Established in 2010, Gilan Tea specialises in the production, processing and sale of tea products. Situated at a 1ha site in the village of Sutamurdov near Lankaran city, the newly constructed facility has a total production volume of three tonnes per day. The purpose-built Gilan Tea facility was opened in June 2010 and is equipped with tea processing and production machinery sourced from specialist manufacturers based in China, Greece, Taiwan and Turkey.
The preliminary processing department has a processing capacity of 3000kg of tea leaves per day; the packing department has a capacity of 5000kg per half day. In order to create a sustainable tea industry in Azerbaijan, Gilan has purchased and resorted a 16ha former tea plantation in Lenkeran and a 7.5ha site is Astara. The two sites will supply tea to the new processing facility. The first Gilan Tea seedlings were planted in 2011. Gilan has produced a range of tea products for the domestic market.
The company is also developing a range of tea products for the export market.