Russian Caravan

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Updated: Feb. 28, 2012 

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About Russian Caravan

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Russian caravan tea, sometimes just called caravan tea, or other names involving "Russian", is a blend of black teas that involves lapsang souchong blended with other black tea. The name refers to a style of tea that was transported by caravan from China through Mongolia and into Russia, starting in the late 1600's.[1] The other types of black tea used in the blend are virtually endless, and commonly include such teas as Assam, Keemun, or Darjeeling. Russian caravan sometimes contains oolong tea as well; because most modern blends do not contain oolong, and because the oolong tends to be of a darker character and does not appreciably change this tea from having a black-tea-like character, we have chosen to list this blend as a style of black tea.

Lapsang souchong imparts a smoky aroma to the tea, and the resulting blend is usually quite smoky. Typically the other teas used in the blend have a stronger quality than the Lapsang souchong, which tends to be a mellow, smooth tea with a low caffeine content. The resulting blends typically are more caffeinated, more bitter, and less smoky than Lapsang souchong on its own.

Because both Lapsang souchong and the other black teas used to create the Russian caravan blend come in many different grades and qualities, Russian caravan itself comes in many different grades and has widely variable quality.

References:

1. Stash Caravan Tea, Retrieved Dec. 3, 2009.

Best Russian Caravan

The notion of the "best" Russian Caravan is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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TB75: Baker Street Afternoon Blend

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
48
3 Ratings
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Russian Caravan

Brand:Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Russian Country

Brand:Harney and Sons
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Russian Caravan

Brand:Peet's Coffee and Tea (Peets)
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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TB60: Russian Caravan

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of TB75: Baker Street Afternoon Blend

TB75: Baker Street Afternoon Blend

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
48
3 Ratings

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