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China’s growing thirst for black and purple tea from Kenya led to a sizeable 5 million kilograms per year agreement this month. Read more

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While the impacts of the inclusion of Chinese tea imports in the U.S. trade war are unclear and the details labyrinthine, one certainty is that there will be tariff evasion. This is a sophisticated, pervasive art form in world trade. Read more

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The Philippine fast-food giant that purchased Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in July, has expressed an interest in additional mergers or acquisitions in the United States and China. Read more

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A 15% tariff on Chinese tea and coffee imports effective Sept. 1 is proving hard to swallow. Read more

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Continued volatility poses a threat to processed coffees Read more

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For the first time since the country’s founding, U.S. consumers will pay a 10% tariff on Chinese tea beginning Sept. 1. Read more

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China’s largest commercial coffee exchange and rail hub delivers instant, roast, and green coffee to half the world Read more

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All the tea from China will be taxed at least 10% if the Trump Administration carries through on its threat to impose a $300 billion round of tariffs effective Sept. 1. Read more

Tea Report

The US tea industry drew a collective sigh of relief following President Donald Trump’s late-June decision to postpone levying tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods. Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a resumption of trade negotiations. Read more

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The director of China’s tea quality control programs describes an industry in transition with a goal of uniformly clean tea. Read more

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Import taxes could conceivably cost Americans $135 billion. America’s “get tough on China” stance has its fans, but no one interviewed favors adding 25% to the cost of importing Chinese tea. Read more

Tea Report

Few Americans can assess the immense impact of tariffs on every Chinese import, but they will easily notice the difference between a $6 box of 100 teabags and one that sells for $7.50. Read more

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Starbucks confidently explained to investors during the weeks before it debuted, that Chinese rival Luckin Coffee’s BlackRock-backed IPO will not derail 20 years of market dominance. Read more

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Heytea commands a premium price for a product that is not rated among the best in consumer blind tests. Revenues are around $150 million. Read more

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China ships very little coffee to the US but it is America’s largest supplier of green tea. The World’s Top Exports website, using data compiled from the US Department of Agriculture, lists China as the world’s top tea exporting nation. Read more

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This new organization launched in April with the goal of enhancing trade and global promotion of premium tea. Read more

Tea Report

Luckin Coffee Inc., the startup attempting to unseat Starbucks as the leading retail coffee chain in China, has filed for an initial public offering in the United States. The Bejing-based company seeks to raise $300 million in the IPO. Read more

Coffee Report

Affluence, emerging coffee cultures and a taste for premium specialty coffee drives Asian imports Read more

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Coffee with Chinese Characteristics

Image courtesy Eric Baden, Coffee Commune

China is discovering coffee at a pace and level of sophistication equal to Japan and South Korea but distinct. Read more

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Zhuyeqing Tea is a standout in China as one of the very few instances of national tea branding. The company has built strong consumer awareness through advertising, using the slogan "Ping Chang Xin" which means "Relaxing Heart." Read more

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