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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

Tea Report

China’s growing thirst for black and purple tea from Kenya has led to a sizeable 5-million kilo-per-year purchasing agreement valued at $70 million annually. Read more

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Consumers in the US are now paying a putative 15% tariff on Chinese tea with the possibility of further increases as high as 25% in the months ahead. Read more

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Chinese history meets Starbucks’ coffeehouse culture in the company’s new Reserve flagship in Tianjin, China. Read more

Coffee Report

China’s Ideal Specialty Coffee Cultivar Could be a F1 Hybrid Read more

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Decoupling the deeply entwined US and Chinese trade relationships will have a profound and largely negative impact on coffee and tea retail. 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

Tea Report

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

Tea Report

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

Coffee Report

A 15% tariff on Chinese tea and coffee imports effective Sept. 1 is proving hard to swallow. 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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Continued volatility poses a threat to processed coffees 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

Tea Report

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

Tea Report

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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