tea cultivation

Farmers have reported growing crop losses that leave them at a “crippling disadvantage” in world markets. more

Feb 27, 2018 12:00 AM Tea Report

A small farming operation has recently joined Australia’s short list of tea growers. more

Dec 8, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

A group of Australian farmers have been given a $100,000 grant to establish a tea-growing co-op at Mangrove Mountain in New South Wales. more

Dec 7, 2017 12:00 AM 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

Dec 5, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Annah Bisieri, a tea farmer in Kenya’s western Kisii county, had contracted with the Kenya Tea Development Agency for more than 30 years until 2010 when she opted for alternatives ways to market her tea. more

Dec 4, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

India exported 222.45 million kilos ( 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

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 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

Harendong Tea Estate is situated in a region where indigenous traditions have been handed down for hundreds of years. more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Having produced his range of high-quality specialty teas in the company’s rather unique factory in the Nilgiris for almost a decade, Indi Khanna of Tea’n’Teas decided it was time to put all his practical experience into practice. more

Apr 11, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Grassland Tea

Photo courtesy Takashi Inoue, president Ohkuraen Co., Shizuoka-ken, Japan

Japanese teas from Kakegawa are famous for two reasons. The cultivation method using dried grasses, and the deep steaming that the leaves undergo are both unique to the area. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Organic green teas produced from wild tea trees in the highlands of Vietnam, with the help of the local Hmong people, feature in a new range of organic blends designed by Natur Boutique to offer health benefits as well as great flavors. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

Kitabe tea factory safe water source


Kitabe tea factory, located in Kintobo village, Nyamagabe District of Rwanda, has received praise from the management of the district for its work in enhancing the life of residents. more

Jan 5, 2017 12:00 AM Tea Report

With growing demand from overseas markets for Loatian tea, the high mountain areas in the northwest and southwest of the country have the potential to expand their production of quality organic teas. more

Dec 29, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Oscar Woolley and Anne Irwin, founders of Belfast tea company Suki Tea, bring tea cultivation to Ireland. more

Dec 28, 2016 12:00 AM Tea 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

Internet provider Tigo Rwanda has partnered with credit cooperatives, Access to Finance Rwanda, the Wood Foundation, and the TradeMark East Africa Challenge Fund to offer a digital payment program to pay tea farmers. more

Aug 19, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Ex-Soviet republic intends to bring its struggling tea industry back to life. more

Aug 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Despite fierce attempts by local businessmen to revive the industry it is hard to conclude things are going well. Still, a few dozen tea-growing companies remain in Sochi. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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