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Russian Caravan, Organic

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A bold smoky classic, with intrigue & complexity—just how we like our breakfast teas. A careful composition of 4 high-quality large leaf teas—lapsang souchong, oolong, assam, & puerh—perfectly balanced to deliver a kiss of smoke & sweetness to your palate.


Smooth, smoky and complex

Health Benefits: 

High in Antioxidants: Being a blend of teas like Assam and oolong, Russian Caravan is packed with antioxidants, helping to protect your body's cells by neutralizing harmful free radicals.*

Energy Boost: The high caffeine content in this tea provides a robust boost of energy, making it an excellent choice for a morning or midday pick-me-up.*

Digestive Aid: Pu'erh tea in the blend is known for its ability to aid digestion and support metabolism.*

Stress Reduction: The inclusion of oolong tea, recognized for its stress-reducing properties, contributes to the calming effects of this blend.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before adding new products to your diet, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are taking medication.

Shipping Information:

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  • Processing Time: Orders are shipped from our warehouse within 2-3 business days, Monday–Friday, after payment and delivery address verification.

Returns Policy:

  • Tea Products: Tea cannot be returned as it is a food product. We recommend trying smaller sample sizes to ensure satisfaction before committing to larger bulk sizes.
  • Steepware Returns: For unopened/unused Steepware, we offer store credit (minus the cost of return shipping) within 30 days of your delivery date.
  • Incorrect or Damaged Items: If you received an incorrect or damaged item, please contact us via call or email within 30 days of your delivery date, and we will rectify the problem immediately!
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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
3-5 min
per 8 oz. water

Tasting Notes:

This classic smoky blend is strong and bold, with an intriguing complexity—just how we like our breakfast teas. Our Organic Russian Caravan’s sophistication stems from the careful composition of four high-quality organic large leaf teas—lapsang souchong, dark oolong, Assam, & Puerh—perfectly balanced to deliver a kiss of smoke and sweetness to your palate. This tea brings new life to an ancient tradition of flavor.

Historically, teas were brought to Russia from China via large caravans of camels. They transported massive cargos of Chinese loose leaf tea over 5000 miles from Peking to Moscow: smoky black teas, large leaf oolongs, and aged puerh were mixed and consumed along the arduous journey. They called it Camel Caravan Tea, but today it is known throughout the world as Russian Caravan.

*NOTE: This smoky tea is bold, and not for the faint of heart ;)


  • Organic Russian Caravan tea
  • Origins: China & India
  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • 1/4 LB ~ 50 servings
  • 1 LB ~ 220 servings
  • Lifestyle-Friendly: Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Organic
  • Caffeine: Very High

Ingredients: organic lapsang souchong, organic oolong, organic assam, organic pu'erh

View all of the smoked teas in our collection.

Plant-Based Sachet Material:

Our sachet tea bags are made using a certified non–GMO sugarcane-based material called NeoSoilon® and do not contain any petroleum-based plastics. Our material is a plant-based alternative, obtained from sugarcane fibers, which is 100% biodegradable and compostable.

Customer Reviews

Based on 124 reviews
Amazingly smooth smokey black tea

I love this tea! I was surprised. I don’t usually care for smoked food( meat) and was so pleasantly surprised when a coworker shared some of this tea with me. I was intrigued at first and then fell in love. There is definitely a smoky scent but not over powering. The taste has a smooth taste, strong but not bitter. Up to you how strong you make it but I love this tea black and on a rare occasion I pour a spot of whipping cream when I make it strong. Not sure why this tea doesn’t rate higher. I definitely gave this tea 5 stars. I am ready to purchase my 3rd pound since fall. Just waiting for a sale. I may need to order this tea by subscription for a small savings since I am almost out. Please don’t stop selling this tea. It is the best!

Cynthia A.
Great smokey flavor

This is a very hearty bold tea. It truly has become one of my favorite hot teas in the winter.

Theron B.
My Go-To Afternoon Tea

I enjoy the robust flavor and aroma that conjures images in my mind of caravanserai night campfires.

John S.
I really wanted to like it

I love anything smokey, so I was excited when I read this had a smokey flavor. As soon as I opened the bag I was hit with such an artificial smoke smell. I'm not saying anything in the tea is artificial, it just smells that way. I was hoping for a smokey scotch flavor, instead it tastes like someone added liquid smoke to black tea. This is the only tea I've had from here I didn't like, just wasn't my thing.

Thank you for taking the time to review our Russian Caravan. The smoky aroma and flavor are part of the appeal for those who love this tea, but it is not for everyone! The smoky notes come from the processing of organic lapsang souchong, organic oolong, organic assam, and organic pu'erh ... there are no added flavors. Remember that we do offer samples sizes so you can try out a tea before buying in bulk. Customer service will be in contact to offer assistance. Thanks for trying this bold tea!

Harold E.S.
smooth & smoky

if you like smoked meat of any kind, you'll love this tea. I used to drink it years ago, but got away from it. Then I realized that I was wasting my expensive coffee on the weekends by letting it grow cold. I don't microwave coffee, spoils the flavor. I thought let us go to tea. Keeps my caffein level up, tastes good, and is good for me. I ordered the Russian Caravan because I'm a big BBQ fan, and love that smokey flavor. I will admit, as a veteran I like my tea strong. If I can see the bottom of a full cup, it's too weak. I love this tea and will keep it in stock.