REVIEW: Nothing But Tea – Georgian Caravan

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Tea: A blend of Georgian and Chinese black teas
Sample provided by: Nothing But Tea
Retail price: £5.95 for 100 grams / £14.13 for 250 grams
Link to Georgian Caravan on Nothing But Tea website

Dry leaf:
– Smoky aroma that is not too overpowering
– Beautiful dry leaf with wiry full leaves

Infused tea:
– It cups out a very pale liquor – similar to the colour of whisky
– The aroma of the liquor is like the dry leaf: i.e. smoky but not too overpowering
– The liquor is not astringent and the smoky flavour is well balanced – a very smooth cup of tea

Conclusions/tips:
– Use boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Drink without milk
– It would be highly unfair of me to knock this tea and give it a poor rating because smoky teas are not something I usually seek out or thoroughly enjoy. I’ve tried a few Lapsang Souchong teas that were about as appealing as eating ashes from a camp fire, and I could not finish them. This tea does not compare to what I’ve tried in the past, and it has made me rethink smoky teas. I can now see myself occasionally wanting something different and reaching for this tea in the tea cupboard (I have the same relationship with Earl Grey tea, the only flavoured tea I can stand)
– For those unsure about smoky teas, Nothing But Tea does offer a sample pouch for £1.25 – so give it a go

Score
4.25/5

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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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