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Two and a half years in Georgia

Season two at the Renegade Tea Estate has officially concluded as the last batch of our teas from Georgia has finally arrived in Tallinn. So, it is a proper time to make a small summary of the year we had at our Estate. To be honest, it was a tough one. Maybe not as nerve-wracking as the first season, but close enough. It's not that we had some unpleasant surprises or unexpected crises. It's more the constant struggle with a mixture of things - like our own incompetence and the steep learning curve in pretty much everything we do or the lack of funds or numerous other curveballs.  After two seasons, one thing is clear - we did not predict...

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Best teas for beginners

When you are just at the beginning of your tea-journey (kind of like us) and don’t really fall into the category of great tea experts who can evaluate tea by the looks of it, it can be quite difficult to choose the right tea from the seemingly neverending selection… To make the choice a bit easier for you, we chose one tea from each of the categories from Renegade e-shop that in our opinion are the best to get you started and would be easy to brew. There is no fear of those teas going bitter, even if you happen to forget your tea to steep for a bit too long! Let’s get started with green teas. Some people associate...

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What is white tea?

I think it was around 10 years ago when I got to know the taste of white tea. To be precise, it was a white iced tea, bought from a random supermarket. This was the time I fell in love with it. Before that I most likely didn’t know that this type of tea even exists. As I wrote in my first blog post, tea in general was not my cup of tea and I did not know much about it. Well.. actually I didn’t know anything :) So what does white tea taste like?I actually remember this first white tea experience as it was yesterday, it had its own really specific taste. Sweet but fresh at the same time. I...

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Moved my family to Georgia... Wait, what?

I am writing this blog post while sitting on the balcony of our home here in Georgia. It is about 30 degrees Celsius outside, the sun is out and I can feel a nice warm breeze on my face. There’s a view both to the Kutaisi city and to the snowy hilltops and I find myself thinking “WHAT? Is this for real?” It is even more surreal when I am standing in the middle of the tea fields, mountains in the background.

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