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RUMBLINGS

Rumblings about life in Georgia and tea
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 Sinesis at home?

How to make tea from Camellia Sinesis 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 for dummies 101

Tea for dummies 101

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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Back to the corporate world?

Back to the corporate world?

The last 4 months have been everything I expected it to be. Those months have challenged me mentally and physically and for sure pushed my borders. It has been at...

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How we ran a 40-day marathon of crowdfunding

How we ran a 40-day marathon of crowdfunding

Selling a product that you actually do not even have yet, and doing it intensively for 40 days in a row is definitely not an easy task, and even though...

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The price of tea. Do you know, for what you are paying?

The price of tea. Do you know, for what you are paying?

There is no lack of choices when it comes to teas. We can drink some of the most exclusive teas in the world and pay 1 EUR for our cup...

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გამარჯობა- learning Georgian!

გამარჯობა- learning Georgian!

Georgian is amongst the 10 oldest languages in the world and apparently, Georgians decided somewhere in the very early stages of history that they want their very own everything. Therefore...

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Why did the Georgian tea industry collapse?

Why did the Georgian tea industry collapse?

With its subtropical climate, western Georgia is an ideal place to grow tea. Chilly nights and cold winter months prevent disease and therefore there is no need to use pesticides...

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One month as a real farmer

One month as a real farmer

I am old enough to know, that usually things do not go as planned and I was mentally prepared, that the beginning will not be easy. I also knew that...

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Tea- what it is and and how it's made?

Tea- what it is and and how it's made?

I have to admit that my knowledge about tea before Renegade-time mostly consisted of the fact that there is hot water involved and something soaked in it. Now that I...

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Cleaning of Renegade Estate

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...

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