Russian Caravan

Such a tasty tea. Go get some. It doesn’t taste strongly like lapsang souchong, so don’t be deterred by that at all. It’s much tastier, bolder and more flavorful than its components. 

Russian Caravan is a blend of oolong, keemun, and lapsang souchong teas, all produced from Camellia sinensis[1] the Chinese tea plant. It is described as an aromatic and full-bodied tea with a sweet, malty taste. Although a Chinese tea,[2] its name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the transcontinental tea trade from tea-producing areas (namely India, Ceylon and China) to Europe via Russia. “It took at least half a year to make the six-thousand-mile journey from the Chinese border to Russia, and the voyage was harsh.”[3] Some varieties do not include lapsang souchong, thus having a less smoky flavor.[4]

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