Georgian Lazi Company rehabilitates tea plantation with support of TBC Bank
BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 10
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
With the support of TBC Bank, Georgian Lazi Tea Company, whose plantations are cultivated on 350 hectares, has rehabilitated part of its plantations, Trend reports referring to Georgian media.
As reported, Lazi Tea Company owns tea plantations on 350 hectares in Tsalenjikha district.
The company successfully operates on foreign markets; it exports 80 percent of domestically grown tea to China and 20 percent - to Central Asia countries.
The years of 2017-2018 turned out a decisive period for the company development, when Chinese investors showed interest in the plantations. It turned out that the tea variety that grows in Tsalenjikha has almost disappeared in China. High-quality Georgian tea found a good exports route to China.
Together with Chinese partners, Lazi opened training centers for local residents to train them in use of modern machinery, equipment and technologies.
Picking tea in Tsalenjikha starts in April and ends in August. The local residents pick tea leaves by hand, and they also use machines for harvesting, depending on the quality to be received.
Today, tea plantations in Georgia cover 8,000 hectares, of which only 50 percent are cultivated, while another 50 percent require rehabilitation.
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