Russian Caravan Tea Bags
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Russian Caravan Tea Bags

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Brewing instructions

Brewed with water at 90 Degrees, let the flower unfurl do not remove flower. This is can be steeped a number of times.

 
Brewing instructions

Description

It is estimated that around 80% of the Russian population drink tea, yet many choose beverages which vary in type, flavour, characteristics, and grade. Arguably one of the most popular brews, however, is known as Russian Caravan Tea, which has since spread across the world. Its popularity is increasing at a rapid rate, as tea connoisseurs flock towards this delicious, full-bodied tea. Noted for its strong, dark, smoky flavour with malty undertones, our Russian Caravan Tea Bags brings you a fascinating history to your morning cup.

The history of this tea is as interesting as the name might suggest. It originates from the long and grueling Sino-Russian trade route, established sometime during the late 17th Century. During this period, large quantities of tea were exported from Imperial China to Tsarist Russia, with much of the produce carried by camel caravans over 10,000 kilometres.

Occasionally, this could take up to 16 months! While there were quicker routes to China along the Southern borders of Odessa, the caravan workers quickly realised that the quality of the tea would suffer from the moist air and tropical climate. Taking the route via Siberia ensured the integrity of the tea was preserved throughout the journey, owing to the cold and dry climate en route.

At night, as the men and camels rested by the sides of the snow-covered roads, many fires were lit for warmth and comfort. Subsequently, the tea found too near to these fires soon began to take on strong, smoky flavours. This suited the Russians well, who greatly enjoyed the flavours of the tea, which evoked a pleasant association with warm, toasty fires and good tobacco.

Unofficially, this meant that the Russians were the first people to enjoy an early form of Lapsang Souchong Tea, years before it was even invented! Today, this beverage is often dubbed ‘the accidental tea’, owing to its strange, yet remarkable beginnings.

Type of Tea: Black Loose Leaf Tea.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: Traditionalists may opt for the use of a samovar. These Russian ‘tea-urns’ date back hundreds of years, with no two designs alike! Russian Caravan 50 Tea Bags can also be enjoyed in a regular cup, and its taste may be complemented by the addition of milk, honey, lemon or sugar.

Tasting Notes: Subtler in flavour compared with our Loose Leaf Russian Caravan Smokey, this beverage offers prominent malty flavours and aromas, with a delectably smooth finish.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.

Health Benefits: Like most other types of Black Tea, Russian Caravan Tea Bags has the ability to improve cardiovascular health and even prevent diabetes! Further to this, when this beverage is consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Russian Caravan Tea may assist with weight management! While all Black Teas are generally lower in overall polyphenols and catechins than that of Green Tea, they are still an excellent source of certain antioxidants such as thearubigins and theaflavins, due to the longer oxidation process of the leaves.
 

Additional Info

  • Caffeine Level

    Medium

  • Health Points

    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing

  • Options

    Tea Bags

  • Time of Day

    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening

  • Type

    Black Tea

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    This tea is very good quality,with a great refreshing taste!

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    This product was the reason I tried this company - few offer Russian Caravan tea - my husband is enjoying the tea.

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    best tea ever, might not be everyone's "cup of tea", but i love it. earthy dark flavor with a minute undertone of sweetness. 10/10

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    I drink this tea because it does not have excessive tannine so can be drunk without milk.

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    The only tea I buy! Well worth the effort.

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    I LOVE Russian Caravan tea and the tea leaves are my regular morning brew! As I travel a lot for work I thought it would be nice to have some tea bags so that I can still have a decent cup of tea when not at home! I have just tried your RC teabags and I am very disappointed. I believe that usually... Read More.

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    Очень интересный, крепкий чай со своеобразным ароматом. Вкусно!

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    Brought back many happy memories after years of searching.

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    Good quality tea well packed.

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    Excellent

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    Excellent quality for the price, though a few more leaves would be more than welcome in their tea bags.

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    Excellent

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    As Above

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    Tasteless

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    My favourite tea.

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    I was pleased with the pricing of the product (50% cheaper than a rival brand), Russian Caravan tea is my most favorite of all teas. I was however disappointed with the strength of the tea. Maybe this is partly due to my particular preferences, but the teabags were significantly weaker than a... Read More.

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    Rather a weak flavoured tea. Very mild and rather non-descript.

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    Excellent

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    lovely tea, malty and drinkable

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    The Russian caravan tea bags tasted nothing like the taste of loose leaf Russian caravan tea. Extremely bland, sorry.

Feefo reviews : Average 91% (78 reviews)