Thoughts On Russian Caravan May 14 2015
The term Russian Caravan was given to Chinese teas, oolong and keemun (Camellia sinensis) which made a thousands of mile journey by camel to Europe through Russia. The journey was months long and the teas would pick up scents, such as from fauna and campfires, along the way. Thus the name arose, Russian Caravan.
Now of course, we do not send our Russian Caravan blend via camel on this trip to get that woodsy, smokey flavor any longer so instead our blend adds the wonderful pine chip fire dried lapsing soughing, giving our Russian Caravan that smoky flavor. Woodsy assam is then added to compliment the smokiness with a floral and fauna taste. Awesome!