The region on the eastern edge of the Black Sea offers the ideal conditions for tea cultivation in terms of geography and climate. A benefit that should be exploited to the full. Find out more
Whether black, green or organic – tea is more than just a drink for people in Rize. Their livelihood depends on it. It is their past, present and future. Find out more
1947 – The first tea factory goes into operation in Rize. Today, over 200,000 independent tea producers supply the Çaykur factories in Rize and the surrounding region. Find out more
Strong black tea served on a tray. Healthy green tea that prevents illness. Natural organic tea that is environmentally friendly and flavourful. Çaykur has the right offer for every taste.
Cultivation is one thing. The knowledge behind how to process tea is another. Specialists transform the plant into drinkable tea in a multi-step process. The product is carefully controlled and certified by international experts.
Mist surrounds the slopes above the tree tops. Nestled in between the Black Sea and the Kaçkar mountains grows one of the best and healthiest teas in the world. And in harmony with nature.
Rize has lived and breathed tea for over 60 years. In the largest cultivation area in Turkey, every second person of the approximately 350,000 residents works in the tea industry. In craggy valleys, in picturesque mountain glens and on lush, green slopes, they grow, harvest and process the healthiest tea in the world. Four Çaykur employees explain what tea growing means to them – and how they live and breathe their love of tea.
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Snowflakes settle on the green tea plants. They envelop them in winter and protect them against pests, insect attacks and tea-specific diseases. The eastern Black Sea coast offers the ideal climatic conditions for tea growing. The rainy summer does the rest, producing tea plants at the foot of the Kaçkar mountains that are of a quality not found anywhere else in the world.
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