Harmoniously blending the smokiness of Lapsang Souchong, the malty chocolate flavor of Assam with the crisp and smooth Keemun, Russian Caravan is a welcome addition to our family of teas. Best when enjoyed hot, this rich and soothing blend of fine black teas will warm your soul and enliven your mind.
Russian Caravan is a classically smokey tea blend due to Lapsang Souchong tea used in its making. Thought to originate from the Silk Road trade routes that went through Russian on the way from China to Europe. If it is a bit strong for you add some milk to take a bit of the campfire smoke out of your cup of tea.
Ingredients: Lapsang Souchong Black Tea, Assam Black Tea, Keemun Black Tea
This is a very nice, strong tea with complex flavors that work well together. I've enjoyed straight lapsang souchong in the past and thought I'd try this. The smokey flavor of the lapsang is muted here, so it may have broader appeal, but if you really like the very strong smokiness of straight lapsang souchong you may be disappointed. This is a nice tea to wake you up in the morning!
I've been looking for a good russian caravan from a few retailers and this is the best one I've had.
I enjoy the strong flavor. I've been drinking it straight and want to try it as a tea latte. Each sip snaps me back to the present to focus on the rich taste.
Brew for 3 to 5 minutes at 200°f or 93°c
Brew for 2 to 3 minutes at 180°f or 82°c
Brew for 5 to 10 minutes at 212°f or 100°c
Brew for 2 to 3 minutes at 200°f or 93°c
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