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Problems of tea business

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, November 3
Georgia, which during the Soviet period was the major supplier of tea to the entire Soviet Union, is now importing most of its tea. Mostly Georgia imports Azerbaijani tea, however it also imports tea from India and other countries as well.

Chair of the Consumers’ Federation Madona Kordzadze thinks that serious laboratory analysis should be given to imported tea. Tea industry specialists highlight that the Georgian tea market should be protected from low quality imported tea.

We think that the Georgian Government should itself take radical steps to revive the tea industry until we have tea industry specialists who could be useful in this process. Otherwise the industry will die completely and from being a tea exporter Georgia will finally become a tea importing country and the many thousands of people who used to work in this industry will finally be lost.