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Russian Caravan

A wonderful tea blended to an ancient recipe from Formosa Oolong, China Keemun and India Darjeeling.

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The Russian Tsar Alexis in 1618 received tea from china as a gift which began regular commerce between the two countries. The Camel Trains formed Caravans which transported the tea overland in exchange for furs and which would have been similar to our Russian Caravan Blend.

By the end of the eighteenth century 6 camel loads of tea a year was being drunk in Russia. The caravans only ended in 1903 when the Trans Siberian railway was opened quickening the journey time from 18 months to 1 week.

This blend has a distinctive fragrant and full-bodied flavour with a fruity mellowness and a hint of smokiness.

It can be enjoyed black or with milk and we recommend brewing this tea for 3 and a half minutes at 100C.

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As with coffee, we source our tea through established relationships with individual farms, cooperatives and trusted partners. Although our business started with coffee, we introduced tea in the 1980s and spent a lot of time developing our selection and creating our very own blends.

Sustainability is an equally important factor in the tea growing process, both to our business and the wider tea industry. The most important part of the entire tea process is that the coffee farmers, their families and their communities all benefit from our relationships. Specifically, we work with tea estates which care for the local environment, work hard to combat climate change and support the workers and their families.

 

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