Russian Caravan Tea
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Russian Caravan Tea is a type of smoked Black Tea. It bears many similarities to Lapsang Souchong, although connoisseurs often note its stronger taste. This particular blend includes Tea from China, Formosa (Taiwan) and the Indian district of Darjeeling. Combined, it makes for a match made in heaven, offering a smoky, full-bodied smoothness with every sip.
Brewing Russian Caravan Tea with a traditional samovar (Tea-urn) is an excellent choice. However, you don’t have to have one to hand to enjoy this delicious, invigorating infusion.
Regardless of the way in which you make it, you can rest assured knowing it’s been packed fresh to order. This ensures not only quality but also consistency. What more could you want from your morning cuppa?
About Tea in Russia
Around 80% of Russians drink Tea. Its popularity dates back centuries, with the history of Russian Caravan Tea, in particular, owing its origins to the Sino-Russian trade route. First established in the late-1600s, this passage between the two countries saw merchant caravans travelling over 10,000 kilometres with large quantities of Chinese Tea.
Initially, many of these caravans ventured through moist climes, which affected the quality of the Tea. As such, merchants sought to find an alternative, instead travelling through colder and drier Siberia.
But when the nights drew in and the temperatures dropped, men and camels rested by fires. This resulted in the Tea taking on the smoky notes brought out by the flames.
First thought to be ruined, the merchants nevertheless persevered with their product. It turned out to be popular among Russians who described its taste as comforting and reminiscent of good tobacco.
So, Russian Caravan Tea came into existence. Since then, it enthrals not only Russians but people around the world. Why not see what it has to offer today?
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: China, Taiwan and Darjeeling (India).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar or honey make for fantastic additions. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This bold, flavoursome infusion is a true delight to the senses. Expect indulgently smoky notes from start to finish.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Russian Caravan Tea Benefit
Russian Caravan Tea, like all types of Black Tea, contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Its frequent consumption, as such, can slow down the natural, though often harmful process of oxidation by neutralising free radicals in the body.
This ultimately results in a reduced risk of developing a multitude of chronic conditions.
But that’s not all. Studies indicate that it can boost the metabolism of fat cells, thus promoting weight loss. It can also support the immune system while aiding digestion.
And if that wasn’t enough, early evidence suggests it might enhance brain function. Whatever you’re looking for from your brew, you’ve undoubtedly chosen well with this Tea.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening