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

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

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

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

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Oct 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Sainsbury’s announcement that it is bringing oversight of its sustainable sourcing in-house has alarmed many supporters of the Fair Trade, UZI, the Rainforest Alliance, and organic certification schemes. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Oct 5, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Cascara is a new beverage brewing in indie and chain coffee shops.  Although consumed primarily as a tea, it is made from the hulls of coffee berries. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments

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

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The 150-year Celebration of Tea conference in Sri Lanka and AITea conference were held back to back in August showcasing a broad range of top presenters, each focusing on different challenges in tea. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Technavio market research picks up on yet another indicator of the tea industry’s expanding search for premiumization: paper. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Equipment

The global instant market is expected to grow 5% through 2022. more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Tea education is being incorporated into elementary and junior high school students in Shizouka, Japan, in many innovative ways. more

Oct 3, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The leaves that pluckers harvest take with them tons of essential minerals and trace metals that must be replaced to sustain the health and yields of tea bushes. Soil scientists are looking to Biochar is a way to replenish. more

Oct 3, 2017 12:00 AM Features

More than 100 chefs gathered in August, including members of the gold medal-winning Singapore Culinary Olympic team, to conduct a junior chefs’ symposium. more

Oct 2, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

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

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

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

Jul 28, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

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

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

Jul 27, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

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