Item No: 4811-50
Fruity Russian Caravan is truly a one-of-a-kind blend. Assam & Keemun with the addition of Chinese Lychee tea gives this tea a wonderful fruitiness. Small amounts of Lapsang offer a hint of smokiness. A great afternoon tea.
Since 1638, tea has had a rich and varied history in Russia. due in part to Russia's cold northern climate, it is today onsidered one of the most popular beverages in the country,[and is closely associated with traditional Russian culture. It was traditionally drunk at afternoon tea, but has since spread as an all day drink, especially at the end of meals served with dessert. An important aspect of the Russian tea culture is the ubiquitous Russian tea brewing device known as a samovar, which has become a symbol of hospitality and comfort.
A notable feature of Russian tea culture is the two-step brewing process. Tea concentrate is prepared by steeping enough dry leaf for several persons in a small teapot. Then, each person pours some quantity of this concentrate into the cup and mixes it with hot water. This way one can make theirs tea as weak or strong as wanted to one's taste. Sugar, lemon, honey or jam can then be added freely.