There was much less tea sailing the high seas last year than could be found in local market stalls. more

Jun 1, 2017 3:00 AM Features

Demand for specialty loose leaf teas globally has led a few East Africa producers to add orthodox black, green, and white varieties to their range. Emrok Tea Factory, one of the most modern in Kenya, is attracting a good deal of attention. more

Jun 2, 2017 12:00 AM Features

It took five years to unravel but the first high-quality map of the genome was published in May. Now it’s time to get to work coming up with practical applications of the tea genome for commercial tea production. more

Jun 1, 2017 1:00 AM Features

Women are perhaps the greatest untapped resource available to avert challenges to the global coffee industry. more

Jun 1, 2017 2:00 AM Features

From the Editor:

Genetic Harmony

What if we and tea are meant to be evolutionary companions? The thought is inspired by a hint that mankind’s long affair with tea led the plant to change in ways pleasing to the humans who tend it.

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