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Drones are sure to become as essential to the tea farmer as smartphones within the next two years. more

Tea Report

Tea was not among the $200 billion in Chinese imports subject to a 10% US tariff announced Sept. 24 but coffee will be taxed by China in retaliation. more

News

Tea was not among the $200 billion in Chinese imports subject to a 10% US tariff announced Sept. 24. more

News

Retail coffee leader Starbucks and digital titan Alibaba are working together to create a “New Retail” partnership in China. more

Coffee Report

Tim Hortons, the iconic Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, intends to open 1,500 coffee shops in China during the next 10 years. more

Coffee Report

The Bolivian government will provide incentives for small and medium coffee producers to increase production and export more green beans to China. more

Coffee Report

Tea Report

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Richard Marsham

During three decades as a product developer and troubleshooter, Nigel Melican has earned a reputation for applying an artful mastery of technology and insight that has improved tea manufacturing in 26 countries. more

News

China is now one of the world’s top arabica producing nations. more

Features

China and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) have been discussing membership for decades. more

Features

China becoming a major export market for Indian and Sri Lankan black tea and English name brand tea bags. more

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China is entering the specialty coffee fray in a big way. The growth of specialty cafés and coffee houses has driven consumption since 1997 when Nestle, followed shortly after by Starbucks, first began investing in developing China's domestic market. more

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group’s Wanglaoji has won the first ever China National Science Award in 2017 for its development of a DNA barcoding database for identifying and authenticating raw materials and genetic ingredients. more

Tea Report

More and more tea companies are seeing the Alibaba e-commerce platform as a vehicle for gaining a presence in China’s notoriously complex market. more

Tea Report

Tea traditions are no longer passed down as a heritage and established products and services have declining pull. more

Tea Report

China has emerged as one of the most promising producers of arabica and is developing a domestic coffee industry that already consumes more than Australia’s coffee market. more

News

Yunnan Coffee Exchange

Photo by Dan Bolton/STiR coffee and tea

Organizers plan conference and tour of China's Yunnan province which produces virtually all of that nation's arabica more

News

Chinese millennials can now drown their sorrows with a new range of teas by Sung Teas. The tongue-in-cheek marketing plays on the despair felt by some young Chinese regarding their career and marriage prospects. more

Tea Report

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CHIYANG ZHANG

Stakeholders expect the rapid expansion of China’s retail cafes to continue, but a successful outcome is not certain. more

Features

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