Renegade Tea Estate Tour

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13 EUR

Learn about the history of Georgian tea, visit a rehabilitated tea plantation, and see how tea is made on a fascinating 1-hour tour! Plantations and the factory are about 20 min drive from Kutaisi- transport NOT INCLUDED, but I can help arranging it if you don't have a car of your own :)

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • Estonian,
  • English
Tour by Miina
Local

Me and 5 of my friends have started to rehabilitate a 17 ha tea plantation close to Kutaisi. Once great Georgian tea production fell almost completely apart after the collapse of the Soviet Union. After that, many tea plantations were abandoned and villages left without work- from the beginning of 2018 we are here in the hopes of putting some life back to those villages and the tea industry of Georgia.

By now we have rehabilitated 17 ha of tea plantation, built us a factory and started with the first production- I'd love to show you around and talk more about the history and future of Georgian tea :)

You can check more about our doings from social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rngdteaestate/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renegadeteafarmers/

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Highlights

  • Learn about the history of Georgian tea at the Opurchkheti tea factory
  • Visit the rehabilitated tea plantation Renegade Estate
  • See how tea is made at the Renegade Tea Estate Factory

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Description

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the great Georgian tea industry almost fell apart completely. Many tea plantations were abandoned, and villages were left without work.

I, together with seven other slightly crazy people from the Baltics, have decided to rehabilitate several plantations with the goal of reviving the Georgian tea industry and bringing some of the villages back to life.

So far, we’ve managed to rehabilitate a 17-hectare plantation near Kutaisi, get our factory up and running, and even produce some of our first teas.

I’d love to show you around and talk more about the history and future of Georgian tea!

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What’s included & not included

  • Enthusiastic Renegade as your guide
  • transportation

Meeting point

Meeting in front of Renegade Tea Estate factory, in Gumati village (Gumati village)

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

Amazing project
for Miina’s tour (Renegade Tea Estate Tour)
It was amazing experience and our guide and one of the founders in one person Miina was awesome. It is nice to see group of young people making good thing. Tea is delicious.
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for Miina’s tour (Renegade Tea Estate Tour)
They've put their hearts and minds to reviving the Georgian tea industry and from what I've tried, they're doing an awesome job! Can't wait to get my hands on more tea!
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