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Russian Caravan

What's the link between tea, camels and campfires? Read More

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What's the link between tea, camels and campfires?

Our famous Russian Caravan takes its name from the camel-drawn caravans which slowly travelled the ancient trade routes through Russia, taking this tea on an arduous journey from China to the tea tables of Europe. A century in the making, this tea was one of our very first blends, bringing together the rich, malty taste of Assam with the authentic campfire smokiness of Lapsang Souchong from Fujian. We've added high-grown Nepalese tea to balance the smoke-tinged taste with light, bright top notes – all in all, the result is a multi-layered brew with rich, layered tones of spice, sweetness, malt and smoke. It's an old time classic with a real sense of history…
  • Tea Type

    Black Tea

  • Origin


  • Taste Profile

    Sweet, Malty, Aromatic, Rich

  • Tastes like

    Complex layers of spice, smoke and malty sweetness

  • Food pairing

    Try pairing this with dark chocolate dipped apricots

  • When to drink

    Divine at dusk and beautiful for breakfast


Brew the perfect cup

Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be enjoyed with or without milk.

A note from Whittard

“I don’t respond that well to caffeine, so I tend to go to our fruit and herbal infusions. Baked Apple is one of my favourites, and rooibos is lovely as a caffeine-free breakfast tea.”

- Octavia, Cambridge Store Manager


Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we’ve been experimenting with our own inventive blends. The Chinese were the first to try blending tea leaves with fruits and flowers and it takes time, skill and imagination to master the art. It’s all about creating the perfect balance of flavours: we blind taste at least 20 different variations before settling on the perfect recipe. Just as some musicians have perfect pitch, an expert tea blender needs to have some pretty perceptive tastebuds…


Russian Caravan

We've chosen the number 40 for this tea, the speed in km that a camel can maintain for up to an hour. Those caravans must have been quite a sight…

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We’re confident that you’ll love our products as much as we do. Our Taste Guarantee means that if anything fails to meet your expectations you can return for an exchange or full refund – just remember to enclose the original receipt if you're returning it by post or popping in store. That way you're free to try something new, without the risk of disappointment.

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* * * * * Good brew by Dave on 2nd November 2015

I like this tea as my early morning cups... A good strong flavour to start the day. Re the previous review.. Sorry I got mine in store

* * * * * Like it by Ade on 13th October 2015

Bought this in bags when visiting Bath after trying Russian Caravan in a tea room. loved the tea, real shame you cannot get it in store now, and do not see bags as an option online.

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