- Type of teaBlack tea
- Country of manufactureGeorgia
- Weight1 kg
- Type of releaseLoose leaf
- PackagingJute Bags
- Грузинский чайКрепкий
The Georgian black long leaf not packed up tea according to DSTU.
Black tea from the importer.
The first sapling of a tea plant was delivered to Georgia in 1847 and well took root at experimental station near Ozurgeti - it is date of birth of the Georgian tea-plant. Mikh Eristavi's prince was a big enthusiast of culture of tea. It put a tea plantation on the estate, and in 1864 showed at the All-Russian exhibition in St. Petersburg the first Georgian tea. Eristavi listened to many flatter words, however could not receive material support for creation of tea economy from the imperial government.
Actively outstanding Georgian public figures I. Chavchavadze, N. Nikoladze, G. Tsereteli, etc. kept development of tea culture. And though the first experiences convincingly proved that the tea plant in the west of Georgia can be parted successfully, imperial officials on various pretexts constrained tea growing development. The foreign businessmen "raking" in the huge money in the markets of Russia were opponents of the Georgian tea also.
In particular, the famous English agronomist and the biochemist doctor G. Mann negatively spoke of prospect of development of tea culture in the Georgian subtropics, allegedly because of low-quality soils.
However, the gloomy sentence to the Georgian tea growing was cancelled by life!
It is a lot of years and efforts of many people it was required that in the first half of the 20th century in Georgia the high-organized tea economy was created, and tea acquired the deserved right of industrial culture, i.e. tea growing became pride of agriculture of the country. Manual collecting a high-quality tea leaf - very hard work. The collector, to collect day norm (15 kg of a leaf), had to make fingers about 36 thousand separations which approached fleshy (usually three leaves with kidneys or 4-5-leaved).
Therefore there was an urgent need as soon as possible to create and introduce complex mechanization in tea growing.
Nevertheless, as a result of long-term persistent work, having investigated about 150 options of working bodies tea of assembly devices, the staff of design office achieved success - the first in world practice of agricultural mechanical engineering was created edge and pneumatic tea the assembly car of selective collecting a high-quality tea leaf of "Sakartvelo" put on production in 1962.
Achievements of the tea industry convincingly prove that last century tea became the integral making economy of Georgia. And, by the end of the 70th years Georgia on production of black long leaf and tiled tea appeared on one of the first places among the main producers (naturally, after India, China and Sri Lanka).
Alas, in our hard time hundreds of thousands of specialists of tea farms and factories, machine operators, collectors of tea were left without work. Many women were forced to look for work on tea plantations of Turkey.
As a locust any offtakers and buyers on the machine equipment of the stopped plants and pilot productions which gradually everything "departured" abroad flew. All agricultural machinery which is available in tea farms was sorted and sold as scrap metal for pennies. And you will not throw out this page from history. Time to revive tea branch of the country came.
It is not simple to make at all. But it is impossible to hesitate already! The tea-plant in free development develops into a tea tree and loses the basic purpose - to give an industrial tea leaf. And, restoration of strongly started plantation - expensive manual skills. Therefore it is impossible to allow irrevocable loss of tea plantations and, respectively, the Georgian tea in any way. This property of the country which is saved up the people at the cost of works of hundreds thousands.
The Georgian tea is 165 years old soon.
There is a wish to wish it restoration of former glory!