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.