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China is the United Arab Emirate’s No. 1 trading partner. Next year, the Dubai Multi Commodities Center will begin trading Yunnan arabica at a modern roasting and distribution center. more

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The competition will include four categories – tea preparation, tea pairing, tea mixology, and tea tasting. In the tea preparation category, competitors will be expected to brew an ‘organizers tea’ and a master’s tea of their choice. more

Feb 27, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Private tea master credentials are no longer permitted. more

Feb 25, 2017 12:00 AM , News

In October China coffee producers in Yunnan signed a deal that will send 90% of their annual crop to Dubai for worldwide distribution. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM News

Belinda Wong will concentrate on the long-term growth strategy and innovation in China including digital and e-commerce initiatives. She also will oversee the company’s first international Roastery opening in Shanghai in 2017. more

Oct 20, 2016 12:00 AM News

Starbucks brings western-style tea to 6,200 stores in 16 Asian and Pacific countries. The reasoning is that China will view drinks like prickly pear flavored iced tea and hibiscus tea with pomegranate pearls as familiar but non-tea category. more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 AM News

Despite the rise of digital media, ‘Cha Dao Life’, thrives in China. The print magazine is the first Chinese tea magazine in China focusing origins, culture, and tea’s connections to modern lifestyle. more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Teavana launches in 6,200 Starbucks locations in 16 Asian and Pacific countries. more

Sep 12, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Concern over the spread of the Zika virus has reached China where coffee shipments already have been held up in Chinese ports. Now exports passing through the United States are under scrutiny. more

Aug 26, 2016 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Hong Peng is responsible for one of China's largest Fair Trade certified tea cooperatives. A graduate of the Wuyuan Tea School and an expert on organic agriculture, Peng was first in China to export organic certified Chinese tea to the West. more

Aug 19, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Until recently, the study of tea in China has focused on specific tea producing regions within the country. But there is now a new trend to study the tea cultures of other countries. more

Aug 17, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Huang Shan Gebirge in der Anhui Provinz

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Anhui is a mountainous inland province in East China, neighboring the lucrative Yangtze Delta to the east. The Huai River that traverses north Anhui serves a demarcation line dividing the province into two distinctive climate zones. more

Jun 10, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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The first international Starbucks Roastery and Reserve Tasting Room will open in Shanghai, China in late 2017. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

It may seem that the “Yunnan coffee pie” has been pretty much gobbled up by global traders and huge multinational corporations but this is not the case. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Yunnan: Arabica Supplier to the World?

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As the global market experiences a chronic shortage of quality arabica coffee, cultivation in southwestern China’s Yunnan province is expanding, attracting international buyers and investors. But will it be enough to ease the bottle neck? more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Analysis carried out by scientists on leaf buds found in burial pits around two ancient tombs has proved that they are from the tea plant. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Asia ports and those along the West Coast of the United States will expand their roles as global logistic hubs during the next decade, according to a recently released research report. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Starbucks has been in China for nearly 17 years. In the last 3 years, Starbucks has more than tripled its store count in China. This year 1 store opened every 18 hours. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Southeast Asian branded coffee shop market shows solid growth with the total number of outlets estimated at more than 14,300 stores in 2015. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Wilson Center’s Jennifer Turner turned heads at the annual National Coffee Association Summit with the revelation that 35% of China’s water is unsafe, according to the Chinese government. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM News

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