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russian caravan tea bags

by eastern shore tea company

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type: black

origin: china

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

There are many blends of Russian Caravan tea, but we have kept ours true to its origins. Delicate China teas were transported overland for the use of the aristocracy. Tea was favored as early as the 17th century, but was steep in price, since Russia could not trade directly with China. So Russia established regular caravan routes, to transport tea from the producing regions of northern China, via Mongolia. Horses and mules carried hundreds of pounds of tea over the mountains of Kalgon, northwest of Peking. Then as many as 300 camels crossed the Gobi Desert to Kayakhta, a neutral zone between the two countries. The round trip was 11,000 miles and took 16 months to traverse. On completion of the Trans Siberian Railway in 1905, delivery took only seven weeks, and the great caravans faded into history. A blend of China teas, true to its origins. Black tea. Contains Caffeine. 20 Foil wrapped tea bags in our classic white ribbon bag. 1.4 oz. (40g.)

Recent reviews

    • Payton Russell


      Pretty good, i enjoyed it. Really simple and great tasting

    • melissa Dichiaro


      This was a decent black tea. The flavor was strong and not bitter

    • Nadia Bentley


      This was good but nothing really special. A little strong