Russian Caravan Tea (Loose Leaf).
Steenbergs Russian Caravan Tea (loose leaf) is blended at the Steenbergs tea factory in North Yorkshire by Axel Steenberg (co-founder and key blender). It's a blend of teas created from Chinese teas (Keemun tea, Yunnan, Lapsang Souchong) and was meant to evoke the concept of tea that had taken a long trek on the back of camels and horses along the silk road from China through to Europe via Russia.
Steenbergs loose leaf Russian Caravan Tea blend evokes these age old flavours of a strong bold black tea with a definite smokiness, from the lapsang souchong.
NB In early 2016 this moved from an organic to a non organic tea blend due to the lack of availability of organic lapsang souchong this season. Lapsang souchong is a crucial ingredient in this blend.
Steenbergs is a family run loose leaf tea (and spice) merchant based in rural North Yorkshire.
Russian Caravan Tea
Into a warmed teapot, put 1 teaspoon of Steenbergs Russian Caravan Tea per cup plus 1 teaspoon for the pot. Bring fresh water to the boil and then pour over the Steenbergs Russian Caravan Tea and brew for 3 - 5 minutes. Add milk or lemon to taste.