Mmmm I can smell the manliness already. It smells smokey. Tea_Pain doesn't like Lapsang Souchong, but I don't mind it. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Russian Caravan is a blend of Lapsang Souchong, Oolong, and Keemun, so the smokiness comes from the L'chong. On a scale from one to a full L'chong, the Caravan was like a nose full of campfire. Let's do this.
Yeeeah look at that /t/.
At first the it was very smooth and somewhat smokey. The taste was between the chocolaty flavor of a Keemun and the subtle leafiness of an oolong. But the aftertaste was scathing. The roof of my mouth burned like a caravan full of smoldering pine needles. This gif sums up my reaction. It's really too bad. I was going to enjoy having this /t/ with my future wife January Jones, as she sunbathed in the nude. Alas I had to pour it down the drain because it tasted like someone dumped kerosene down my throat and threw a match in for good measure.
What: Russian Caravan (Culinary Teas)
How much: $1.75 per oz
What kind: Blend - Black and Oolong
Taste: A 2010 Russian wildfire
Repeat Drinkability: 4/10 (Like drinking hickory-smoked water)
Manliness: 7/10 (less smokey and therefore less manly than a L'chong)