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As Rwanda privatized its tea sector a decade ago, philanthropist Sir Ian Wood seized a rare opportunity to acquire the country’s largest tea estate. Read more

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Virtually all the world’s tea thrives in a narrow band between the equator’s latitudes of 20 degrees north and 20 degrees south. Rising temperatures within this band threaten to diminish the quality and reduce yields by 25% in key producing regions.. Read more

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This year, there is a sense of urgency as the world pauses to reflect on the planet’s health: Friday, April 22, marks 52 years of Earth Day advocacy. Read more

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Russian tea consumers are discerning. According to the International Tea Committee, neighboring Georgia, which in 1991 supplied the USSR with 95% of its tea, manufactured only 5,000 metric tons in 2020, with only 200 metric tons exported to Russia. Read more

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India’s decision to bypass sanctions is a relief to tea and coffee exporters. Read more

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Overcoming the combination of sanctions, boycotts, pandemic-impeded logistics, and the suspension of business by beverage multinationals – a virtual economic blackout – is all but insurmountable for Russia’s major tea brands. Read more

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Traders in Sri Lanka, India, and Kenya watched with trepidation as Russia, one of the world’s highest tea-consuming nations, besieged neighboring Ukraine. Read more

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The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Feb. 23 that tea could play a leading role in transforming global food systems. Read more

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Judging tea quality and publishing the results on a scale like the Specialty Coffee Association’s cupping criteria at first appears insurmountable. Read more

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In 2020 Japan announced plans to increase tea exports from ¥14.6 billion (US$126.3 million) to ¥31.2 billion as part of a government program to boost farm, fishery, and forestry exports to ¥5 trillion in 2030. Read more

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The German Tea & Herbal Tea Association (Teeverband.de), based in Hamburg, reports that tea consumption (both Camellia sinensis and herbal and fruit infusions) grew by 2 liters in 2020 to a record of 70 liters per capita. Read more

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A 14-year study of 365,000 people suggests that tea and coffee drinkers are 32% less likely to suffer a stroke when compared to non-drinkers. Read more

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Two decades of tea company acquisitions failed to offset frustratingly sluggish growth that convinced Unilever executives to jettison its tea portfolio despite a dependable €2 billion (US$2.3 billion) annual turnover. Read more

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Sri Lanka began September under a government-declared state of economic emergency, rationing goods amid a foreign exchange crisis that will likely require a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. Read more

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Tea retailers that survived 2020 were saved by pivoting online and the striking uptake in sales of packaged tea in grocery and mass-market outlets. Read more

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The Institute for Global Food Security is analyzing the leaf chemistry of tea sampled from a broad range of geographical locations to create a map identifying the “chemical fingerprint” of tea. Read more

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