Cleaning of Renegade Estate
The tea plantation, located near Opurchkheti, Imereti, had been abandoned for nearly 30 years. The fields were completely covered with weed and bushes, tea plants hidden under it. It was a plantation that was one of the last ones we found during our search. But it made an impression to us. Though it is located near the main road, once you stand in the plantation, there is complete silence and calmness. So, we decided to bring it back to life. During a 3 month period, the whole area was cleaned from fern, bushes and small trees. The land was cultivated and tea plants cut, so new sprouts could start growing. A lot remains to be done, but new leaves are growing and we plan to get our first harvest in summer of 2018.