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Antarctic Expedition Tea

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An exclusive, limited edition tea blend created by Tea Master and owner of SILK ROAD TEA, Daniela Cubelic, ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TEA is a tribute to the Royal BC Museum exhibition Race to the End of the Earth, on display May 17th – October 14th, 2013. The exhibition recounts the stirring tales of Antarctic exploration, and focuses on the challenges that Norwegian and British leaders faced during the contest to reach the South Pole in the early 1900s.

This robust, invigorating black tea blend is a re-creation of the tea enjoyed by the British Antarctic Expedition in the quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912. Captain Scott requested a strong blend of black tea be created for the expedition, which was intended to fortify the team during the journey, and ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TEA reproduces this lively, historic combination.

The expedition’s staple daily ration of tea per man was 0.7 ounces (20 g), and provided a much-needed way to uplift and comfort the spirits in the frozen Antarctic.

Look for ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TEA at the Royal BC Museum exhibit gift shop, Ninety Degrees South. It’s available in mini-tin and 40 cup tin sizes.

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