LOOSE LEAF RUSSIAN CARAVAN TEA
A classic black tea with a bold smoky flavour. Russian Caravan tea has a distinct flavour, similar to that of black tea brewed over an open campfire. This is because eighteenth-century travelling traders would accidentally infuse their loose leaf wares with delicious smoke wafting in from the caravanserai fires they sat by. And so marked the beginning of Russian Caravan tea!
For some, it brings back the nostalgia of summer camps and going bush. For others, it is an exotic treat symbolising far-flung places! It’s a tea that can conjure old memories or make new ones. Either way, Russian Caravan is best enjoyed at either first dawn, or a brisk starlit night. For those just entering the world of smoked teas, this brew is a great place to start. Some suggest that it’s milder in comparison to lapsang souchong, but stronger than Sir John, and an all-around, full-flavoured experience!
If you’re a fan of savoury teas in general, then we also suggest branching out and trying Hōjicha, a traditional roasted Japanese tea. You can earn more about some other traditional teas with long histories here. For those who love convenience, you can also purchase Russian Caravan in tea bags (gift tins or refill cartons), which are 100% biodegradable and GMO-free. You can also purchase the loose leaf encased in one of our signature tea tins.
BLACK TEA | BLENDED IN GERMANY | GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN