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Black Tea

Russian Caravan

Russian Caravan is a blend of oolong, keemun, and lapsang souchong teas. It is described as an aromatic and full-bodied tea with a sweet, malty taste. Although a Chinese tea, its name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the transcontinental tea trade from tea-producing areas (namely India, Ceylon and China) to Europe via Russia. "It took at least half a year to make the six thousand mile journey from the Chinese border to Russia, and the voyage was harsh.  Folk lore states that the tea got it's smoky aroma from unloading the tea bales each night from the wagons and stacking them around the campfires to keep out the moisture of the night.

Ingredients:  Oolong, keemun and lapsang souchong black teas

 

2 oz in a sealed tin




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