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Revival of tea in Georgia?

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, May 2
The Georgian government is touting the high quality of Georgian tea being grown in the western regions.

During the Soviet period, Georgia was main supplier of tea to the USSR. After the wall fell, farmers removed tea plantations and replaced them with other agriculture, primarily hazelnuts and laurel.

Agricultural experts have recommended a government program to encourage Georgian tea growers and revive the industry.