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

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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

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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

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Plucking cannot commence until Feb. 18 in the major producing states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Manipur. Lower altitude Bengal and Bihar can begin as early as Feb. 11. Read more

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India tea exports are on the rise with gains in both value and volume this year — trends that the Tea Board of India intends preserve by aggressively combatting the typical year-end surge of stale tea. Read more

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The Tocklai Tea Research Institute, located in Assam, India, is the oldest and largest tea r&d center in the world. Read more

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Record flooding in South India killed nearly 500 people and forced 1 million more into shelters during the late summer monsoon. Read more

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Iran is beginning to feel the effects of renewed economic sanctions imposed by the United States and one of its first problems is adequate tea imports. Read more

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The government of Assam awarded an interim pay raise of  $0.45 per day through 2019 as negotiations continue over wage parity in the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Read more

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Reports on India’s small tea growers increasingly share one single word; “demand.” In the face of climate change, they are demanding that government tax and subsidy policy become farm-centric instead of favoring large estate growers. Read more

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Smallholder Innovation in the Nilgiri Hills Read more

Features

Chai Point is a rapidly growing Indian company that is both a leader in business innovation and in the forefront of applying these IT tools at POS – point of sale. Read more

Tea Report

Tea Studio is revolutionary, unique, and unlike conventional tea factories in many ways. Read more

Features

Solar Powered tea Garden

Photo courtesy IBC Solar

The Peria Karamalai Tea Estate near Madurai, in Tamil Nadu, India, recently flipped the switch on a 3-megawatt solar park that provides 100% of the garden’s power needs. Read more

Equipment

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

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India’s coffee exports jumped 17% during 2017, according to numbers released by the Coffee Board of India. Read more

Coffee Report

Third-party certifications heralded as progressive solutions are souring for producers as the priority of marketing engagement trumps poverty relief. Read more

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