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

Five international research teams are working across the African continent to generate a fundamentally new climate science focused on its impact on human development. Read more

Tea Report

The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to investigate celebrity endorsements of detox teas. 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

Late 2018 headlines give a hint of the imminent impact of CRISPR on just about every area of the tea industry. Read more

Tea Report

The Committee on Sustainability Assessment describes the benefits of shared indicators in a recent paper on sustainable tea. Read more

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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


Unilever announced the opening of two high-volume factories, located in the New Industrial Area of Doha, a neighborhood that features advanced infrastructure and logistics. 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


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


Germany is the second largest importer of tea in Europe and the largest re-exporter. The highest per capita consumption of tea in the world is in East Friesia: 300 cups a year versus 180 for Ireland and around 30 across Europe. 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


Rwanda’s investment in tea must anticipate and plan for long-term climate changes. Read more


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

Tea Report

The difference between an outstanding Earl Grey and a good one largely reflects the quality of the bergamot that creates its distinctive keyboard of flavors. Read more


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

Tea Report

Forecasts for Western Europe tea demand are trending down and much of that is tied with uncertainty about the United Kingdom's expected exit from the European Union. Read more

Tea Report

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    Inside a tea factory in Assam. India

    Inside a tea factory in Assam in India

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    Mug with tea

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    Drip Black Coffee vietnamese style on balcony with alpine backgr

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    Youth Invigorate US Coffee Consumption

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