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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.

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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.
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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, Kosher certified
  • 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 131 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.

Kathryn S.

This tea and Lapsang are both wonderful smoky teas? My favorites!

Dawn B.
Absolutely Delicious

This tea captures the true flavor of a Russian Caravan tea. Just the right amount of smokiness and richness.


Rich, multilayered, two good 4 minute infusions. You’ll wake up on the Silk Road.

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