Green teas are made when tea leaves are withered, fixed, rolled and dried in a way that no oxidation happens to the leaves. Generally you can recognize green tea also by the green colour of the dry leaves, but we at Renegade Tea Estate haven't managed to capture that bright green colour just yet and are still in search of a technique to keep the beauty of green leaves until the end.
Although many people believe that green teas are always bitter, then this is not actually true, while some green teas are naturally astringent, then for other it comes out only as a side effect of brewing tea with too hot water. The Georgian Pastoral has a slight kick of astringency, while the Green Velvet is a very smooth and sweet green tea which doesn't get angry even if you leave it to stand in the cup for too long.
Green tea is not the traditional tea in Georgia. Although approximately 150 000 tons of tea was produced during the heydays of the Georgian tea industry, all of it was almost exclusively black tea. We believe that the tea plants grown on lands that have been free of chemicals for nearly 30 years, make also a great basis for green tea. Combining chemical-free farming and modern techniques of processing, we try to bring out the uniqueness of Georgian green tea.