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Reports on India’s small tea growers increasingly share one single word; “demand.” In the face of climate change, they are demanding that government tax and subsidy policy become farm-centric instead of favoring large estate growers. more

Tea Report

Smallholder Innovation in the Nilgiri Hills more

Features

Tea Studio is revolutionary, unique, and unlike conventional tea factories in many ways. more

Features

Chai Point is a rapidly growing Indian company that is both a leader in business innovation and in the forefront of applying these IT tools at POS – point of sale. more

Tea Report

Solar Powered tea Garden

Photo courtesy IBC Solar

The Peria Karamalai Tea Estate near Madurai, in Tamil Nadu, India, recently flipped the switch on a 3-megawatt solar park that provides 100% of the garden’s power needs. more

Equipment

China becoming a major export market for Indian and Sri Lankan black tea and English name brand tea bags. more

Tea Report

India’s coffee exports jumped 17% during 2017, according to numbers released by the Coffee Board of India. more

Coffee Report

Third-party certifications heralded as progressive solutions are souring for producers as the priority of marketing engagement trumps poverty relief. more

Features

Tata Global Beverages has opened four pilot cafes in Bengaluru (Bangalore). more

Tea Report

The 105-day strike in the hills of Darjeeling dealt a body blow to the tea industry. Disenchanted workers, only about 40% of whom reported for work immediately following the end of the strike, will prolong recovery. more

Tea Report

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Photo courtesy of Starbucks

The October opening was the latest expansion by Tata Starbucks Private Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks and Tata Global Beverages and was intended to reaffirm the partnership’s long-term commitment to India. more

Coffee Report

The Tocklai Tea Research Institute in Jorhat, Assam released TS560 a new drought-tolerant varietal. more

Tea Report

Eastern Assam is experiencing the unwanted return of scale, an insect that defoliates tea bushes. more

Tea Report

In August 2017, for the first time in 156 years, no Darjeeling teas entered the wholesale markets worldwide. An indefinite strike led by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) halted the harvest in mid-June. more

Tea Report

India exported 222.45 million kilos (m.kg)of tea in 2016, which is only a sixth of the tea grown there. Most of the exported tea is lower grade for blending. Only a small portion is processed as full-leaf orthodox. more

Tea Report

The Jalinga Tea Co. in Kolkata has achieved a CO2 neutral certification, the first tea estate to be certified under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. more

Tea Report

The import battle between India and Vietnam appears to have come to an end. Multiple sources report that both countries have canceled bans issued in early March. more

Coffee Report

The Government of India broke with tradition in May by naming the first coffee grower to chair the Coffee Board of India and the first tea planter to chair the Tea Board of India. more

News

The import battle between India and Vietnam appears to have come to an end. Multiple sources report that both countries have canceled bans issued in early March. more

Coffee Report

Margaret’s Hope, Goodricke Group’s famous Darjeeling tea garden now has a spectacular tea lounge. more

Tea Report

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