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This is John Harney's take on a classic tea blend. The tea of China that was exported (a small portion) went by boat south- eastward from Canton to Europe. The other route was to follow the silk road to the north west 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 a medium brown.
Aroma The aroma has distinguished smokey notes from the Lapsang Souchong.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body This is a medium bodied tea. The full bodied teas of Keemun, Assam, and Ceylon are lightened by the Formosa Oolong and Lapsang Souchong.
Flavors The base teas have notes of muted malt, citrus, and stewed peaches, however all that is over-powered by the smokey aromas.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Russian Country

A blend of four great teas (Keemun, Assam, Ceylon, and Formosa Oolong) with a touch of Lapsang, Russian Country is a softer version of 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."
A blend of four teas along with an additional touch of Lapsang, this is a softer version of Smoky Lapsang Souchong. This tea is reminiscent of the teas that were carried by camel across the Asian deserts to Russia. As Norwood Pratt quips: "the only choice was one hump or two."
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Russian Country – Loose Tea, Sample
SKU: 49008-078
$2.00

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Russian Country – Loose Tea, 4 oz Tin
SKU: 44271
$7.50
Russian Country – Loose Tea, 7 oz Tin
SKU: 48084
$13.00
Russian Country – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41676
$22.00
Russian Country – Tea Sachets, Bag of 50
SKU: 50509
$21.00

Quick Overview

A blend of four teas along with an additional touch of Lapsang, this is a softer version of Smoky Lapsang Souchong. This tea is reminiscent of the teas that were carried by camel across the Asian deserts to Russia. As Norwood Pratt quips: "the only choice was one hump or two."

Customer Reviews

Χριστιανός

4/3/16

Fantastic. The taste of Russia.
Average Review:

This is my absolute favorite of the Harney and Sons line. At first, I was skeptical, I thought I wasn't going to like this tea from the initial smell -- earthy and smoky with a little sweetness at the end. I could have sworn it was dug up. But one sip allayed all of my fears and transported me to a wooden Varangian mead hall, with smoke slowly rising from a warm hearth in the dead of winter. The taste of the tea is subtle at first, but ends with a distinctly smoky flavor that has a real old world feel. It really warms your heart on a cold day.

Alyonushka

10/28/15

Imagine sipping your tea by the fire in the winter cabin somewhere in the woods.
Average Review:

When I was a little girl growing up in Russia, my grandpa used to take me to our garden out in the country, he had to work a lot in it, I tried to help as much as a child could, thinking I was helping the family maintain our treasure - our family garden. We had everything that you can only imagine growing there. All kinds of veggies, fruit, apples and of course lot of flowers. During his breaks my grandpa would start the fire and put a cast iron teapot over it. The teapot was used pretty often this way, so it had this smoky smell to it. And of course, the tea that was made in it, smelled exactly like this "Russian country" tea. Like that teapot hanging over the burning firewood. What memories! Excellent flavor! Smoky taste. Smells like Russian country exactly. I think, it would make a perfect Christmas gift, too. Thank you for this tea!

Sam

8/26/15

Smokey and oaky
Average Review:

This is one of my favorite blends, I like strong tea with kind of a dry kick it not as good as Scottish morning (as strong as) but it will make a good evening choice. PS; if you had too much red wine and want to get yourself together this will do so.

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