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Russian Caravan Organic Black Tea Blend

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If you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, we will, with your assistance, resolve the problem easily and quickly. We will issue your choice of a replacement, credit, or refund within 30 days of purchase. Please include a copy of your receipt with the products you wish to return.

We would appreciate a short description of the reason for return; your feedback helps us understand the needs of our valued customers.

As with all products made from agricultural produce, there may be slight variations between batches. We do our best to create consistency in flavor and leaf cut, but there may occasionally be slight variations, depending on the time of harvest, or other factors. These slight differences shouldn’t be noticeable to the overall flavor and benefits of the product.

There will be no refunds or credits for custom blends or special orders. 

Russian Caravan Organic Black Tea Blend - Loose Leaf Tea Market
Russian Caravan Organic Black Tea Blend - Loose Leaf Tea Market

Why Our Teas

  • Gluten Free

  • Non GMO

  • Nothing Artificial

  • Organic & Natural

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Smoky black tea blend

Russian Caravan gets its rich smoky flavor by blending pine-smoked black tea leaves with traditionally prepared black and oolong tea leaves. This unique tea originated on the Silk Road on the camel caravans that traveled the trade routes from Beijing to Moscow. 

To learn more about this tea, check out this article, A smoky cup of ancient history.

pouring tea from a pot into a cup

How to Enjoy

Brewing Instructions

Steep one teaspoon of Russian Caravan in hot water for 1 to 3 minutes. Adjust amounts and steeping time to personal preference.

Tasting notes

Smoky bold black tea


Darjeeling*, Keemun*, Oolong*, Lapsang Souchong* (*certified organic)



Yes! In fact, we encourage steeping your tea leaves more than once to explore how our teas change each time you brew them. However, we do recommend adding another minute or two to your total steep time with every new brew.


From the date of purchase, your loose leaf tea will be at peak freshness for a year. We are obsessed with freshness and potency, which is why we make each blend in small batches in our tea store in Phoenix, Arizona.


The best way to keep your tea fresh, potent, and flavorful is to store it in an airtight container such as ceramic, glass, or non-reactive stainless steel, away from sources of light, heat, moisture, and odors.You can learn more about how to store your loose leaf tea by clicking here. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Methuselah (Brookline, US)

Website says the blend is different from the ingredients listed on the container; I found this blend tasted flat. have ordered Russian Caravan from this company before and loved it, which is why I ordered again. The container was overfilled, which caused some tea to spill the first time I opened it. I also found the container is difficult to put my tea spoon in, which causes the leaves to break and crush.

Nicole McKinney
A smoky tea that's not all smoke.

This Russian Caravan had me from the first smoky whiff. I could barely let it steep, I wanted to keep lifting the lid! Smoke soon yielded to notes of fresh cedar, then gentle, soothing mushroom with a mildly astringent mouthfeel. The slightest splash of cream intensified that delicious mushroom note. Comfort in a cup. Best Russian Caravan I've found!

Best Ever!

My husband and I are fans of Russian Caravan, especially as a light afternoon break. After moving to the valley, I had trouble finding a tea purveyor that carried it locally, especially since I was not looking for something bagged and sitting on a shelf. (I guess to some people this is an acquired taste.) But after taking a tea class from Larry Canepa, he told us about Loose Leaf as well as adding some orange marmalade to the tea. It's been a life changer! This Russian Caravan is the best quality and grade I have ever had. It's worth a try if you are into a bold tea experience!