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Overall, consumer spending in the US and Canada is down, but tea sales online and on Amazon have increased, according to market research firm JungleScout. Read more

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Montreal-based DAVIDsTEA, a pioneer in specialty tea retail, will close its retail outlets in the US and Canada following bankruptcy filings in both countries. Read more

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The Nairobi High Court in Kenya halted a controversial range of government ordered tea industry reforms pending judicial review in September. Read more

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The economic impact of the pandemic makes it unlikely that China will meet the expectations of a “phase one” agreement negotiated with the US in January. As a result, the US said it might initiate another round of tariffs targeting China. Read more

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First-quarter Covid-19 related losses will exceed $275 million according to the Indian Tea Association. Read more

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Café re-openings are underway, led by Starbucks, which announced that 65% of its corporate stores have reopened and that 85% will resume operations by the end of May. Read more

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China returned to full-scale tea production by May 21 when the country celebrated International Tea Day. Read more

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As lockdowns in tea-producing countries gradually ease up, permitting the harvest to resume, logistical hurdles mount as the cost of airfreight, the preferred method of transport early in the season, tripled. Read more

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The first Mombasa tea auction of 2020 saw the first-ever sale of a Kenya premium orthodox tea. This marks a significant step in the national industry. Read more

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Bayer, the German conglomerate, acquired the Monsanto in 2018. The Monsanto name disappeared, along with its association with genetically modified organisms crops and the glyphosate-based pesticide, Roundup. Read more

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An article published in mid-2019 entitled, “Are Avocados the Future of Tea?” asks a provocative question whose answer depends on what the proven health benefits of the tea are. There is a small body of scientific reports that point to an answer. Read more

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A group of 20 growers and traders in Oregon is making plans to establish its Willamette Valley area as a specialty tea center. They met in early 2020 and laid out their case for building a type of statewide cooperative with pooled investment. Read more

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A hand-picked batch of tea leaf doesn’t come to the processing factory pristine and as just tea. According to IBM Research, it will contain up to 30 other types of unwanted substance: stones, seeds, stems, microplastic particles, stalks, and bugs. Read more

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Tea auctions around the world are experiencing disruptions that will quickly clog the supply chain and curtail the processing of first flush harvests.Tea auctions around the world are experiencing disruptions that will quickly clog the supply chain a Read more

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The US Federal Trade Commission warned weight loss tea marketers to “clearly and conspicuously” disclose endorsement deals for product or pay. Several persisted, and in March, the courts dropped a hammer on detox tea company Teami LLC. Read more

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Depressed demand, shipping delays, and travel restrictions are driving down tea prices and adding to a global tea glut. Read more

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