REVIEWING GEORGIAN SUPERMARKET TEA - some surprising finds!

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Can you get quality tea from your supermarkets in Georgia? Georgian tea has over 150 years of history and in its heyday of the 1980's it supplied almost all of the tea consumed in the Soviet Union. Tea factories prospered and were pumping out tonnes of (probably commodity) tea. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Georgian tea scene has suffered greatly but with its long tradition of tea making it is surviving and hopefully will become a player in the speciality tea sector.

Do you think that these videos will encourage supermarkets to focus on quality, more expensive teas rather than high quantity cheap tea? Will this encourage commodity producers to strive for a more sustainable approach? Or will it do the converse by pressuring artisan producers to cut corners so that they can win supermarket contracts? We want to know your opinion.

MEI LEAF TEA MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO
- Melon Seed Green (Lu An Gua Pian): https://meileaf.com/p/tea-lagc
- Green Coil (Bi Luo Chun): https://meileaf.com/p/tea-grcc
- Little Tong Mu: https://meileaf.com/p/tea-tonc

TEAWARE:
- Gong Fu Code Tea Tray: https://meileaf.com/p/cl0gfc1
- Small Gaiwan: https://meileaf.com/p/cl-swgw
- Blue Shell Cup: https://meileaf.com/p/cl-bscp
- Stackable Tea Canisters: https://meileaf.com/p/cl-mlst

VIDEOS:
Direct vs Rim Brewing: https://youtu.be/yPyg6bJWh_E

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO FURTHER REVIEWS:
1. Select your local supermarket (not a speciality tea shop). It needs to be a chain and sell other items like cat food and detergents.
2. Buy a selection of three teas. Choose teas that are representative of their range but select from their higher-quality offerings.
3. Send us some samples (at least 10g) to the address below.
4. Include your details.
5. Include a copy of the receipts so that we can confirm price and brand name (in case it gets a score higher than 8 and deserves a mention).

Address: Don Mei, Mei Leaf, 99-105 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JN, UK.


*The Goodwill Saburtalo Logo is not the property of Mei Leaf and will be removed from all of our content upon request and use is not meant to represent association or sponsorship with Mei Leaf Tea.


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