A good mix reasonably priced. Hard to get this blend in Europe. A good hint of smoke but nicely rounded.
2017-10-17 12:24:21 UTC
Neil H said:
Probably the best blend out there! More body than most, but still delicately flavoured.
2017-07-01 16:37:19 UTC
Iain Thornber said:
Rusian caravan tea
Excellent, fast service will definitely use again. Thank you.
2017-06-15 15:52:06 UTC
Andy Wade said:
Tasty daily tea for me
Quick efficient service from Teacakes. The tea's pretty good too. I'm no tea expert but the Russian Caravan is as good as I've tasted. Have bought before and will buy again.
2017-02-08 17:23:45 UTC
Val Hoad said:
Full of flavour
Just love this flavoursome tea. Really strong flavours.
Prompt service and carefully packaged. It was a lovely surprise to be given a free sample of Lapsang Souchong - thank you
2016-12-10 14:16:01 UTC
Mark Parsons said:
Beautiful smoky flavour
Put the kettle on as soon as you've finished making the first pot as you'll be after another when you've finished it. Lovely.
2016-11-22 20:01:43 UTC
Helge Flesche said:
This is my favourite evening tea. I enjoy its smoky character and rich blend.
Not as smoky as Lapsang Souchong, but smoky enough for those of us who prefer smoky fluids.
2016-11-21 16:21:16 UTC
Holly Forster said:
I love this tea. It is the perfect blend of bright golden tea balanced to perfection with enough smokiness to make it exotic and refreshing. It arrived promptly, packaged in a robust, no frills attached foil lined bag. I have since ordered more tea from what has rapidly become my favourite company. They bring joy to every day.
2016-09-26 13:22:30 UTC
John Were said:
I like this tea a lot. Not as smokey as Lapsang and the better for it.
"A delicate cup with a bright nature and balanced toasty notes."
During Czar Nicholas’s time tea was the most important drink after vodka. Today the tradition continues as Russia and its newly new independent states are major consumers of tea in world terms. Tastes have changed over the years but light bright flavour teas are still in high demand in these areas. Quite often the tea is allowed to simmer and steep all day, this is one reason you need a light liquoring tea with flavour for a good Russian Caravan Tea.
The history of this tea goes back hundreds of years, In the city of Xian in central China one can see a historical marker that is acknowledged to be the beginning of the Silk Road evoking thoughts of a different time and way of life, when trade was conducted face-to-face and merchants traveled on horseback and camel across continents to find buyers for their goods.
India / Sri Lanka / China
The arduous journey was a round trip that lasted 16 months, all the way from Asia, past the Russian borders into Europe, often returning with tea in exchange for their wares, from these was created the distinctive Russian Caravan blend, which has stood the test of time as one of the most enduring successful blends best ever made.
Our caravan blend has been faithfully recreated from an ancient recipe and really hits the mark,
lots of our customers have said ‘this is the best caravan tea they have tasted.'
Origin: India / Sri Lanka / China
Caffeine Guide: Medium
Region: Assam + Nilgiri / Dimbula / Fujian Province