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Georgia Davit's 'Phoenix' Black Tea


An aromatic smooth sweet tea with a stone fruit taste, which is very receptive to extended brew times without any detectable bitterness or astringency.

I'm very excited to offer the very first Georgian tea I've sourced direct. Davit Tenieshvili resurrected a small abandoned 80 year old tea garden and built a custom wooden tea processing unit.  

The end results are most impressive with the tea of a very consistent quality, delivering a clear well defined fruity taste, unique to teas of Georgia.

I've named this tea 'Phoenix' in recognition of Davit bringing an old abandoned tea garden back to life. Davit's efforts are symbolic of Georgia's wider tea industry finding new life after the tea industry's death post Soviet Union, which saw production fall by 98% and farmable tea land decline by 85%.

Tasting Notes:
- Good fruity aroma
- Smooth sweet taste with stone fruit notes
- No astringency or bitterness

Harvest: Spring 2020

Origin: Ozurgeti, Guria, Georgia
Farmer: Davit Tenieshvili
Sourced: Direct from the farmer

Cultivar: A mix of the old Georgian cultivars
Picking: Hand
Processing: Wooden machinery constructed by Davit Tenieshvili

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 2 teaspoon per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 4 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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