Georgia MANNA Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Grass Seed, Mineral, Olives, Salty, Smooth, Apricot, Spices, Grass, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec 5 g 9 oz / 260 ml

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  • “I recently received a sample of this tea, along with other ones, in a package from Martin – thank you very much! It is very smooth and mineral tea with high salinity and a strong grass seed note....” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “I’m excited to try a green tea from Georgia thanks to Martin! Summer 2020 harvest, certified organic. The tea is soft and thick on the sip and transitions to a clean, mineral swallow before leaving...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “I have completely no idea what is this tea. I just know I have received it (order on my address) from White Antlers. So thank you a lot, hopefully Alistair pop in here and tell us bit more, as it...” Read full tasting note
    85

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A smooth thick textured green tea with gentle fruit notes and little to no astringency.

MANNA tea factory was setup in 2016 with the aid of the Georgian government with the objective of providing a processing tea facility for the West Georgian tea farmers without the means to process the tea themselves.

The tea comes packaged in 70g non-resealable bags packaged directly by MANNA tea factory.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth thick textured
- Light fruity apricot notes with little to no astringency

Harvest: Summer 2020

Organic: Certified

Origin: MANNA Tea Factory, Saguramo, Georgia
Sourced: Direct from the factory’s European warehouse

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 70°C/158°F
- Use 2 teaspoon per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 1-2 minutes

Packaging: Non-resealable foil bag

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637 tasting notes

I recently received a sample of this tea, along with other ones, in a package from Martin – thank you very much!

It is very smooth and mineral tea with high salinity and a strong grass seed note. As such, my impression is pretty much identical to what derk mentions in her review. If I were to compare this tea to any of my previous experiences (I haven’t had any Georgian greens before I think), the closest would be Lu An Gua Pian – a green tea from Anhui that’s made without buds, just like this one.

Flavors: Grass Seed, Mineral, Olives, Salty, Smooth

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 g 7 OZ / 220 ML
Martin Bednář

Glad that you liked it! My rating of 85 is truly too high, but somehow I don’t want to change it :)

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I’m excited to try a green tea from Georgia thanks to Martin!

Summer 2020 harvest, certified organic. The tea is soft and thick on the sip and transitions to a clean, mineral swallow before leaving a lingering salty and lightly drying finish. Notes of grass seed, green olive and the barest hint of spiced apricot are greeted by a mild astringency. Combined with the mineral-salty character, it creates an excellent palate cleanser and is treating me with a gentle hand upon waking.

While it’s a simple, mild tea, it excels at what it does. I’d say it easily plays a supporting role to the excellent black teas that What-Cha offers from Georgia.

Flavors: Apricot, Grass Seed, Mineral, Olives, Salty, Spices

Martin Bednář

Considering that Georgia produces mostly black teas… I think this is a nice surprise!

derk

Yeah, I’m interested in seeing how their green tea processing techniques might change over the years.

TeaEarleGreyHot

Is this tea from the Eastern European country of Georgia? Or is it one of the several State of Georgia, USA -grown teas?

Martin Bednář

It’s European country Georgia TeaEarleGreyHot and they do a great black tea. Check out Guria Likhauri from Dobra Cajovna I found out last year!

derk

The Guria Likhauri Martin shared with me is one of the best black teas I’ve had.

ashmanra

Oh yes, Martin’s suggestion of Guria Likhauri is quite a good one!

TeaEarleGreyHot

Thanks, everyone! Although I’m also interested in trying the US-grown teas from Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, and elsewhere! I was impressed to read that some have imported varieties from Taiwan!

gmathis

I’ve tried a couple of varieties from the Charleston Tea Plantation. Their American Classic is pretty basic but an improvement over grocery store brand “just tea.”

TeaEarleGreyHot

Gmathis, that’s rather what I’d expect from a garden started by Lipton and today owned by Bigelow. They specialize in “just tea” from the grocery store (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But smaller operations may be more likely to incorporate other local ingredients as well to create truly unique tea. I’m thinking Georgia peaches, Texas citrus, southern nuts and berries. Herbs and spices and flavorings. And of course, reflecting the unique terroir and climate. They can also act as an accessible gateway other than mass merchants for others to begin exploring international and orthodox teas

gmathis

It’s been too long ago for me to remember clearly, but I think Charleston variety #2 was a classier upscale loose leaf … not seeing any offerings like that on their website now. But you’re right—a Yankee spin on domestic varieties would be great!

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I have completely no idea what is this tea. I just know I have received it (order on my address) from White Antlers. So thank you a lot, hopefully Alistair pop in here and tell us bit more, as it is not available on What-cha website at all!

So, moreover it doesn’t have even the typical white label that all What-cha teas have! It is handwritten, saying name of the tea and vintage 2019.

I took water when first bubbles started to appear. That is my rule of thumb while making temperature sensitive teas, as it is usually green teas.

I took 5 grams for my 300-400 ml mug. Bit untypical set-up but perfect for cold (around 16°C) morning. Steeped for 3 minutes which wasn’t too much but it was quite exact for perfect cup.

The tea was somehow simple in flavour, grassy/grass seed, vegetal, overall indeed typical cheap green tea without any off notes. Hints of astringency. But the palate was amazingly smooth, little bit bitter (but I think I have over-leafed & maybe too long steep). Certainly a nice tea, which I will gongfu for sure, as leaves are big and wonderful! Preparing it western, even in a big tea bag instead of strainer, is bit contempt.

Flavors: Grass, Grass Seed, Smooth, Vegetal

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
White Antlers

Hey Martin. I think that was one of the ‘mystery’ teas I asked Alistair to include the in order. Since I don’t even drink green tea (yuck), there is no way of me offering any guidance about it. Sometimes his mystery teas are ‘one offs’ or things so low in stock they are no longer on his website. Glad it was drinkable. : )

Martin Bednář

Sometimes it is on website, but it says “out of stock”. Not this time!

What-Cha

Hi Martin, just saw your post. When I placed an order with MANNA for their black teas, they sent me some quite generous sized samples of other teas. The green was one of them and after trying it, I had enough left over for two mystery teas!

Martin Bednář

Ah, not a big stash of tea, but still lots of to share! Wonderful I was lucky to get it :) I have different black tea from Georgia (Guria Likhauri) and well, they know how to make tea there! Thank you for clarifying it to me (and maybe others as well? :) )

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