From the manufacturer
Zihni Derin is the person responsible for bringing tea to Rize. The agricultural engineer quickly realised that the unique climate of the region with its mild but snowy winters and rainy summers was ideal for growing tea plants. The ‘father of tea’, as he is known in Turkey, set up research gardens and nurseries in the region in the 1920s, later imported seeds from Georgia and sold tea seedlings to farmers. The tea factory in Rize started operation in 1947. And so Çaykur was born.
Turkey’s most popular black tea. This is Turkish style loose leaf black tea. This tea is grown without the use of any pesticides.