Russian Caravan Loose Tea
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One of our very first blends, this loose leaf black tea has a subtle sweetness, malty richness and a hint of smoke.
Our famous Russian Caravan takes its name from the camel-drawn caravans which travelled the ancient trade routes through Russia, taking this tea from China to the tea tables of Europe.
This loose leaf blend brings together the rich, malty taste of Assam with the authentic campfire smokiness of Lapsang Souchong from Fujian. We've added high-grown Nepalese tea to balance the smoke-tinged taste with light, bright top notes – all in all, the result is a multi-layered brew with rich, layered tones of spice, sweetness, malt and smoke. It's an old-time classic with a real sense of history.
• Tea type: Black
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups
• Ideal for using with: Glass Pao Infuser Mug, Chelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
Stackable Caddy: If you choose the caddy option it will stack with our other tea caddies
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More about this Tea
Complex layers of spice, smoke and malty sweetness
Try pairing this with dark chocolate dipped apricots
We've chosen the number 40 for this tea, the speed in km that a camel can maintain for up to an hour. Those caravans must have been quite a sight
Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we've been experimenting with our own inventive blends. Today you'll find extraordinary creativity in our collection, from unique twists on classics like English Breakfast to more inventive blends laden with fruit and flowers.
How to Make
1 tsp loose tea
- Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
- Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 98 degrees
- Wait for 3-5 minutes
- Remove infuser and enjoy
2 tsp loose tea
100ml freshly boiled water
Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)
- Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
- Pour over freshly boiled water. Remove the teabag/infuser
- Top up with plenty of ice
- Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
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