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Georgian tea back to the map!

by Miina Saak category: Crowdfunding

“Lets give a new life to an old warehouse and save the Georgian tea industry! http://thndr.me/NyllyI

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This campaign ended on May 15, 2018 at 10AM

Georgian tea back to the map!

30 years ago, Georgia was one of the main tea producing regions in the world. At peak, the tea industry employed more than 150 000 people and tea fields covered tens of thousands of hectares. Today, hardly anyone knows Georgian tea even though there are great conditions for producing high quality tea. The industry collapsed almost completely in just 5 short years in early 1990-s. Huge factories closed, whole regions lost their employment and plantations were overgrown with weed. We decided to do something about it and changed our corporate careers to rubber boots to bring the tea industry in Georgia back to life!


We have started to rehabilitate two plantations and bought a potential factory building and necessary machines to start the production of tea again. We estimate that during the next 2 years we will need about 150,000 Euros to restore the building, set it up as a factory and to rehabilitate the abandoned plantation next to it. To get us going we hope to raise 30,000 Euros via Indiegogo. Help us spread the word!

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Miina Saak

We are the Renegade Tea Farmers. The story of Georgian tea and its surreal collapse intrigued us that much that we decided to leave our successful jobs as leaders and specialists and give our part in saving the Georgian tea industry.

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