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Tea premiumization has become an overarching focus for sellers and producers across the globe. A Tetley Tea Report defines it in terms of consumer appeal: the willingness to trade up and pay more for a superior drink. Read more

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Unilever declared its tea supply chain to be slave-free following a vigorous public campaign by Traidcraft Exchange, a not-for-profit body promoting traceability. Read more

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Russia is the world’s second-largest tea importer, behind Pakistan and ahead of the US. It sets the competitive agenda for international competitors in exports of commodity black tea, especially in driving prices down. Read more

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Every day around 3 million airline passengers in the skies over the US eat and drink on flights. But offered one, they are likely to reply with a firm “No thank you” or a less polite “No way.” Read more

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Tea industry suppliers defend the publicly maligned tea bag following widespread media coverage of a research paper that revealed heat-sealed pyramid bags made of nylon and PET release billions of nanoplastic particles during a five-minute steep. Read more

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Indian tea exports to Pakistan have dropped by half. Re-exports of Indian tea through the United Arab Emirates typically fill the gap when political tensions rise between these two nations, but not this time. Read more

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A bounty of tea has not benefitted industrious Kenyan growers. Prices declined 18.6% as revenue through June declined to $7.1 billion (Ksh69.7 billion) compared with $8.8 billion (Kh85.7 billion) the previous year. Read more

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Bigelow Tea has joined a very small number of companies certified as B Corporations, where B stands for benefits. These companies have shown a proven commitment to making their business “a positive force for social and environmental change.” Read more

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Irish leader Leo Varadkar told a gathering of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce that a no-deal Brexit would likely require “adjustments” in shopping the nation’s grocery aisles. Read more

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Sanctions limiting Iran’s ability to purchase tea encouraged domestic production which has increased by 15% in 2019. Read more

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Ito En has contracted with Walmart to stock two of its top-selling teas nationwide in the US. Read more

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Temperatures exceeding 38oC (100oF) in Hubei, Yunnan, Jiangxi, Hunan, northeastern Guizhou, eastern Sichuan, and Chongqing exacerbated the effects of low rainfall since spring leading the government of China to declare a level 4 emergency in August. Read more

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USLTG is comprised of 85 growers on the US mainland and Hawaii. Some are hobbyists but several overate commercial tea production facilities. Read more

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Globally tea prices are at a low due to an oversupplied market with “significantly lower” average prices across all regions during the first six months of the year. Read more

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Sri Lanka’s tea industry is enthusiastic about a $3.5 billion goal for exports by 2030. To be successful, production will need to increase to an estimated 350 million kilos. Read more

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The appeal of premium tea in coffee shops is driving loose-leaf sales in England. A study by Allegra’s World Coffee Portal reveals the segment grew revenue by 11.1% last year. Read more

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