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Rumblings about life in Georgia and tea
Daytrips from Kutaisi

Daytrips from Kutaisi

Daytrips from Kutaisi Kutaisi is a perfect base to explore the Imereti region and actually the whole of Western Georgia. Everything from Batumi to the remote villages in the Caucasus...

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What is behind organic fairtrade loose leaf tea?

What is behind organic fairtrade loose leaf tea?

As consumers, we are looking more and more what is not only good for us but what is also good for the environment and for the people who produce the...

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Where to find the best organic black tea?

Where to find the best organic black tea?

The world of tea makes your head spin with their big headlines that they have the best organic black tea, the healthiest green teas and the rarest oolongs. So, how...

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What to do in Kutaisi

What to do in Kutaisi

More often than not, I see people leaving Kutaisi out of their travel plans when coming to Georgia. Maybe half a day after the arrival or half a day before...

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Differences between Orthodox and CTC teas

Differences between Orthodox and CTC teas

If you are not deep in the world of tea you may have never heard that there are such ways of tea production as CTC and Orthodox. But what we...

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2 summers in Kutaisi as an expat

2 summers in Kutaisi as an expat

Kutaisi - one of the oldest cities in Europe, nowadays the second biggest city in Georgia, also the capital of the Imereti region and the de facto capital of the...

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How to find the best organic green tea in the world?

How to find the best organic green tea in the world?

The world of tea makes your head spin with their flashy promises that they have the best organic green tea, the best rare artisan oolong, the best black tea which...

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How is it to live in Georgia?

How is it to live in Georgia?

Where did you get the courage to move to Georgia? How much does it cost to live in Georgia? What do you eat in Georgia? We have heard all those...

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Best teas for beginners

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...

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How to make tea from Camellia Sinensis at home?

How to make tea from Camellia Sinensis at home?

Some of you have asked, and we would have loved to read this kind of article a year ago when we started with our first tea making tests in our...

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3 easy ways to brew loose leaf tea

3 easy ways to brew loose leaf tea

Drinking high-quality loose leaf tea is great in theory - better for the environment, no additional chemicals in your tea from the packaging and so on... That’s why many of...

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What is white tea?

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...

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How to make iced tea?

How to make iced tea?

When life gives you tea... you will consume it in every possible way and be happy about it :) Summer is here and what could be a better way to cool...

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

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...

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Back to the future

Back to the future

About 10 months ago I was invited to take the role of interim CEO in Nordica (the national aviation company of Estonia) and steer it through the reorganization process. I...

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Tea dictionary

Tea dictionary

What means what? Since usually no one really talks about how tea is processed, it can get a bit overwhelming for a tea novice to understand what is what and...

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Season two as tea farmers in Georgia- let's go!

Season two as tea farmers in Georgia- let's go!

Team Renegade is back in Georgia and ready for action! Being away from the tea fields and endless surprises that life in Georgia has to offer, and spending time with...

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Tea myths - what's true and what's not

Tea myths - what's true and what's not

As we are rookies in the tea field ourselves, we have come across many myths regarding tea and we know it can get a little difficult understanding what is true...

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Tea and Georgia - what have you taught me?

Tea and Georgia - what have you taught me?

So, at the beginning of 2018, I had just left my job in Estonia, preparing to become a tea farmer in Georgia. Even now it sounds a bit crazy when writing it down :)...

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Lessons of Shifu

Lessons of Shifu

I guess it’s clear that being newbies in the tea field, we need some help from experts. We were in contact with a few and we researched and read a...

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