Salem is our historic Russian Caravan blend. Plan a trip deep into the woods. Take your black cat. Sit beneath the full moon and light a campfire. Salem evokes these smokey, ancient flavours.


If you enjoy strong flavours like whiskey and fine cigars then you are bound to enjoy the dark, rich taste of our elegant Russian Caravan tea. 


Options available

1. Small pouch - 50g (approx. 20 tsp) - Choose with or without 5 biodegradable self-fill teabags

2. Large pouch - 100g (approx. 40 tsp) - Choose with or without 10 biodegradable self-fill teabags


Ingredients: Luxury Black Tea - Assam, Lapsang Souchong


Vegan friendly!


Brewing instructions

* Add fresh, boiled water that is left to cool for a few minutes (boiling water burns tea and stops it releasing its full flavour) to your teapot

* Measure out roughly 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea for every one 230ml cup of water

* Infuse tea for 3 to 6 minutes to taste before pouring. Russian Caravan works well alone or with milk. Add sugar or honey if you want to add some sweetness!


Nut Allergies

Please be aware that the facilities we use to produce and package our teas are not 100% nut free. Therefore, there is always a risk of a nut cross-contamination, however much we try to mitigate against this. If you have a nut allergy we recommend that you do not drink our teas.



Your loose leaf tea will be sent to you in one of our beautiful food-grade pouches as pictured, which are resealable and able to stand upright on display on your kitchen counter. 


Our Teabags

Our self-fill tea bags are 100% biodegradable and home compostable. They also boast zero plastic content, are unbleached, and feature a 100% natural cotton drawstring. 


Got a question? Read our FAQ page here.


Salem - Smoked Black Tea

  • We guarantee that our tea blends will leave us in peak condition and in the rare event that you are not satisfied that this is the case with your shipment then we will do our utmost to put things right. If your order is incorrect or has been damaged during transit then please send a photograph of the damaged goods to along with your order number and return your item within 30 days of delivery for which we will then provide a replacement or a refund.  Your tea labels may have minimal natural wear and tear during the manufacturing process. Smoke & Velvet will not issue refunds based on personal preference or non-quality related issues.