Project Title: Promoting Tea as the engine of growth for the Black Sea Basin Area
Project Acronym: TEAWAY
Project Duration: 24 months
Financial Framework: Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020
Participating countries: Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia.
1. Enhance the capacities of the SMEs and local/regional producers who manufacturing typical and special tea products
2. • Increase of the economic growth in the involved areas
3. • Increase the demand for the Black Sea Tea Production
Tea is one of the oldest and the second most consumed drink in the world after water. Until the end of the 19th century, the production was concentrated in Asia, however, rising global demand for tea have led other countries to cultivate their own tea. Now, it’s produced in 40 countries around the world. Today one of the main growing places is around the Black Sea. Tea arrived in this region through various routes. The Mongols and merchants along the Silk Road were those who introduced tea to the Russians, Turks and Persians, as well as the people of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan etc. Around the turn of the 20th century and after numerous attempts, tea began to be grown in the mountains between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. The climate of the Black Sea coast is suitable for numerous agriculture activities and products. The mild, damp oceanic climate of the Black Sea coast makes commercial farming profitable which is also beneficial for tea plantations. These plantations, scattered on the Black Sea shores, are today an integral part of everyday life.
Tea is one of the oldest and the second most consumed drink in the world after water
LEAD PARTNER: Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Xanthi
Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Varna Economic Development Agency
International Centre for Social Research and Policy Analysis
Armenian Young Women’s Association
Chamber of Commerce of Drama
It’s tea time!
Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is co-financed by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood Instrument and by the participating countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
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