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Tea industry suppliers defend the publicly maligned tea bag following widespread media coverage of a research paper that revealed heat-sealed pyramid bags made of nylon and PET release billions of nanoplastic particles during a five-minute steep. 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

A bounty of tea has not benefitted industrious Kenyan growers. Prices declined 18.6% as revenue through June declined to $7.1 billion (Ksh69.7 billion) compared with $8.8 billion (Kh85.7 billion) the previous year. Read more

Tea Report

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

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After decades of going it alone, coffee and tea companies are working together to achieve sustainable solutions for the most vexing challenges in product packaging Read more

Features

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

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

News

Irish leader Leo Varadkar told a gathering of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce that a no-deal Brexit would likely require “adjustments” in shopping the nation’s grocery aisles. Read more

Tea Report

Sanctions limiting Iran’s ability to purchase tea encouraged domestic production which has increased by 15% in 2019. Read more

Tea Report

Ito En has contracted with Walmart to stock two of its top-selling teas nationwide in the US. Read more

Tea Report

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

Features

Tea plantation

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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

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

Tea bag production is extraordinarily complex and involves many materials, steps, and functional demands. The coffee industry faces a similarly vexing challenge in single-use capsules and k-cups. Read more

Features

Globally tea prices are at a low due to an oversupplied market with “significantly lower” average prices across all regions during the first six months of the year. Read more

Tea Report

Sri Lanka’s tea industry is enthusiastic about a $3.5 billion goal for exports by 2030. To be successful, production will need to increase to an estimated 350 million kilos. Read more

Tea Report

The appeal of premium tea in coffee shops is driving loose-leaf sales in England. A study by Allegra’s World Coffee Portal reveals the segment grew revenue by 11.1% last year. Read more

Tea Report

Jollibee Foods Corp.’s $350-million takeover of American retailer Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is complete, making the fast-food giant the first Filipino company to have a significant investment in the global retail coffee. Read more

Coffee Report

Researchers at McGill University report that filter media containing polyethylene releases “unusually high” concentrations of plastic nanoparticles. Read more

News

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

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  • Inside a tea factory in Assam. India

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    Inside a tea factory in Assam. India

    Inside a tea factory in Assam in India

  • Mug with tea

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    Mug with tea

    Mug with tea and tea leaves in the evening cafe

  • Drip Black Coffee vietnamese style on balcony with alpine backgr

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    Drip Black Coffee vietnamese style on balcony with alpine backgr

    Drip Black Coffee vietnamese style on balcony with alpine background - can be used for display or montage your text (soft focus at cup)

  • Youth Invigorate US Coffee Consumption

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    Youth Invigorate US Coffee Consumption

    Cheerful woman in the street drinking morning coffee in sunshine light

  • Fresh Brew Restaurants

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    Fresh Brew Restaurants

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