Georgian Wild White Tea Kamar WILD ORGANIC

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Very special wild tea that grows in Georgian woods. Rumour has it that the tea garden was started hundreds years ago by vassals of Prince Miha and then left to its fate. As time passed, tea trees disappeared among taller trees which have grown much faster. Tea trees gained a lot of strength not only thanks to a rich forest soil but also thanks to the fact that there was no harvest for some hundreds of years. They grow naturally shaded by surrounding trees having a perfect amount of sunshine throughout the day to produce well balanced tea leaves. The tender tea leaves provide a long series of brews offering fresh, light, herbal-floral bouquet with nuances of raspberry leaf, lime, linseed and mint. The aroma is airy and tender, floral.

Georgian Prince Miha Eristavi first encountered tea during his travels across China in the 1830s. Impressed with its taste he decided that he would take some seeds back to Georgia. At the time, exporting tea seeds from China was forbidden so the prince hid some seeds in a length of bamboo and smuggled it out of the country. On his return to Georgia he used the seeds to create the first tea plantations. The very first Georgian tea was produced in 1947.

In Georgian mythology Kamar is the daughter of the god of the sky. She is a symbol of divine fire. Her beautiful appearance caused Amiran to abduct her from heaven.

Product Details

GT0589-375

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Country
Georgia
Location
Imereti
Altitude
700 meters
Form
loose tea