Looking for Russian Caravan

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Looking for Russian Caravan

Postby ykarnay » Jul 13th, '07, 10:40

Hi all,

I am from NYC and my boyfriend asked me to stock up on Russian Caravan, loose tea if I ever found it. The only company he tried was Twinnings but unfortunatelly, Russian Caran has been discontinued.

Can anyone suggest a store or a website where I can purchase this tea?

Very much appreciate it.

Thanks.
Yulia

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Postby Samovar » Jul 13th, '07, 10:45

Culinary Teas carries Russian Caravan.

http://www.culinaryteas.com/Specialty_B ... n_Tea.html

The quality of their teas is excellent as well as their customer service.

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Postby xine » Jul 13th, '07, 11:12

Adagio also has Lapsang Souchong- also known as Russian caravan:

https://www.adagio.com/black/lapsang_souchong.html

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Postby Mary R » Jul 13th, '07, 15:08

Jamie from the blog Tea on Tap published a review of Dragonwater's fruity version of Russian Caravan. (They have two--a 'fruity' and 'smoky'.) You might want to check that out.

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Postby Chip » Jul 13th, '07, 15:32

Welcome to the forum!

...yeah...Russia Caravan can mean anything from smokey to more of a Chinese Keemun or a Congou. It is like English Breakfast, seems like everyone has their own interpretation of it. I had Twinings Russian Caravan years ago and I do not recall it being smokey.

Most tea drinkers equate it with a smoky Chinese black, but not as smoky as lapsang souchong.

You should be able to find a replacement for it regardless, but like most of us, you may need to try several in order to find what you like.

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Postby evilive » Nov 28th, '07, 21:39

Chip wrote:Russia Caravan can mean anything from smokey to more of a Chinese Keemun or a Congou. It is like English Breakfast, seems like everyone has their own interpretation of it. I had Twinings Russian Caravan years ago and I do not recall it being smokey.


Twinings Russian Caravan is a tea I often drink and always have stocked up. It is, however, quite hit/miss on the smokiness front. I do always enjoy the flavour and feel of the tea, but it ranges from being hardly smokey to leaning towards being too smokey. Delicious tea though

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Postby skywarrior » Nov 29th, '07, 02:20

Ah, ok. I remember Russian Caravan tea, but I hadn't a clue that it was Lapsang Souchong. Smoky, yes, I seem to remember it was.

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Re: Looking for Russian Caravan

Postby keka_u92 » Sep 28th, '15, 18:12

This seems very pleasant!
Handblended in Brooklyn New York
http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Russian-Caravan-Blend-black/dp/B00L3MG3KU

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Re: Looking for Russian Caravan

Postby entropyembrace » Sep 28th, '15, 21:05

it doesn't seem to be discontinued: http://www.twinings.co.uk/tea/loose-bla ... an-caravan

but DHL shipping from UK would be expensive...

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Re: Looking for Russian Caravan

Postby ClarG » Nov 2nd, '15, 15:31

I usually just buy loose Russian caravan tea from a local tea seller, as you can find them at farmer's markets, natural food stores, and I have seen it in supermarkets but it's generally more expensive for bagged or loose tea there than it is from tea sellers.

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