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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

Indian tea exports to Pakistan have dropped by half. Re-exports of Indian tea through the United Arab Emirates typically fill the gap when political tensions rise between these two nations, but not this time. Read more

Tea Report

In a country where 80% of large tea estates are unprofitable, workers are angry, and prices are low, Craigmore Plantations India is a model of sustainability. Managing director MN Bopana talks frankly about problems facing the tea industry. Read more

News

India’s tea industry is struggling with low prices, high labor costs, vagaries of the weather, and with every passing year, the problems are both recurring and amplifying.  Growers report that 80% of the country’s plantations are not profitable. Read more

Features

India’s tea industry is struggling with low prices, high labor costs, vagaries of the weather and with every passing year, the problems are both recurring and amplifying.  Growers report that 80% of the country’s plantations are not profitable. Read more

Tea Report

The focus of research on the potential health benefits of tea has increasingly moved from the leaf in the cup to extracted biochemical compounds in the test tube. One of these is the “magic molecule” EGCG. Read more

Tea Report

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide worldwide and the key ingredient in Roundup, the highly effective weed killer. Its effectiveness and impact on tea crop yields are illustrated by the three-year legal ban on its use in Sri Lanka, officiall Read more

Tea Report

India’s largest retail coffee chain tries to rebound following the death of company founder V.G. Siddhartha. Read more

Coffee Report

Research on the potential health benefits of tea has moved from the leaf to extracted biochemical compounds in a test tube. The “magic molecule” in green tea shows powerful potential for cancer treatment. Add to this quantum dots. Read more

Tea Report

Tea producers in Darjeeling, in the Himalayan foothills, saw good yields in the first flush but weak demand and now face lower prices as the second flush gets underway. Read more

Tea Report

GEA has completed a new freeze-dried instant coffee plant on a green field site in Vietnam for a subsidiary of Tata Coffee Limited, India. The new plant was inaugurated on March 6. Read more

Coffee Report

Growers face challenges but are successfully adapting to trends, new ideas, and markets. Read more

Features

Muskan Khanna, who manages The Studio tea factory, was named Woman Innovator of the Year for her Nilgiri Bamboo tea. Read more

Tea Report

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

Tea Report

Inclement weather has stunted growth and delayed harvest. Experts estimate first flush harvest may drop as much as 20% this year. Read more

Tea Report

David Hogg, chief agriculture advisor at the Naandi Foundation in India, talks about the Araku Coffe Project, production, and sustainability. Read more

News

India withdrew most favored nation trading status with Pakistan immediately following a suicide bombing that killed at least 40 national police and injured hundreds more. India then imposed a 200% duty on any goods imported from Pakistan. Read more

News

An unusually long and intense cold snap in South India caused extensive damage to high-altitude gardens in the Nilgiri mountains. Read more

Tea Report

The Tea Board of India has formally recognized the state of Tripura as a major tea growing region, awarding status and a logo for what will be known as Tripureshwari Tea. Read more

Tea Report

Here are two popular teas listed in the Times of India in early January 2019. Read more

Tea Report

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