Russian Caravan Tea Bags
An estimated 80% of Russians drink Tea. The most popular type in Russia? It's debatable, but many believe it is Russian Caravan Tea. Why? Try our Russian Caravan Tea Bags today and discover the truth for yourself! Russian Caravan Tea Bags are no longer just popular in their home country; people love them around the world.
The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company produce the finest quality Russian Caravan Tea. This also applies to Tea Bags, which one can appreciate 50 times over with each packet bought. Tea Connoisseurs flock to this delicious and full-bodied beverage whether they come from Russia or anywhere else in the world. Is it now your turn? We know so.
Expect strong, dark, smoky flavours with malty undertones from the very first sip. Enjoy it time and time again. And then some more! Better still, there are Russian Caravan Tea benefits to be had from frequently consuming this brew. Providing one has a healthy and active lifestyle, this Tea can boost the metabolism and improve cardiovascular health. It can also support the immune system, enhance cognitive function and reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes.
But where did it all begin?
History of Russian Caravan Tea
Bewilderingly, the story of Russian Caravan Tea begins in China. During the 17th Century, traders took large quantities of Tea some 10,000 kilometres via the Sino-Russian trade route. They carried the produce on camel caravans, which often took 16 months at a time!
While there were quicker routes to Russia along the southern borders of Odessa, the Tea often suffered in the moist air and climate. Taking the route via Siberia, on the other hand, ensured the integrity of the Tea owing to the colder, drier climate.
At night, the traders rested by the side of the roads. They made fires to warm and comfort themselves. However, the Tea leaves nearby absorbed the fire's smoke. It took on new characteristics never before seen.
Upon arriving in Russia, this turned out to be in the favour of the traders. The Russians enjoy the smoky flavour of the Tea, which evoked pleasant images of warm, toasty fires and good tobacco in the dead of winter. This, of course, became Russian Caravan Tea.
Today, we consider Russian Caravan Tea 'the accidental Tea'. In our opinion, it is one of the best accidents ever to happen!
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Traditionalists may use a samovar when brewing Russian Caravan Tea. Otherwise, one should consider adding milk, sugar, honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: Some suggest that these Tea Bags have a subtler flavour compared to our Loose Leaf Russian Caravan Tea. This is undoubtedly to the taste of many who might find its Loose Leaf counterpart too strong. Nevertheless, this Tea offers prominent malty flavours and aromas, with a delectably smooth, smoky finish.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Russian Caravan Tea
Like most types of Black Tea, Russian Caravan Tea improves cardiovascular health. This is because of its antioxidants, which combat free radicals in the body. By combating these free radicals, it slows down the natural, though harmful, process of oxidation. This reduces not only the risks of developing cardiovascular disease, but also type-2 diabetes.
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening