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Russian Caravan by the Pound

Item No. 500131

Available: Peet's Store

Price:   per lb. $23.80

This signature blend isn’t actually of Russian origin, but honors the tradition of the 19th century tea trade.

Flavor Notes

Well-rounded with a full, smooth, ever-so-slightly smoky flavor

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About this tea

Tea Story

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.

Brewing Tips

Start with a preheated cup or teapot.
Measure 1 spoonful (3g) of tea for each cup of water.
Bring the water to a rolling boil; steep tea for 5 minutes.
Strain leaves while pouring.

Customer Reviews
  • Jack , drinking Peet's since 1970' 3/27/14
  • Leasburg, NC

Being Southern, I drink this tea over ice. I usually cut it with an equal portion of a different black tea which will change the character slightly depending on what is chosen and I can still enjoy the smoky flavor (please note: some would say the tea lacks subtlety which is why I cut it but that is why it holds up so well with ice).

This has been my goto tea for over 25 years. I have never gotten tired of it nor have I found anything else i like as much (although the Earl Grey is also good).

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