1. Tea – Divine drink
Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It is very useful for health because it has a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. Tea is a source of energy and has a calming effect. Besides, it contributes to the metabolism, regulates digestion, and drinking tea for smokers is essential because it is also a nicotine from the body. That is why it is that humanity consumes 6 million tons of tea a year.
2. Myth of tea origin
There are some versions of tea origin. One of these is the Chinese legendary character of the discovery of Chinese cuisine of the Chinese goddess. He worked 4800 years ago. According to legend, you traveled to China and examined the impact of different grasses on the human body so that you could find useful grass from poison. He carried these experiments on himself and once poisoned that he was on the verge of death. It’s easy to make you smile and relax under a little bush. Suddenly, the fallen drops falling from the bush leaf fell to the person. You had no time to eat and feel the energy. In the second version of boiled water with boiled water, where he prepared his medicinal marshes, dropped a few tea leaves of the tree tree. Tea is a very tasty taste, and even the most appealing qualities of the body. After that, you always took care of the tea leaves from this bushes. He shared his discovery with the Chinese people, and this is how the history of Chinese tea began.
3. First Steps in Georgia
The first bushes of tea appeared in Georgia in 1809 in Mamia V Gurieli garden. There was no industrial design of tea planted in the Gurielli garden and only satisfied the door of Gurieli.
In 1864, Mikhail Eristavi re-made tea leaf in his hometown of Gora-Berejovol and exported it to agricultural exhibitions in Tbilisi and St. Petersburg.
In the nineteenth century in the 1990s, there were 15 hectares of tea plantations in Georgia (Chakvi, Salibauri) and in 1898-99 the first tea processing plants were equipped with English cars.
The achievements of Georgian tea start from the nineteenth century. In 1899, the Georgian tea was awarded with a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition.
4. Soviet Period
During the Soviet period, the attention was paid to the development of tea plantations in Georgia’s Black Sea Areas. By 1925, 1300 hectares of tea plantation was planted. In the suburbs of Ozurgeti anneal was created a complete Union of Scientific and Research Institute of the only tea and subtropical cultures in Georgia, where new breeds “Georgian 1”, “Georgian 2”, “Clone” and “Kolkheti” have been bred.
In the 1980s there were 200 thousand people employed in Georgian tea industry, there were 70 thousand hectares planted tea plantations, 140 primary production and 25 packing factories, more than half a million tons of green leaves were produced in Georgia. Our country has fifth place in tea production after India, China, Japan and Sri Lanka.
Despite the fact that the volume of Georgian tea production has increased problems. During the soviet period the whole load on the Georgian tea has increased the amount of productivity of the huge country and the increase in the quality of the product has resulted in an increase in the result of the disastrous consequence of Georgian tea authority, for its taste and aroma.
5. Hard days of Georgian tea
The century of Nineteenth Centuries has been very hard for Georgia’s economy. Neither tea has survived this crisis. Most of the tea factories were sold and sold as scrap metal. Tea plantations were covered due to the negligence. Georgian tea was practically stopped. The Georgian market has invaded foreign tea products.
Georgian tea must return its place on the world market. Moreover, Georgia has played a significant role in research and development of tea cultivation all over the world. For the first time, Georgian scientists have approved the possibility of bringing out of the specialty tea varieties. In the general selection, they have taken more than 16 Georgian selective varieties that are characterized by frost and high economic efficiency.
Natural climate conditions of Georgia are the unique nature of Georgian tea. Plantations do not require the use of pesticides, so our tea is ecologically clean and the environmental pollution is minimized.