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Botanicals As Differentiators in Tea: Information and Education Lag Behind Innovation

More and more premium teas contain other agricultural ingredients that are essential to their differentiation: flower buds and petals, spices, herbs, fruit leaves and peel, scents, extracts, and oil essences.

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Ten years goes by quite quickly, and that’s where we stand with STiR – realizing it’s the magazine’s 10th anniversary yet feeling like it wasn’t that long ago we completed all the exciting work to transform Tea & Coffee Asia... Read more

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IMA Coffee’s high-speed aluminum capsule filler serves Coind’s sustainable needs Read more

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Once thought to be primarily composed of waxy compounds in tea leaves, it is now clear that the colorful film that forms on top of a black cup of tea is due to the reaction of oxygen, tea polyphenols, and carbonates in the water. Read more

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Global travel restrictions, Louisiana anti-vaxxers, Delta variant, and now Hurricane Ida...are we really going to SCA New Orleans in less than 4 weeks? Read more

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In 2020, at the peak Christmas selling season many tea sellers listed the single main feature of their products as “out of stock.” That reflected the disruption of supply chains, escalation of shipping shortages, costs and delays... Read more

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The global coffee trade enters an unexpected wave of turmoil as the most damaging frost in over 40 years hit an unprecedented majority of growing regions across Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producing and exporting country. Read more

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After months going without the possibility to visit and meet in person, Host Milan 2021 – with the SCA World Coffee Championship 2021 – will be the no-miss event of the year gathering all the coffee professionals and companies under one roof Read more

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Historically, the cost and quality of tea harvesting depended on the fingers of the pluckers, mostly women, who epitomize the tradition of “two leaves and a bud.” Today, fingers are increasingly being replaced by the cutting blades of machines. Read more

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The demand for coffee in Russia grows steadily, thanks to the recent lifting of the majority of Covid-19 restrictions and a developing economic recovery after the pandemic and its consequences. Read more

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Sir Thomas Lipton was an exceptional promoter whose brand transformed tea marketing. In his day, tea was an expensive luxury purchased in 92-pound (42-kilo) chests for $50 (in 1860, about $1,600 in today’s dollars). The Thomas J. Lipton Tea Packaging Read more

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