I wasn’t sure what to expect from small-scale production Georgian tea (just saying that sounds so hipster) but I’m very impressed.
It brews up a lovely golden/amber hue. It smells quite mild, and has an almost sweet smell to it.
The first sip is smooth… very smooth. This is a good quality tea – basically zero bitterness and astringency. After a few more sips I’m able to figure out what I’m tasting here. There’s almost a creamy taste to it. One could even make an argument for a faint taste of caramel, should you be so inclined. This thing sure does go down lovely. It’s moreish as hell, too.
I’ve found myself getting three decent brews out of this one. By the third steep it is understandably quite weak, but you can still extract a tasty cup. For steep times (using a decently-heaped teaspoon of leaves) I’ve been going for 2 minutes, 3 minutes, and then 5 minutes.
I find myself going back to this one again and again. Definitely recommended, and I will for sure be considering restocking when I run out.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream