Festival of Tea and Honey During Tbilisoba

Souvenir packages of Caucasus tea and honey
Souvenir packages of Caucasus tea and honey

In October CBDN’s traditional Festival of Tea and Honey took place in park Rikhe as part of Tbilisoba. The festival lasted two days.

In spite of the poor weather, the level of interest for the tea and honey did not wane.

Both Tbilisi locals and visitors came to taste the different kinds of tea and honey on offer. Georgian Minister for Agriculture Otar Daneliya, Tbilisi mayor David Narmania, mayoral deputies Irakli Lekvinadze amd Nana Khatiskatsi were among the festival guests. Other representatives from the local authorities, as well as NGOs and diplomatic missions, were also present.

The Georgian minister for agriculture examines the produce
The Georgian Minister for Agriculture examines the produce

The festival showcased the products of local tea and honey producers, as well as those of the Caucasus Business and Development Network. The latter aroused great interest among the guests. As usual, they were intrigued by the souvenir packages of Caucasus Tea and Caucasus Honey, and took home the CBDN brochures in order to learn more about the network’s work.

Demur Darsania shows honey produced in the CBDN apiary
Demur Darsania shows honey produced in the CBDN apiary

Honey produced by Demur Darsania and the company ‘Breti’ were particularly popular. The attractive layout of their stalls attracted great attention to their products.

Competitions for the best black tea, best green tea and the best honey were held at the end of the festival.

Head of IOM Mission to Georgia tries the produce
Head of IOM Mission to Georgia tries the produce

A few days before the festival, the organisers appeared on a popular Georgian television programme to introduce the festival and present the work of CBDN and a few examples of the products.