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Jackson's of PIccadilly Russian Tea help

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Inspired by the "old tea" thread, I have an empty tin from several years ago that is "Russian Tea" (not labeled caravan) by Jackson's of Piccadilly.   I loved that tea but it disappeared years ago as did Jackson's for a time.   Now Twinings owns the brand.   Jackson's was famous for the Earl Grey, and that is available.  I am looking for something close to the Russian Tea which I fear will never be blended again by Jackson's.   

 

I am unfamiliar with Russian blends except for that one.  Any suggestions of a brand or blend that may get me close to the old Russian Tea?

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Hello- What are the characteristics of the original "Russian" tea? What did you like about it? was it "fruity"? "smokey"? "earthy"? or something else?

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Does the tin have an ingredients list?

I like many of Kusmi's teas  but, I suspect you'll just need to start trying a lot of different teas until you find something similar. Some tea companies process their own teas starting with fresh leaves, others buy from distributors and make blends or simply repackage.

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I have to go back into my flavor memory, but I don't remember it being smoky or with bergamot/citrus flavors.   The Kusmi tea blends didn't sound close in description to me.  

 

I now found an empty box that I guess I kept in the back of the tea cupboard for reference when I realized the brand disappeared.   it states "Jackson's of Piccadilly Russian Tea, a Delicate Tea.  Russian tea is delicate and light in colour.  It is best drunk in the afternoon and evening with a slice of lemon and a little sugar."  in English, French and German.

 

No ingredients or tea varieties are listed unfortunately.

 

All the Russian Caravan and Russian style teas I have researched seem to sound the opposite of delicate.

 

I've ordered a sample of Harney's Russian Country to test.   

 

I discovered this tea back when the Phoenician Resort started it's High Tea and they exclusively had Jackson's teas at the time.   That was quite some time ago.

 

edit:  There is a line on one side of the box that states "A Blend of Russian Teas".  Well, that's vague.


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22 minutes ago, lemniscate said:

I have to go back into my flavor memory, but I don't remember it being smoky or with bergamot/citrus flavors.   The Kusmi tea blends didn't sound close in description to me.  

 

I now found an empty box that I guess I kept in the back of the tea cupboard for reference when I realized the brand disappeared.   it states "Jackson's of Piccadilly Russian Tea, a Delicate Tea.  Russian tea is delicate and light in colour.  It is best drunk in the afternoon and evening with a slice of lemon and a little sugar."  in English, French and German.

 

No ingredients or tea varieties are listed unfortunately.

 

All the Russian Caravan and Russian style teas I have researched seem to sound the opposite of delicate.

 

I've ordered a sample of Harney's Russian Country to test.   

 

I discovered this tea back when the Phoenician Resort started it's High Tea and they exclusively had Jackson's teas at the time.   That was quite some time ago.

Hello- IMO, the description  sounds more like that of a Darjeeling  than a Russian Tea.

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3 hours ago, Naftal said:

Hello- IMO, the description  sounds more like that of a Darjeeling  than a Russian Tea.

Yes, I think that is maybe the right track.   I did find a Kusmi tea called Russian Evening that is 75% China black tea and 25% Darjeeling black tea.  Unfortunately, its out of stock at the moment (just my luck).  I plan on giving it a try.  Hopeful.

 

Thanks for the suggestions eGulleters.

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