Russian Caravan

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Black Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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  • “I like this tea a lot. Hot, it's a decent blend of black teas, nothing spectacularly mind-blowing, but good tasting and certainly hearty. The only problem I have with it is that I am prone to...” Read full tasting note
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    narwhalclub 15 tasting notes
  • “A pleasantly delicious tea and a first time trying this brand and blend of tea; good quality teas, you can tell in the taste. I am not too familiar with this type of blend, but I expected a...” Read full tasting note
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    MacchaMan 54 tasting notes

From Mark T. Wendell

Our take on the famous centuries old tea blend that was so sought after in Russia that special caravans were commissioned to personally deliver it to the Czar. A beguiling blend of black teas that brews into a fine cup that is sure to please. Our special blend contains no smoky aromas.

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I like this tea a lot. Hot, it’s a decent blend of black teas, nothing spectacularly mind-blowing, but good tasting and certainly hearty. The only problem I have with it is that I am prone to getting severe bouts of nausea if I drink it before I’ve had any food. The same applies to almost all black teas though, especially blends with an Assam in them. I find this tea to be spectacular iced. I’m not sure if I want to continually stock the 8oz tin that I have of this, but I wouldn’t mind it being consistently in my cupboard.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I was interested in this one as well. Just ordered some stuff from MTW and it didn’t make it onto the short list. :)

narwhalclub

Ooooo, what’d you get?

TeaBrat

Hu Kwa, Victorian Afternoon and Manhattan Tribute (should arrive today!)

narwhalclub

Nice! I’m curious to see what you think of the Manhattan Tribute :)

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A pleasantly delicious tea and a first time trying this brand and blend of tea; good quality teas, you can tell in the taste.

I am not too familiar with this type of blend, but I expected a heartier flavor profile. It is very tasty but not what I thought it would be; I was expecting a smokier taste, not as much as Lapsang Souchong but at least contributing to the flavor. This Russian Caravan is smooth…actually, this is all I can say about it, there is really no depth or complexity to it. I am aware that this type of blend does have some Lapsong Souchong blended in for flavor and intrigue, but the only time you taste smokiness is in the aftertaste and then it’s only a whisper on the palate. When drinking, Russian Caravan is somewhat malty, again, not as much as drinking Assam alone but noticeable.

Not a hearty tea however, a good afternoon tea.

Would I recommend this blend, yes…for the afternoon or when you don’t feel like a heavy, malty blend. I would like to try this same blend from other vendors for comparison.

I would say try this for something different, quiet and refined.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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