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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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When executives of tea giant McLeod Russel India signed off on their latest financial report, they did so with an ominous warning from their auditor signed June 23. Read more

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Tea not only calms and soothes, relieving stress and aiding relaxation, drinking tea strengthens the cardiovascular system, builds immunity, and helps children from the age of four combat obesity. Read more

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Declining sales of low-cost commodity grade black teas in developed markets due to changing tastes convinced Unilever to sell most of its $3 billion tea portfolio. The separation of the brands is now complete with a sale likely by year-end. Read more

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Global tea exports through the spring months of 2021 had not offset setbacks in 2020 when tea sales from all countries declined to $7.1 billion, a shortfall of -8.6% compared to 2019. Read more

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Electronic noses are devices that, as the name implies, mimic human smelling and evaluation of aromas. For close to a decade, they have produced striking results in more and more areas of tea processing and quality management. Read more

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Investors could not get enough bubble tea as fruit, bubble, and cream-cheese tea chain Nayuki debuted with a US$656 million offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Read more

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Growers in Sri Lanka are furious at government officials who essentially cut off the supply of fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides in a broad and controversial edict to make the tea grown there pristine and profitable. Read more

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The Organic Trade Association reports that US sales of organic food and beverages set a record in 2020, growing 12.4% to $62 billion. The total includes organic food, which grew by 12.8% to $56.4 billion. Read more

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Covid-19 restrictions slowed processing but factory output remained steady and warehouse space quickly filled in producing countries. Ground transport remains severely limited in India... Read more

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Little early-spring rainfall in Assam and West Bengal curtailed plucking and idled factories that are now contending with logistics challenges tied to a massive surge of Covid-19 infections. Many workers are on leave during the slowdown and lockdown. Read more

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For a lot of Turkish people, life would be empty without the coffeehouse. In a country of 82 million people, coffeehouses function more as social clubs than mere places to sip a hot beverage. Read more

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Center-aisle categories like tea rarely accelerate at growth rates faster than advertising-driven fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) categories – but that is exactly what happened in 2020. Read more

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The sharp decline in tea sales to foodservice and office coffee distributors in 2020 forced many smaller specialty distributors to exit or consolidate. Read more

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The Danish Tea Association, which has been promoting specialty tea in Denmark through education and competitions for five years, announced that its board voted to join European Specialty Tea Association (ESTA). Read more

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Twenty years ago, Nepal's government turned its attention to tea both to alleviate rural poverty and generate foreign revenue from sustainably produced exports. Read more

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