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Russian Caravan Tea Black Smoked Loose Leaf 1kg 1000g


 Russian Caravan

"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 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 travelled on horseback and camel across continents to find buyers for their goods.
India / Sri Lanka / China
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 enduringly successful blends best ever made.

 Our caravan blend has been faithfully recreated from an ancient recipe and 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

Antioxidant Content: High

Growing Altitudes: 500 – 6500 feet above sea level

Infusion Colour: Bright tending light excellent flavour

Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)

Aroma: Smoky

Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)

Taste: Slightly toasty notes

Ingredients: Black tea

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Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Bob Dennis (Carlisle, GB)
Great Stuff

I always get my Russian Caravan from Teacakes fast service and what’s more the tea is second to none, just the right amount of smoky flavour.

Stephen Brown (Tiverton, GB)

Since finding this black tea, I’ve had to order in bulk and can’t be without it.
Not as smoky as lapsing douching but just right for me.
Thoroughly recommended

Tim Farnhill (York, GB)
This tea is an absolute banger

Beautiful flavour with a soft undertone of smokiness. Perfect if you find Lapsang a bit too smoky. I’ve had it most mornings for the last week - black with a quarter slice of lemon in - and it’s delicious.

Aber Tea Lover (Swindon, GB)
Makes a beautiful cup of tea

Nicely balanced smokiness - this Russian Caravan makes a delectable cup of tea.

Charlie H. (Killearn, GB)
Russian Caravan Tea

This has been our favourite tea and we've bought it from ToY for a few years now. Previously that was through Amazon but now buying directly - why pay more via a middleman?.

The tea is smashing. Lovely and rich with just a hint of smoke. Delivery was very fast and, as I said, myst cheaper purchased direct. Came with a wee sample tea too.

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