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Bigelow Tea has joined a very small number of companies certified as B Corporations, where B stands for benefits. These companies have shown a proven commitment to making their business “a positive force for social and environmental change.” Read more

Tea Report

Forecasts of trends in tea and coffee flavors for the coming year are all over the place: ingredient varieties, geographic and cultural origins, customer motivations and demographics, and new categories. Read more

Features

As the variety of ingredients increases along with concomitant differences in size, texture, density, chemistry, and ease of mixing, this is not simply a matter of pouring, shaking, and filling bags. Read more

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A seismic shift is underway not in the tea rooms but in coffee shops where tea is no longer looking like a sad, stagnant status quo, but rather an inspiring blank canvas of possibility. Read more

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IMA EC24 Optima tea packaging machine

Photo courtesy of IMA Mai S.A.

In a market saturated with specialty tea and coffee, packaging has never been more important. Read more

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Beverages That Do More

Photo by Daniel Gomes

Consumers seek flavors that enhance their well-being, Read more

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Demand for specialty loose leaf teas globally has led a few East Africa producers to add orthodox black, green, and white varieties to their range. Emrok Tea Factory, one of the most modern in Kenya, is attracting a good deal of attention. Read more

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Having produced his range of high-quality specialty teas in the company’s rather unique factory in the Nilgiris for almost a decade, Indi Khanna of Tea’n’Teas decided it was time to put all his practical experience into practice. Read more

Tea Report

​Rising demand for specialty tea means that fill lines will only get faster. Read more

Features

Sustained demand for specialty teas, especially green teas, is reshaping the US tea blending, fill and packing industry which has grown to $1.6 billion annually. Read more

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Scotland’s first tea plantation launched its Dalreoch White in New York City in June and in July signed a contract with Mariage Freres International in Paris. Read more

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