£6.00 for 125g loose tea
This exotic blend name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the transcontinental tea trade, from tea-producing areas to Russia.
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"a revitalising, warming drink"
In Russia, the traditional way to serve tea was from a Samovar, which stood on the family table in the home, ready to dispense fortifying black tea to anyone needing a revitalising, warming drink.
This particular blend is from the Keemun County in Anhui Province and is a black, wiry tea which produces a black, amber liquor.
It's easy on the palate and makes a lovely breakfast tea - a wake up call and treat for the taste buds.
"In Russia, the traditional way to serve tea was from a Samovar"
This is great example of a Russian Caravan tea, and here are some tips to get the most from it:
- Use freshly drawn cold water
- Use water at a “rolling boil” (100?C)
- Use a teapot - 1 teaspoon per person and one for the pot
- Steep for 3 to 5 minutes (or to your taste) to let the flavour and colour fully develop
- Delivers well with a splash of milk but can be enjoyed black too
… and for freshness every time, keep your tea somewhere cool, dark, dry and airtight!
" a heady mixture of warm air and aromatic juices"
Black tea, just like green tea, comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant.
- After plucking, the leaves are laid on drying trays & withered to remove some moisture and make more pliable
- The leaves are then rolled and laid out and a heady mixture of warm air, aromatic juices, bacteria & enzymes leads to oxidation (a natural reaction that affects strength & colour)
- Oxidation is stopped by firing (with hot air) when the leaves are the right (brown) colour depending on the region
- The leaves turn black as they dry
... and finally, are sorted or graded by size
Black tea is a natural source of antioxidants that may help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals
- Black tea from Keemun, China
Russian Caravan is my favourite tea, and without shadow of doubt Twinings Russian Caravan is the best one I have tasted. It is slightly more expensive than some brands I've tried, but worth every penny. Brewed to strength, it is the perfect beverage throughout the day. My little ritual is that I hold my mug and inhale the gentle, smokey flavoured brew slowly, savouring the intensely amber colour and fragrance before taking a sip. It doesn't matter how many times a day I drink, this is a moment of magic with every fresh brew. I think this is how tea is meant to taste.
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