Bordering the Black Sea, and nestled between Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Armenia lays the Republic of Georgia. Tea has been grown there for a long time, but previously, it mainly supplied tea to the Soviet Republic. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the tea industry of Georgia collapsed with it, and most of the tea farms were abandoned. As tea is a very resilient and long lasting crop, the plants survived despite their neglect. Now, some of the farms are being rehabilitated, and others replanted to bring the industry back to life.