Russian Caravan

A Black Tea from


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Calculated from 18 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Steep for 3 min, 45 sec
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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...” Read full tasting note
“Unclear just how much tea I drank last night, but I realized I never logged any of it. Oh well, this is the first cup of the morning!” Read full tasting note
“For breakfast at sf ferry building, with a mariposa bakery cinnamon roll :) that’s more like it!” Read full tasting note
“First of all I’m geeking out because I got 4 tea swap packages in the mail today. Thank you kaybee for sending me this tea. I would say this is a perfect blend of black and lapsang. Reminds me of...” Read full tasting note


This signature blend isn’t actually of Russian origin, but honors the tradition of the 19th century tea trade. Well-rounded with a full, smooth, ever-so-slightly smoky flavor.

Horse and camel caravans would spend sixteen months making the roundtrip journey to Eastern China, arriving in the Russian capital laden with chests of tea. The leaves aged a bit along the way; Russian Caravan’s quality probably improved significantly with the opening of the Trans-Siberian railroad. Peet’s take on this historic favorite is a Signature blend of China black teas for a smooth and smoky cup.

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