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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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Mexico will become the world's leading producer of Nescafe coffee with the opening of a $340 million new factory in Veracruz state. Read more

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Riff, an Oregon-based maker of cold brew coffee, doubles down on promotion of the green credentials of its new RTD cascara beverage by earning it certification as both GMO-free and carbon neutral, claiming that this is a first for an energy drink Read more

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South Africa’s rooibos botanical tea industry in July made its first annual payment to indigenous communities under a historic 2019 agreement to compensate them for their discovery and cultivation of rooibos... Read more

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Tanzania, one of Africa’s top four coffee producers, is stepping up its coffee game, and the numbers prove it. Farmers are forecast to increase output by 3.7% in the 2021/2022 season. Read more

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In April, experts in a variety of disciplines convened for the Sixth International Symposium on Tea and Human Health. Read more

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Tea producers might become proficient enough to make a decent oolong given a few years, but it can take decades to truly become a master. Read more

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One perennial issue in the coffee supply chain is ensuring that farms get a fair shake. Another is assuring consumers that the deal is real. Read more

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From the farm to the final pour, a lot of work goes into a cup of coffee. Like many industries, coffee must contend with its impact on the environment. Read more

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More and more people are looking into various herbal and green tea for supposed fertility and pregnancy benefits. Read more

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Specialty coffee industry pioneer Sherri M. Johns and her company, WholeCup Coffee Consulting, have led or advised coffee competitions, shows, projects, and businesses around the world during the past four decades... Read more

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