Georgian Black Sea - Teahaus
Tea : Georgian Black Sea
Website: Georgian Black Sea
Website description: Teas from the country of Georgia are very rare, although tea has been grown and produced here since the mid-1700s. Cultivated close to the Black Sea, near Mtirala National Park, this second-flush green tea has been processed by Chinese methods. The dark green leaf yields a soft aroma with grassy notes and a pineapple-colored cup.
Water: 240 ml/ approximately 8 oz
Temperature: 176 F
Steep Time: 3 minutes for 3 gm
My Review System: https://artofthepair.com/tea-overview/
My Overall Impression (Score of 81.5%)
I promised to evaluate more green teas on my page and found this gem that I can purchase in MI or mail order. The aroma on this is very mild and different from others I’ve evaluated. Yes, it reminded me of squashes and dried apple which I found unique. Add on the very smooth mouthfeel and simplicity makes this a winner in my mind.
The price as of 5/31/23 is $12 for 50 grams.
- 50 gm / 3 gm for steeping = 16 cups
- 16 cups from package = 75 cents per cup
Typically, I double steep all my teas (use the tea twice) so I can get 32 cups or approximately 37.5 cents per cup. In my opinion, this is great value for tea.
This is a cool little shop in Ann Arbor, MI that has a great selection of products that you should check out. I can’t wait to try the Blueberry Buckle as an iced tea
- Opening the package, lots of green tones such as alfalfa, and seaweed.
- In the cup, these tones continue and reminds of nori and fresh grass.
- There are hints of dried apples, some light malt and of all things yellow squash.
- At the end, it has notes of brine and fresh corn milk.
- Overall, it shows very mild aromas across the profile.
- Another simple, easy drinking tea with great mouthfeel and lighter structure (almost to the point of delicate)
- The full leaves open up during steeping to show flavors of alfalfa, light green bean, fresh zucchini, and nori at the end.
- It has light green malt tones with some fresh grass incorporated.
- Hints of dried apples with a very smooth mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness (off dry).
- It’s exceptionally smooth drinking with no bitterness.
- Aromas (4.0/5)
- Flavors (8.2/10)
- Overall impression (4.1/5)
- Total score = 81.5 percent (16.3/20)
Foods to Pair and Why
- Summer pasta salad with fresh vegetables to pair with the aromas, flavors, and mouthfeel.
- Fresh corn cakes to pair with the aromas, flavors, acidity, and mouthfeel.
- Whitefish cream-based soups to pair with the acidity, mouthfeel, body, and flavors (contrast).
- Omelet to pair with the flavors, acidity, mouthfeel, and aromas.