Hurriyet reports that a leading turkish company Dogadan will launch tours to a tea farm located in Rize province for the first time this summer. The offer includes a weekend in a calming, peaceful atmosphere away from hectic city life, fresh air, tasting of local cusine and probably the most exciting – a day of picking tea leaves! This is a great step towards a more interesting holiday for tea lovers. The first tour will be taking place 18th-19th July and followed by a second on the 25th-26th July, however there is no specific information where and how to book. The package (including hotel and food) will cost 640 Turkish Liras which is about 300 EUR.
Tea hype leads to new attraction – tea tourism21 06 2009