Russian Caravan Tea

description

Taste is culture and no blend showcases this better than a Russian Caravan. The story goes that on the long camel-caravan journeys from the Far East to the north, the teas would take on a dense, smoky taste of the campfire, which was, pleasantly enough, smooth and peculiarly enjoyable. Captured in this blend is the folksy charm of oriental tea from back in the day; smoky and sweet and just a little bit of everything that makes a good black tea great.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Pleasantly high-fired, reminiscent of a fireplace, and tints of fruit leather.

appearance

Honey

taste

From the start, the cup imposes the palate with a robust quality, marked by strength and range of flavors. A bold note of high-fired tea dominates the cup, charcoal-like in experience, while an undercurrent of fruit leather cuts the anxiousness of the tea.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed with rich foods, such as pies and mac & cheese.

dry leaf

aroma

Distinctly high-fired; discrete woody nuances

appearance

Tightly rolled, blackish-brown leaves with golden tips

infusion

aroma

High-fired, redolent of fireplace, accompanied by fruit leather notes.

appearance

Coppery

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.25 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - two

condiments

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

Milk

TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
High
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SKU SHRCB

7 Reviews

Likes

  • Smooth Body 5
  • Great Aroma 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4
  • Freshness 3
  • High Quality 1

Dislikes

  • Strong 2
  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Morning 4
  • Afternoon 2
  • Anytime 2
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 0

p_shirin2003

July 1, 2017

Strong tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

It is how a strong tea should be, I enjoy drinking it. It is recommended for tea lovers who like strong tea. This tea fills your mouth with a great aroma.

P

April 26, 2017

Makes for a great morning tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Decent black tea - slightly sweet and fruity, very smooth, with just a hint of smoke. Certainly worth trying.

Olesja

April 18, 2017

Versatile and flowery

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

I first brew this tea pretty strong and it was good: not smoky like you'd expect from a Russian style tea (which is usually a blend of Indian, Ceylon and Chinese teas which makes is so intense and smoky), but it had a very soft and clean liquor and floral undertones. The second time I brewed it at a slightly lower temperature and used less tea, and this is when the sweet flowery and leather notes really came out. Very pleasant and refreshing, and is best enjoyed without milk or sugar.

Bartek

Jan. 20, 2017

Excellent, both with and without milk.

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Strong but without a sign of bitterness when steeped correctly. My current favourite black tea. Highly recommended!

Pamela

Jan. 15, 2017

Good strong tea but not smoky

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning.

I like this tea but it does not seem smoky at all to me which is a disappointment. I had been looking forward to a more smoky Russian Caravan style. I like it with milk and sugar in the morning. I can taste the fruit leather type of flavor and it is quite pleasant. It is not bitter even though I do brew it quite strong. But I do use milk and sugar......It is great on these cold Japanese mornings.

Rohit

Dec. 21, 2016

kick start your day

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Morning.

Great strong cup of tea ...... tried it with milk and was perfect in flavor and aroma!

Andrea

Jan. 11, 2016

Lovely

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Morning.

This tea has a lovely strong smoky flavor. Holds up to milk. By far one of my favorites!

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