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

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

1.25 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - two

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Milk

Sugar

TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
High
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SKU SHRCB

4 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 3
  • Great Aroma 3
  • Freshness 1
  • Unique Flavor Profile 1
  • High Quality 0

Dislikes

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

Best Served

  • Morning 3
  • Anytime 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Evening 0
  • Afternoon 0

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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