Delicious, flavorful and healing tea from narrow-leaved Cyprus, the so-called "Koporsky", at one time was one of the most profitable items of trade. Russia's income from the export of kopor tea to Europe was ahead of the income from the sale of hemp, gold and furs until the end of the XIX century. It is noteworthy that most of this tea was harvested in the village of Koporye near St. Petersburg. Therefore began to call this drink, and later Ivan-tea, "Koporsky". Since the XIII century, this tea was produced in large quantities mainly for export abroad. Hundreds of thousands of pounds Koporye tea consumed in the country where he was known as "Russian tea." Especially appreciated the excellent properties of Ivan tea English aristocrats and monarchs — the most famous tea lovers. Article on Koporye tea even entered the Great encyclopedia of the British in the eighteenth century. Chinese and Indian tea appeared in Europe only two hundred years after the Russian.