Russian Caravan

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Malt
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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From Whittard of Chelsea

A delightful blend of medium-strong Chinese Yunnan province tea with a warming flavour from the naturally sweet China leaves and a hint of Assam-style maltiness which is otherwise unknown in China. It is the name originally given to China tea imported across Russia by the camel caravan into Europe.

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8 Tasting Notes

68
1118 tasting notes

Thank you adagio breeze for this sample.

Watching series 2 of Luther and going through some samples to help clear my cupboard. Served this tea with only a drop of soy milk.

Flavour is softer than expected with a slight smokiness and malted with little to no astringency or harshness. A little too weak for me, I used 1tsp of leaves so next time I will try it with 1.5tsp or maybe even 2tsp and see how it bares as a breakfast tea. Still it’s an average Russian Caravan blend and worth trying.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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96 tasting notes

Lately I just haven’t felt up to evaluating tea, so I’ve been sticking mainly to my old reliable strong bagged black + soymilk + sugar. But now we’re in the throes of a cold snap and I’m drinking cup after cup to keep warm, so I figured it was about time I tried a loose tea from my stash that I haven’t reviewed.

I still don’t have the vocabulary to describe this one, but I really like it! “Earthy” is probably a good word for it. It’s smooth and kind of sweet and savory at the same time, and it went nicely with the sourdough rye toast I had with it. I happily drank the whole cup without even considering adding milk or sweetener. I think I would prefer it a bit stronger, so I’ll just have to watch how much water I put in my cup next time.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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80
3 tasting notes

i rarely drink strong tea but this is a strong slightly smoky tea
taken without milk or sugar (its how i take all my teas)
a good early morning wake up tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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68
76 tasting notes

Malty. But nice and smooth with a slight bitterness and just what I needed to get me through the rest of the day.

Flavors: Malt

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67
30 tasting notes

Whittard Russian Caravan is a slighty smokey tea available loose or
In Tea bags. Nice to drink in the day.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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68
3 tasting notes

there are few teas i drink with milk .. this being one of those exceptions. i like it’s slight earthiness. great start to a winters day.

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68
9 tasting notes

Good all round tasting tea, great steeped strong with a touch of milk.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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