, he was given the title “Kashef as-Saltaneh, meaning “Royal Discoverer”.
Lo.Artisan Tea Farm
Handpicked in April 2023 and Processed by Lo Tea Gilan founded by Mostafa and Mohammad in 2017 to create a small batch of high-quality artisan Iranian Tea, whilst equipping their workers with generous pay for their hard work.