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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

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

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

After a long project growing a small number of cuttings, specialist tea producer Akira Tatsuoka has produced just 130kg of fabled Japanese tea. more

Jul 27, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The World Tea Expo has always been one of the greatest annual hubs for the international tea community, and this year they experienced a world first. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

The Langham Hotel is providing full tea sommelier training to management and hospitality staff. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

South Africa Powdered rooibos

Jaco Wolmarans

Khoisan Tea Pty Ltd, a leading rooibos producer and exporter in Cape Town, South Africa has invested in the latest technology to grind its own organic rooibos matcha-like product without affecting the quality of the raw material. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Capital Teas announces it has commenced a formal proceeding to reorganize to better position itself for the future. more

Jul 25, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

A seismic shift is underway not in the tea rooms but in coffee shops where tea is no longer looking like a sad, stagnant status quo, but rather an inspiring blank canvas of possibility. more

Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

An indefinite strike by thousands of tea workers seeking statehood has left eight dead and halted the Darjeeling second flush harvest. more

Jul 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

IMA EC24 Optima tea packaging machine

Photo courtesy of IMA Mai S.A.

In a market saturated with specialty tea and coffee, packaging has never been more important. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Wilbur Curtis Co. has pledged $250,000 to the University of California, Davis to support the university’s expanding Coffee Center. The donation is the first to a major academic institution by the manufacturer of coffee and tea brewing equipment. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Coffee Report

Revitalizing Iran

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Iran is one of the world’s top tea-consuming nations. While most tea is imported, the government subsidizes growers and is nurturing the development of hand-processed specialty tea. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Long before the first tea pod, capsule, cartridge, or k-cup there was the tea bag.  While controversy over who was the initial creator of the bag remains, one thing is certain, the public immediately responded to this convenient, mess-free format. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Iranian black teas possess a delicacy and nuanced flavor that evolves even after the tea is brewed. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Victoria Bisogno has announced that El Club del Té, an international organization based in Buenos Aires and dedicated to the development and promotion of tea culture, is launching activities in 12 new cities. more

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Scientists have launched a project that aims to bury thousands of teabags in wetlands around the world to try and discover how efficient the different wetlands are at capturing and storing carbon dioxide. more

Jun 12, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Bangladesh’s tea output for 2016 grew by nearly 27% over the previous year and this may be enough of a rise to mean that the country no longer needs to import tea from elsewhere. more

Jun 9, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Camellia Sinensis of Montréal are completing the final touches to their new Bristol Chai project. more

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

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