A blend of black tea from China, Russian Caravan gets its name from the historic journey it used to take over the Great Tea Road from northern China to Russia. In the seventeenth century tea was transported on the backs of camels into Russia and Europe. A year long journey, the tea would take on the smokey nature of the campfires at the end of each day. This produced a warming, earthy, smoky morning tea, that is also great with milk. Modern Russian Caravan doesn't come on the back of a camel, but is still smoked inthe same way as Lapsang Souchong.