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I tried this again today at Peet’s thinking I might like it better this time… I was wrong.

As anyone who follows my tea log knows I like some smoky teas but this just seems to have no subtleness at all, it’s harsh and nasty in my opinion. I imagine whatever this is blended with is just too strong for the lapsang. Eccch.

I like the Russian Country from Harney and Sons which is a lot nicer, IMO

Barb

“Liking” because of your comparison with H&S. I have some Harney’s Russian Caravan in my stash and might have been tempted to order Peet’s. Now I think I’ll take a pass, and remove it from my shopping list if I find it’s there. And it’s high time I tried the Harney’s to find out whether it’s still viable. (I think its > a year old.)

TeaBrat

I don’t think black tea goes bad very quickly so I’m sure it’s still fine. :)

Barb

I’m about to start a “staycation” so I’ll have lots of opportunities to sample my stash! I bought this when I was hunting for a replacement for Twinings’ Russian Caravan and had rejected it because it was “just another Lapsang Souchong,” LOL! Wish I knew what it was that grabbed me about the Twinings’ because it isn’t sold in the States any longer. But I don’t remember it being smoky at all.

TeaBrat

Some Russian Caravans do not have a smoky element in them, I’m not sure why some of them do and some of them don’t…

Bonnie

Guess that’s why Peet’s has the word Coffee after the name. I love the Major Dickinson coffee…that’s about all!

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Barb

“Liking” because of your comparison with H&S. I have some Harney’s Russian Caravan in my stash and might have been tempted to order Peet’s. Now I think I’ll take a pass, and remove it from my shopping list if I find it’s there. And it’s high time I tried the Harney’s to find out whether it’s still viable. (I think its > a year old.)

TeaBrat

I don’t think black tea goes bad very quickly so I’m sure it’s still fine. :)

Barb

I’m about to start a “staycation” so I’ll have lots of opportunities to sample my stash! I bought this when I was hunting for a replacement for Twinings’ Russian Caravan and had rejected it because it was “just another Lapsang Souchong,” LOL! Wish I knew what it was that grabbed me about the Twinings’ because it isn’t sold in the States any longer. But I don’t remember it being smoky at all.

TeaBrat

Some Russian Caravans do not have a smoky element in them, I’m not sure why some of them do and some of them don’t…

Bonnie

Guess that’s why Peet’s has the word Coffee after the name. I love the Major Dickinson coffee…that’s about all!

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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