Who we are
We are not corporation but union of people: farmers, technologists, entrepreneurs and tea enthusiasts.
We are united by the idea to make tea in collaboration with nature and with each other.
We create new Georgian tea culture.
What we do
Grow & make tea
Instead of working against nature, we work with it. 0% wastes, 0% harm, 100% harmony. We combine traditions, modern technology and personal expirienct to make tea that makes us proud.
Pss-t, want some eco tourism? Wanna see real Georgia through the prism of Georgian tea culture? Walk in picturesque places, pick & make tea, have real Georgian feast, tons of fun and unforgetable memories.
Teach & Study
We always study to improve our product. We combine foreign experience and local practices. Allways ready to share experience, our tea school is open for everybody. Each year we and our students go to China for tea trainings and seminars.
Promote national product
Nowadays Georgian tea is not well known to the world, but we want everybody to know how good it is. We travel the world and present Georgian tea in competitions, festivals and forums, organize tea festivals and Tea Masters Cup in Georgia.
Each tea producing country has its own standards, but not Georgia. To unite farmers and ensure you in quality and stability of tea, we establish our own standards and technologies. This beautiful Georgian woman which is picking tea is our symbol of quality.
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It was China who introduced me and made me to love tea. After a decade of journey and research, I discovered that Georgian tea has huge potential due to its uniqueness. I see future of Georgian tea as high quality, organic product produced by local farmers and I know it's my destiny to be a main supporting pillar in reviving of tea industry in Georgia
In the team I:
- Make tea blends
- Work in our shop & museum as tea master
- Arrange tea tours
- Do marketing & design
"Write something about me by yourself". Ok. PhD in biochemistry, main scientist of Georgian Technical University, organic agriculture enthusiast, very energetic person for his age.
In the team I:
- Improve technologies
- help to understand and develop organic agriculture
- Play role of crazy scientist
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Once I just listened to my heart and binded my life with tea. I successfully passed tea school and even became judge of Tea Masters Cup Georgia. I am inspired by everything related to tea. Tea gives me a sense of inner harmony and calm.
In the team I:
- Do PR & social media management
- Responsible for distribution
- Generate good vibes
Our brief history
Shota Bitadze – main ideologist and founder – starts research about tea in Georgia
Early stages of plantation rehabilitation and teaching farmers orthodox tea technologies by Shota Bitadze, Guria Region
Shota Bitadze starts his journey to China and becomes first Georgian attending international tea seminars and training courses on pollution free tea manufacturing, Zhangzhou college of science and technology, Fujian province
We made the first black tea using Orthodox technology and sold it abroad.
We founded Georgian Organic Tea Producers Association. First members were few farmers from Guria Region, led by Shota bitadze and Dato Tenieshvili from Bakhvi tea estate.
Created first standard of orthodox black and green teas
Shota and Giorgi Bitadze successfully presented Georgian tea to International tea community at Zhangzhou Univerity of Science and Technology
Created unique tea cultivar “Georgian Purple” with high anthocyanin content
Started producing of wild herbal teas and establishing their unique technologies. (quince and blueberry)
Opening of Georgian Tea Museum and Tea School by Shota Bitadze in Tbilisi
We started to make unique wild tea and wild tea gardens. Concept of “Wild Tea” and its establishing rules are developed by our Association.
Association expands with Imereti region farmers. Started Rehabilitation of Imereti Tea plantations and creation of Tea Estates.
We made first Georgian wild white tea!
Tea Masters Cup Georgia 2016: students of our tea school win and go for international Tea Masters Cup
Tea Masters Cup International 2016, Seoul, South Korea. Our wild tea gets highest scores in 3 nominations, and our brand new “brewing method in decanter with controllable extraction” was highly estimated and acknoledged by international jury
Georgian tea 170 years anniversary festival was organised by us with support of the government
First time in History we sold Georgian tea to China
In China we participated seminar of development and management of tea industry for Georgia as official representatives
Europe here we come! We become active member of Non-Profit Association “Tea Grown in Europe”
We organized Georgian Tea Festival with Guria state government support
Our first tea tours
Attended “Tea Grown in Europe” General Assambley meeting
Samegrelo region joins our tea revival band
In China Fujian and Yunnan provinces we went through training for pu’er & oolong teas and tea seed oil technologies
Created “Georgian Tea Since 1847”, our mutual brand and symbol of quality