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Alpine Rose Tea to Appear on the Market at the end of February

At the end of February, Deka (Alpine Rose) tea will be sold on Georgian market. Cooperative “Aragvelebi” will produce Deka tea in Dusheti Municipality village Barisakho. It is planned to produce 9 kinds of tea which will be made only from Deka’s leaves.

The tea made of wild plants will appear on the market with 50 gram packages and it will cost 5-6 GEL. The project cost is 131 thousands GEL. Currently, 15 people are employed in the factory. 

Deka plant is spread in Caucasian Sub Alp and Alp zones 1600-3000 meters from sea level.

Natives of Georgia have long been aware of the health benefits and unique detoxicant properties of the tea brewed from leaves of Rhododendron Caucasicum, a polyphenol-rich evergreen, also known as alpine rose,  that grows in the Caucasian mountains.