REVIEW: Nothing But Tea – Georgian Old Lady

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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 Georgian Old Lady on Nothing But Tea website

Georgian tea reviews
My third review in this series is of Georgian Old Lady tea. This tea is produced by Natela, who also also makes Natela’s Gold Standard.

Dry leaf:
– Beautiful wiry leaves with some golden tips scattered throughout the dry leaf
– Very aromatic dry leaf – the aroma is really noticeable when the leaves are added to a warmed teapot and the hot ceramic brings the leaves alive

Infused tea:
– A medium copper-coloured liquor (darker than Natela’s Gold Standard, but slightly lighter than Georgian Old Gentleman)
– It is a smooth tea with little astringency
– The liqour has a citrusy, sweet flavour

Conclusions/tips:
– Infuse this tea for four minutes. Drink without milk or sugar. It is good for two infusions.
– This really is the sweet cousin of Georgian Old Gentleman tea. It is also slightly smoother than Old Gentleman. The best way I can explain the difference between Old Gentleman and Old Lady is that I see Old Gentleman as a possible morning tea, where as Old Lady would be a great afternoon tea. Both are packed with aroma and flavour!

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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