More and more tea companies are seeing the Alibaba e-commerce platform as a vehicle for gaining a presence in China’s notoriously complex market. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Tea traditions are no longer passed down as a heritage and established products and services have declining pull. more

Dec 4, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

China has emerged as one of the most promising producers of arabica and is developing a domestic coffee industry that already consumes more than Australia’s coffee market. more

Dec 4, 2017 12:00 AM News

Yunnan Coffee Exchange

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Organizers plan conference and tour of China's Yunnan province which produces virtually all of that nation's arabica more

Nov 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

Chinese millennials can now drown their sorrows with a new range of teas by Sung Teas. The tongue-in-cheek marketing plays on the despair felt by some young Chinese regarding their career and marriage prospects. more

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report



Stakeholders expect the rapid expansion of China’s retail cafes to continue, but a successful outcome is not certain. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Two Gems of Beijing’s Independent Coffee Scene

Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

A decade ago an independent café selling specialty coffee found it difficult to even obtain quality beans from major producing countries. Fast forward and times have changed. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Cheese-topped tea? It sounds implausible and unappealing. But, as with bubble tea, it has spread at an accelerating rate over the past seven years, from the food stalls of Taiwan. more

Oct 2, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Beijing is an anomaly for any type of business. The city is big enough for any business to establish itself, but it takes spectacular talent to withstand time. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

An interesting phenomenon is occurring among Shanghai’s consumers, and in this case at the center of it all is tea in a plastic cup, topped with whipped cream. more

Jul 28, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Ankang City, located within the southern area of Shaanxi Province, China, has one of the highest levels of ground-based selenium in the world. As such, tea crops grown in this area become enriched with selenium. more

Jul 28, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

La Marzocco, the Italian espresso machine manufacturer, expanded to China in March with the opening of an office and showroom in Shanghai’s Tong Ren Road district. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Swiss Tea Club celebrated Chinese New Year at Switzerland’s highest rated Chinese restaurant with excellent food from chief cook Mister Luo. more

Jun 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Shanghai Fortunecaffe, Co. is the new exclusive distributor of Loring Smart Roast equipment in China and Hong Kong. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Equipment

Chinese Tea Delegation

Nick Dawson

A delegation of tea producers from Fujian province visited London recently to meet existing customers and to meet new potential buyers. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Shanghai Fortunecaffe, Co. is the new exclusive distributor of Loring Smart Roast equipment in China and Hong Kong. more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Coffee Connection

Photo by Dan Bolton

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

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