Kirin Beverage presents this classsic clipper ship papercraft. The clipper is a very fast sailing ship used in the 1800's. It has multiple masts and a square rig. This particular sailing ship papercraft is based on what is known as a Tea Clipper - clipper ships primarily used for the tea trade and passenger service between Europe and Asia. These clipper ships were also present in the Great Tea Race of 1866, an unofficial race between the fastest clipper ships of the Chinese tea trade to bring the season's first crop of tea to London. The winner gets bragging rights for having the fastest ship and a portion of the earnings.