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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

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

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

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

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

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

Assam and Darjeeling tea growers experienced a difficult start to the year. Assam’s first flush quantities were down due to too much rain and a drop in temperature in past weeks that has caused worries for producers about second flush teas. more

Jun 11, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Huang Shan Gebirge in der Anhui Provinz

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Anhui is a mountainous inland province in East China, neighboring the lucrative Yangtze Delta to the east. The Huai River that traverses north Anhui serves a demarcation line dividing the province into two distinctive climate zones. more

Jun 10, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Devon tea company Plymouth Tea is cultivating tea in a Victorian walled garden at Maristow in the Tamar Valley near the coastal town of Plymouth. more

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

Hawaii tea growers have been working with the state government to establish true origin geographic indicators for the Hawaii tea industry. more

Jun 8, 2016 12:00 AM Tea Report

For too long Nepal has been overshadowed as an important tea region by neighboring Darjeeling. In the past few years more and more tea lovers have praised the exquisite character and quality of the orthodox artisan teas produced here. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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