REVIEW: Nothing But Tea – Georgian Old Gentleman

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Tea: Black tea from Georgia
Sample provided by: Nothing But Tea
Retail price: 100 gram pouch for £5.95 / 250 gram pouch for £14.13
Link to Old Gentleman on Nothing But Tea website

Georgian tea reviews
My second review in this series is of Georgian Old Gentleman tea. This lovely tea is made by a chap named Iuri in the tiny village of Nasakirali. The tea offers quite a different drinking experience from Natela’s Gold Standard. If you missed my review of that tea, please click here.

Dry leaf:
– A wonderfully aromatic tea! I was blown away when I first opened the pouch
– Beautiful, dark, wiry, full leaves

Infused tea:
– The liquor has a fresh aroma
– It has a medium copper colour
– The tea is full-bodied tea and packed with flavour. I think the tea has a wonderful citrusy finish that reminds me of some Kenyan teas

Conclusions/tips:
– I like this tea because it is so packed with aroma and flavour. Its full-bodied character means that it could be a great breakfast tea. If you are looking for something sweeter and smoother, I would suggest Natela’s Gold Standard or Georgian Old Lady
– Infuse this tea for four minutes with slightly cooled water. It is good for two infusions. Do not add milk!

Score:
4.5/5

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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2 Responses to REVIEW: Nothing But Tea – Georgian Old Gentleman

  1. maenosen says:

    This is one of my favourite teas by NBT. I do drink it with a splash of milk (call me a philistine). I only discovered Georgian teas recently, and I think Russia’s loss is the rest of the the tea drinking worlds gain.

    • teaxplorer says:

      I definitely won’t knock the splash of milk: take tea as you most enjoy it!

      I really think these Georgian teas are dynamite. It is very exciting to see such aromatic and flavourful tea coming out of the main tea-producing countries.

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