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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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A Japanese growers cooperative successfully convinced government officials to abandon the Geographical Indication for matcha produced in the cities of Nishio and Anjo. The unusual reversal is the first delisting since the system was created. Read more

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China’s tea harvest is cautiously underway as factories that were closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus re-open under strict sanitation guidelines. Read more

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This is a small international non-profit organization that has an increasingly consequential mission: to conserve and make available the crop diversity whose disappearance threatens “the foundation of our food.” Read more

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Disruptions of rain and temperature patterns are affecting tea farming and the impact is sure to grow. here's a study that looks at the micro level. Read more

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In any discussion of problems in tea supply chains, authentication, transparency, worker rights, farmer payments, or safety, the answer will include “blockchain,” followed by the question “When?” Read more

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CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice is a striking instance of the pace and extent of innovation in tea products, markets, and customers across the globe, especially in Asia. Read more

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Sri Lanka tea production last year fell to a four-year low of 300 million kilos, but export revenue set a $1.33 billion record. Read more

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The Tocklai Tea Research Institute announces a breakthrough in micro-propagation of large numbers of clonal tea plantlets from a single cell. Read more

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