Russian Caravan

Probably because of our Russian heritage we also love drinking Russian Caravan tea, a bold breakfast tea. This tea is not for everyone, but if you're not a coffee drinker (or even if you are) Russian Caravan tea will definitely kick-start your day!

Davidson's Organic Russian Caravan Full Leaf Tea
1.7 Ounce Bag

Russian Caravan is a blend of Oolong, Keemun and Lapsang Souchong teas, all produced from Camellia sinensis, the Chinese tea plant. The name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the transcontinental tea trade from tea-producing areas (namely India, Ceylon and China) to Europe via Russia. Russian Caravan has a distinctive smoky aroma caused by the Lapsang Souchong in the blend, originally intended as a natural preservative.

No doubt our great-grandfather Yakov drank Russian Caravan tea! He is pictured here in the 1880s wearing his adjutant general's uniform. He was a general in the Russian cavalry, 11th Dragoons.