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Georgian Old Gentleman

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Edit tea info Last updated by joriba
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Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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  • “ Back logging from Monday is when I received 100 grams worth of this baby! The tea is actually a nice cross between an Assam and a Keemun with all the robustness of either, with the lightness of...” Read full tasting note
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    TEaCosy1234 81 tasting notes
  • “This is another of those ‘all-bran’-looking teas and, in the water, the strands really swelled and opened-out so that you could clearly see that they were twists. I made a mug of this with a...” Read full tasting note
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Our Old Gentleman tea is made by Iuri in the tiny village of Nasakirali. His tea has all the freshness of a springtime meadow. Old Gentleman tea is very well twisted and even; it is blacker than our Old Lady tea made by Natela, though her’s shows more golden tip. In the cup Iuri’s Old Gentleman tea is slightly more robust and complex and is a darker brew, while Natela’s is lighter and sweeter, as befits a lady.

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Back logging from Monday is when I received 100 grams worth of this baby! The tea is actually a nice cross between an Assam and a Keemun with all the robustness of either, with the lightness of Darjeeling, and hardly tannic and astringent. The leaves smelled of pines, with some floral aspects, and upon the first brew with 208 degree water and 6 minutes time yields a nice amber hue and the smell of pines being prominent. The tea of course was never a let down! It tasted just like keemun, with all the smokiness (albeit light) and being piney ,with some maltiness normally one would associate with Assams. The tea has the robustness and flavor of Keemun, with the maltiness of an Assam which gives the first brew and impression rather well enjoyable. The second brew gave off a lighter amber color in the liquor, the same flavors being slightly less smoky, more on the piney side, grassy and malty. Its quite a tea to have, and after reading reviews being the jewel of Georgia and the “creme de la creme” of Soviet products, its even more satisfying to know that one day this tea will go out strong with the rest of the world!

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This is another of those ‘all-bran’-looking teas and, in the water, the strands really swelled and opened-out so that you could clearly see that they were twists.

I made a mug of this with a heaped teaspoon brewed for four minutes (the instructions were ‘for up to five minutes’). In the mug it was a clear, medium intensity, orange-brown brew without any aroma that I could detect – unless, perhaps, the tiniest hint of rust. Sipping it, I got an immediate hit of chocolate quickly followed by smooth butter and a bright hit of orange, but not much of the generic tea taste. So it was pleasant but a little unsatisfying.

So I brewed the next, a heaped teaspoon again, for a little over five minutes. There was a definite improvement. There were touches of sweet hay and orange to the aroma. The flavours of the last mug were there, but that immediate hit of chocolate was gone and the chocolate element was now more blended-in as one of the strands of the whole flavour. There was also a touch somewhere between sweet hay and cut grass, and, most satisfyingly, the generic tea flavour was more evident. Brewing for the extra minute or so did not give the slightest hint of staleness.

This was a really excellent mug of tea – complex and satisfying.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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