On October 16, CBDN was celebrating yet another Caucasus Tea festival in Tbilisi, Georgia. The aim of the festival was to promote sectoral cooperation and popularize Caucasus Tea brand across the region. The event was part of CBDN’s on-going work engaging different economic sectors in regional dialogue.
The Festival provided a good opportunity not only to present assortments of premium tea brands, but also to showcase results of cooperation by cheese-makers and wine producers of the South Caucasus – including “Caucasian Cheese” and “Caucasian bouquet” – as well as the concept of a new regional project “Caucasus Honey.”
Hundreds of people – ranging from tea experts, business representatives, authorities, diplomatic missions, NGOs and international organisations, to producers from across the South Caucasus, including Shirak, Karabakh, Samegrelo, Imereti and Zaqatala rayon – attended the event, and enjoyed tastings of the finest teas from across the region. The event received a wide media coverage including national TV stations and print media. As one of the guests said:
‘I enjoyed trying the tea that is produced by tea-makers across the region. I think it is important to have this kind of initiatives where people of the Caucasus work together and this kind of events where public enjoys tea, wine, cheeses, and honey not thinking where it was mad.’