Between 4-6 February 2011, CBDN organized a regional tea-makers meeting in Gyumri, Armenia. The meeting brought together Georgian, Abkhaz, South Ossetian, Armenians from Nagorny Karabakh, and Armenian producers and experts to discuss next steps of CBDN’s tea sector work.
As part of the meeting CBDN organised a workshop on the use of the so-called “Universal Table” that is used for production and packaging of Caucasus Tea. The training and equipment, which is made by CBDN, will allow the production and popularisation of Caucasus Tea locally across the region.
The meeting offered an opportunity to discuss and plan different ways of promoting Caucasus Tea as well as exchange experiences. Among issues discussed was the production of local herbal variations of the Tea and planning for presentations across the region.
The meeting was organised in parallel to Caucasus Beekeeping meeting and offered a great opportunity to share information and plans across the sectors.
This meeting was supported by the IFS of EU and CP of British Government.