Looking for Russian Caravan

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Looking for Russian Caravan

by ykarnay » Jul 13th 07 2:40 pm

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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by Samovar » Jul 13th 07 2:45 pm

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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by xine » Jul 13th 07 3:12 pm

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

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

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by desmoface » Jul 13th 07 6:56 pm

I tried some of this:
http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/item.a ... 70&begin=0

It was pretty dang good.

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by Mary R » Jul 13th 07 7:08 pm

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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by Chip » Jul 13th 07 7:32 pm

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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by evilive » Nov 29th 07 2:39 am

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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by skywarrior » Nov 29th 07 7:20 am

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

by keka_u92 » Sep 28th 15 10:12 pm

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

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Re: Looking for Russian Caravan

by entropyembrace » Sep 29th 15 1:05 am

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

by ClarG » Nov 2nd 15 8:31 pm

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.