Smoky Russian Caravan Tea

(2 customer reviews)


  • A traditional, medium bodied, large leaf grade blend.
  • Uses a traditional blend of China black teas with oolong tea and a little lapsang souchong.
  • Has a complex, aromatic, slightly smoky character.
  • Milk is optional.
  • Blended in England.

Smoky Russian Caravan tea: complex and slightly smoky

This medium bodied, large leaf grade Russian Caravan tea is blended using a traditional blend of China black teas with oolong tea giving it a most attractive complexity and pronounced aromatic quality. Unlike our standard Russian Caravan, this blend has the addition of a little lapsang souchong which lends it a slightly smoky character which you may prefer. Infuse one teaspoon per person plus one for the pot for four minutes using freshly drawn and boiled water. Milk is optional. Blended in England. Alternatively, go to our standard Russian Caravan tea blend.

Tea from Grey's Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

This smoky Russian Caravan tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf smoky Russian Caravan tea enables the full flavour characteristics to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our tough resealable packets contain a moisture barrier to ensure freshness is maintained and are specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

You may order our full-colour, 33 page new tea guide, available as a clickable pdf for download. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram packet, 250 gram tin

2 reviews for Smoky Russian Caravan Tea

  1. Rupert Bullock (verified owner)

    We love this tea especially in the afternoon with toast and honey and a date slice or other homemade cake. We enjoy at least two mugs each having used just two teaspoonfuls to appreciate the tea’s subtle and slightly smoky taste.

  2. Peter Boyd (verified owner)

    Did not disappoint, great flavour with the right amount of smokiness. my go to treat, when in the mood.

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