No. 36 has a sweet smell of muffins, barberry candy and raisins- memories of Georgian grandmothers. Taste of this oolong combines the earthy tastes of childhood summers as well- wet gravel stones after rain, growing grass and sweet ending notes with some astringency.
Why a name like that? Imagine yourself in the year 1985. Big factories in Georgia are producing huge quantities of tea that will be later sold as the "No 36" in the Soviet shops. This well-oxidized oolong is dedicated to the history of the Georgian tea and its heydays 30-40 years ago. Although the "36" was traditionally a fully oxidized black tea, somehow we felt that this limited quantity spring oolong is the most appropriate for the next incarnation of the "36".
All Renegade Tea Estate teas are grown under the Georgian sun, chemical-free and without any concentrated fertilizers. All of the harvests are done by hand- people from nearby villages plucking only the finest leaves. In addition to harvesting from Renegade plantations, we also cooperate with some nearby farmers. All of the teas we sell are produced in our own small factory by either Tomas or Hannes, experimenting with different recipes, trying our best to bring out the greatest tastes of Georgian tea. Read more how we make the teas from here.