Russian Country -   - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Russian Country - Sachets Bag of 50 Sachets - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Russian Country - Loose 1 lb. Bag - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Russian Country - Loose 4 oz. Tin - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Russian Country

Russian Country

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Packaging Type:Sachets
Unit:Bag of 50 Sachets
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A blend of four great teas (Keemun, Assam, Ceylon, and Formosa Oolong) with a touch of Lapsang Souchong, Russian Country is a softer version of the characteristically smoky Lapsang Souchong. This blend is also reminiscent of teas that were once carried east by camel across the rugged Asian deserts to Russia. As Norwood Pratt quips, "The only choice was one hump or two."


Black tea, oolong tea.

Mike's Rating

1 Briskness
3 Body
3 Aroma
 Details: This is John Harney's take on a classic tea blend. The tea from China that was exported (a small portion) went by boat southeastward from Canton to Europe. The other route was to follow the Silk Road to the northwest to Russia. The teas that went through Russia were plain, and they had to survive many months through searing deserts on the backs of camels and mules. No wonder the Russians sweetened their tea with raspberry jam.
 Dry Leaves: A variety of dark brown leaves, the larger ones being Lapsang Souchong.
 Liquor: The liquor is medium brown.
 Aroma: The aroma has distinguished smoky notes from the Lapsang Souchong.
 Flavors: The base teas have notes of muted malt, citrus, and stewed peaches. However, all that is overpowered by the smoky aromas.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Medium-bodied. The full-bodied teas of Keemun, Assam, and Ceylon are lightened by the Formosa Oolong and Lapsang Souchong.
 Brewing Time: 4 to 5 minutes
 Brewing Temp: 212¬ļ