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Russian Caravan

Russian Caravan

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A balanced, well-rounded black tea with similar tones to Lapsang Souchong but slightly less smoky and stronger in black tea flavours. This full-bodied blend is ideal for those who enjoy smoke in moderation!

Russian Caravan is a classic Chinese tea blend names for the famous goods caravan that traversed the plateaus of Mongolia into Russian to bring tea to the Russian Imperial court. Not only was the smokiness of this blend favoured in Russia; the smoking process also served to help preserve the tea leaves for the long journey across Asia and the various climates that would be encountered along the way.

Our version of Russian Caravan has the classic Tea Palace twist of taking the finest quality, whole black Lapsang Souchong leaves and blending them with spicy Chinese Yunnan for a blend of outstanding quality and full-bodied, balanced smoky flavour.

Russian Caravan is also included in the following signature gift collections:

To Enjoy

Place one teaspoon per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Add freshly boiled water and infuse for 4 minutes. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling.


Black Tea.

Allergens Note: All products are packed in an environment that contains nuts and other allergens.

Our Sizes Explained


Standard Caddy

Our bespoke white and lilac caddy is the perfect way to keep your infusion fresh.
Contains enough for approximately 40 cups of happiness.

Refill Pouch

Refill Cartons

The refill carton, available in Standard and Large, is a perfect, environmentally friendly way to replenish your Tea Palace Caddies.

Contains enough for approximately 40 cups (Standard) or 60 cups (Large) of one of our infusions.

Sample Caddy

Sample Caddy

Our small sample size caddy weighs 45g and is the perfect way to try a new infusion or multiple different blends.
It contains enough for approximately 10 cups of goodness. 

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About Russian Caravan

Russian Caravan tea is a classic blend with a rich history and a distinctive flavour profile. Originating from the trade routes between China and Russia, this tea blend is named after the caravans that transported tea from China to Russia via camel and horseback, crossing vast distances over the Silk Road.

The blend typically consists of a combination of black teas, often including Lapsang Souchong, Keemun, and Assam teas. Each type of tea contributes its unique characteristics to the blend, resulting in a well-balanced and complex flavour profile.

One of the key components of Russian Caravan tea is Lapsang Souchong, a black tea that is renowned for its smoky aroma and flavor. This tea is traditionally smoked over pinewood fires, imparting a distinctively smoky taste that adds depth and character to the blend.

Keemun tea, another common component of Russian Caravan, contributes a rich and malty flavour with subtle fruity and floral notes. Assam tea, known for its bold and robust character, adds strength and body to the blend, rounding out the overall flavour profile.

The resulting brew is bold, full-bodied, and slightly smoky, with a smooth and mellow finish. Russian Caravan tea is perfect for those who appreciate a rich and robust cup of tea with a touch of exotic flair.

Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with hearty foods, Russian Caravan tea offers a truly satisfying tea-drinking experience that pays homage to the historical trade routes that brought tea from China to Russia.