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Russian Caravan

£7.00 sku LTRC0614-75L | Net weight: 125g

Loose leaf black tea.

Russian Caravan is an exotic blend of the finest Oolong, Keemun and Lapsang Souchong tea leaves. The leaves that make up a serving of Russian Caravan come from lots of different regions in China, and are produced in various ways. Oolong is grown in and around the Wuyi Mountains and is produced in a unique manner, this tea is withered under the strong sun and oxidises until the leaves twist and curl up giving oolong it’s unique look. Keemun comes from the Anhui province in Qimen County and is one of, if not the most widely used tea throughout the world. It’s blended with most common teas due to its well-balanced flavour. And finally, Lapsang Souchong also comes from the Wuyi Mountains and is thought to be the very first black tea enjoyed as a drink. The distinct smoky flavour of Lapsang Souchong comes from the drying stage of its production - the leaves are dried over fires made from the pinewood in the region. 

This particular blend is from the Keemun County in Anhui Province, China and is a black, wiry tea which produces a black, amber liquor and creates an unforgettable malty and smoky flavour which is smooth, full-bodied and slightly sweet. It's easy on the palate and makes a lovely breakfast tea - a wakeup call and treat for the taste buds.

Although the tea leaves used in Russian Caravan come from China, the name refers to the 18th century camel caravans that travelled the huge transcontinental distances to bring tea from China to Europe, the journey would take the travellers through Russia covering roughly six thousand miles in total. The conditions for most of the six month voyage were harsh, and it’s said that the tea leaves would take on an additional smoky taste as a result of all the campfires lit along the way.     

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97% of customers liked this product


A very drinkable tea.I have bought it before and quality remains constant



Has long been my preferred blend, and I was sorry when it no longer sold in the USA.

2 Hour(s) ago


It's for my mother and it's her favourite.

24 Hour(s) ago


This tea is a pleasant surprise. Made with tea from Keemun, China, you should avoid using milk here for the best taste as with all tea of Chinese origin. Keemun tea also forms the base of Earl Grey tea, so if you're a fan of that blend consider giving this a go.

A taste best described as a "savoury smoothness" permeates this tea, yet the tea is unmistakably Keemun - like Yunnan but "nuttier" - first and foremost. You will reliably get three brews from this variety.

5 Hour(s) ago

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