Highly prized in Russia, the long caravan trek across the cold steppe kept this favourite blend in perfect condition. The black leaf was further enhanced by the smoke from the campfires of the traders, who used their cargo as a buffer against the biting winds.
A blend of China leaf and Darjeeling, this russet infusion provides a distinctive smoky character on the nose and a refreshing malty taste with bright top notes of citrus.
A perk me up tea on a hot afternoon or a warming cuppa on a winter morning, this blend is particularly versatile.
A light brew can be enjoyed on its own, whilst a longer steep benefits from a dash of milk, as it softens the malty flavours.
Best brewed between 3 and 5 minutes.