Russian Caravan, Organic

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This classic blend is strong and bold, with an intriguing complexity—just how we like our breakfast teas. Our Organic Russian Caravan’s sophistication stems from the careful composition of four high-quality organic large leaf teas—lapsang souchong, dark oolong, assam, & puerh—perfectly balanced to deliver a kiss of smoke and sweetness to your palate. This tea brings new life to an ancient tradition of flavor.

Historically, teas were brought to Russia from China via large caravans of camels. They transported massive cargos of Chinese loose leaf tea over 5000 miles from Peking to Moscow: smoky black teas, large leaf oolongs, and aged puerh were mixed and consumed along the arduous journey. They called it Camel Caravan Tea, but today it is known throughout the world as Russian Caravan.


  • Organic Russian Caravan tea
  • Origins: China & India
  • Sample = 5 8-oz Servings
  • 1 LB Bulk = $0.23 / Serving
  • Gluten-free & Sugar-free

Ingredients: organic lapsang shouchong, organic oolong, organic assam, organic pu'erh

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Price: $4.00

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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
3-5 mins.
Per 8 oz. water

Black Tea

  • Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral
  • Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
  • Calorie-free, Fat-free, Gluten-free
  • Black Tea is known to banish fatigue, stimulate mental powers, and raise energy levels. It has been shown to reduce stress hormone levels and acts as a nerve sedative, frequently relieving headaches. Black tea contains a number of vitamins considered essential for maintaining health, including Carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, has antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin B1 and Panothenic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.

    Black Tea also contains antioxidants which may help to protect your body from the ravages of aging and environmental effects. Because they are allowed to ferment completely before drying, most black teas are especially rich in those polyphenols which have been shown to be effective against dementia in aging as well as AIDS related dementia. These compounds penetrate the blood brain barrier and have also been found to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

    Black tea is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It can be topically applied to cuts, bruises and burns, and is famous for its sunburn relief and has been shown to have a positive effect on preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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    I got my order and really am enjoying this tea. It has a delicious flavor!—Heidi Casso
    This tea is great, but the flavor is not for me. A bit to smoky for my tastes. Having said that, it is still a fantastic - high quality - tea to keep on hand when you want a deep, statement flavor.—Hthorn
    My mouth is so confused! All of these black teas are favorites and I totally expected to love this blend. My taster and my brain keep trying to find the powerful tastes of lapsang souchong and puerh, both of which I love. Because, yes, this is a blend and I keep looking for individual flavors. I do not hate it and may learn to really love it. I am giving it 4 stars because I think it is an excellent tea and it can't be helped that I keep trying to separate out the individual teas.—Gloria
    I ordered a sample of Russian Caravan and Oh My Goodness! This one hits our list of 'must have in the tea drawer'. Sip this tea with your eyes closed and you would swear you were sipping tea along side of an ancient caravan next to a wonderful fire. Warm, earthy, complex and a subtle hint of campfire smoke. Truly one of my favorite bold teas!—CJ
    By far this is my favorite tea of all time. It's strong, it's smokey, and at times it's borderline funky. Russian Caravan is an absolutely perfect blend if you're into tea that'll smack you upside the head. If you're new to tea however... I'd probably wait before trying it, because most people new to tea like this can't get over the smell. —J.Kilde
    By far this is my favorite tea of all time. It's strong, it's smokey, and at times it's borderline funky. Russian Caravan is an absolutely perfect blend if you're into tea that'll smack you upside the head. If you're new to tea however... I'd probably wait before trying it, because most people new to tea like this can't get over the smell. —J.Kilde
    This sounds strange, but this tea reminds me of leather. The smoky flavor is deep, sultry, almost sensual. It's a step away from the ordinary but it evokes an earthy comfort of which I can't get enough. What a delight!—Abby
    You can't go wrong with this blend if you love a smoky flavored tea. Its very smooth as well, no bitterness at all.—JulieVee
    I wasn't sure if this tea was what I expected it to be when I first opened it. I made a cup of it and as soon as I took my first sip there it was, right away: gloomy November morning in Russia, I am still about 8 or 9, I have to get ready for school and leave while it is still dark outside, my grandmother is making my breakfast and the only comforting thing about all this is my grandma's hands and the hot tea... I didn't even know I had that memory until I had this tea! It was truly amazing! Amazing tea! Very good flavor, sophisticated and strong! —Ella
    If you like single malt unblended scotch this is the oolong for you. Wonderful smoke scent and flavor a good replacement for your strong morning cup of coffee.—wildman
    This really wasn't to my taste, reminds me of a smoked BBQ meat.—LMN127
    Ordered a sample of these tea and was taken aback by the smoky aroma, think campfire. I was worried that the flavor may be overpowering, but I did not find this to be the case. Very full bodied and enjoyable. I will be placing a bulk order to have on hand. If your not afraid of smoky teas I would highly recommend.—Andrew
    I ordered this tea in the sample size, as I have never tried a pu'reh team before. When I opened it I was a bit nervous by the smell, but as they say, YOLO. This isa bold flavored tea, but in a delightful way. It's smooth, smokey, and is perfect with a bit of raw honey. I just re-ordered in bulk and can't wait to make this tea part of my daily ritual!—Shannon Roth
    I can't get enough. Excellent smokey flavor, it is my morning go to tea. —Calico67
    I gave this as a gift to a Russian friend of mine, and she said it was much better than the tea of the same name she got in Russia. —Jen
    this tea is very smokey. If you don't like lapsang souchong you will not like this probably.—anne delano
    I have found a new favorite. This is wonderful, smoky, full bodied tea that is perfect for those mornings when it is just too hard to get moving. It has the wonderful smokiness of lapsang souchong but is a milder smoke due to the combination of other teas with the lapsang souchong. The pu'erh adds a wonderful deep almost chocolatey note. If you love lapsang souchong you will rave about the delicious taste of this tea. I highly recommend it!—Jennifer Baldwin
    yum thank you—Pamela Pitt