World of Tea Series: A Taste of Georgia
The December 19th World of Tea event was an exploration of tea and culture from the Republic of Georgia. Georgia was established as a tea growing region during the Soviet era, and small farms continued producing high quality teas in small batches long after the collapse of the USSR. We tasted three different teas grown and produced in Georgia, and guests had the opportunity to try two versions of a Georgian specialty called a Churchkhela, made with concentrated grape, with nuts and sometimes coconut. The event began with a film on Georgian tea production, featuring one of the producers of the teas we tasted. Georgian teas are bold, distinctive, and wonderful!