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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

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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

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They are likely to become more and more part of the discussions of tea health and safety, given their growing spread and contamination of more and more areas of the environment, through industrialization. Read more

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The director of China’s tea quality control programs describes an industry in transition with a goal of uniformly clean tea. Read more

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

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Arakai Estate is a small tea garden along the Sunshine Coast that has won the Australian Tea Masters’ Golden Leaf award for three years out of the four that it has harvested tea. Read more

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Drones are a powerful tool in the sustainable development to increase global food supply by 70% in the next decade to meet population growth. Read more

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Four million of Kenya’s population depend on tea for their living. One of the biggest threats they face is from crop losses. Read more

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Several of the world’s most highly regarded white teas are now grown in Sri Lanka. Read more

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Farmers have reported growing crop losses that leave them at a “crippling disadvantage” in world markets. Read more

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A small farming operation has recently joined Australia’s short list of tea growers. Read more

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A group of Australian farmers have been given a $100,000 grant to establish a tea-growing co-op at Mangrove Mountain in New South Wales. Read more

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The 105-day strike in the hills of Darjeeling dealt a body blow to the tea industry. Disenchanted workers, only about 40% of whom reported for work immediately following the end of the strike, will prolong recovery. Read more

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Annah Bisieri, a tea farmer in Kenya’s western Kisii county, had contracted with the Kenya Tea Development Agency for more than 30 years until 2010 when she opted for alternatives ways to market her tea. Read more

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The leaves that pluckers harvest take with them tons of essential minerals and trace metals that must be replaced to sustain the health and yields of tea bushes. Soil scientists are looking to Biochar is a way to replenish. Read more

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India exported 222.45 million kilos (m.kg)of tea in 2016, which is only a sixth of the tea grown there. Most of the exported tea is lower grade for blending. Only a small portion is processed as full-leaf orthodox. Read more

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After a long project growing a small number of cuttings, specialist tea producer Akira Tatsuoka has produced just 130kg of fabled Japanese tea. Read more

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The Jalinga Tea Co. in Kolkata has achieved a CO2 neutral certification, the first tea estate to be certified under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read more

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Harendong Tea Estate is situated in a region where indigenous traditions have been handed down for hundreds of years. 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

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