Our Czar Nicolas Russian Caravan blend has a history that goes back hundreds of years. In the city of Xian, in central China, one can see a historical marker that is acknowledged to be the beginning of the Silk Road – the trail that lead to central Asia (areas such as the Caucuses and the Black Sea). One of the commodities taken along the Silk Road was tea. The tea that was carried on the camel trains left a lasting impression on central Asia – so much so that to supplement their importation of tea, tea was cultivated in the region.
This tea has a delicate cup with a lively sprightly slightly toasty notes. A hint of Lapsang Souchong relives the heady days and mystery of the Royal Court of St. Petersburg. During the Czar’s time tea was the most important drink after vodka in Russia.
50% or more of this tea comes from Fair Trade estates that are part of the Ethical Tea Partnership. The ETP is an initiative started within the tea industry to monitor and regulate living and working conditions on estates around the world.
Ingredients: Black tea
2 oz bag