Year: 2014

Year: 2014

Calls to Harmonize Pesticide Residue Levels
December 8, 2014 Data Dan Bolton

Concerns Raised about Inconsistencies in Pesticide Residue Levels In November the brought together delegates from all the major tea producing countries for its biennial session of the Inter-governmental Group on Tea. Among the delegate’s top concerns is trade. The hot-button discussion during this session concerned (MRLs) in tea. Producing nations consider stringent MRL standards one of

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Anger as Tea Worker Food Help Eliminated
December 8, 2014 Data Dan Bolton

JORHAT, Assam – India’s central government, mindful of the horrors of starvation that killed millions of its poor 50 years ago, has for decades provided tea garden workers subsidized cereal grains including rice, wheat and millet. Tea garden distribution of subsidized food may end in Assam on January 1 according to Assam Industries and Commerce

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New Downton Abbey Tea for Season 5
December 8, 2014 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

New Downton Abbey Teas as Season 5 Nears As Downton Abbey prepares to return to American television screens on Jan. 5, customers are exploring expanded Downton Abbey tea collection. The Downton Abbey miniseries has been . The show follows the Crawley family and their servants as they experience the challenges of the 1910s and 1920s

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Botanical Council Tea Market Report
December 8, 2014 Data Dan Bolton

Everyone in tea will want to study the American Botanical Council’s newly released . It is the most thorough analysis of the American tea industry sales by channel I’ve seen. The report, which appears in the November issue of the American Botanical Council’s , is authored by Sage Group principal Brian Keating and ABC Executive Director

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Tea Helps Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
November 17, 2014 Data World Tea News

Researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States have looked at more than 170,000 people to examine the impact of flavonoids on ovarian cancer risk. Aedín Cassidy, Tianyi Huang, Megan S. Rice, Eric B. Rimm and Shelley S. Tworoger drew their information from participants in the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II.

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India’s Tea Industry Urged to Fund Research
October 12, 2014 Industry News Dan Bolton

KOLKATA, India — Government financed tea research centers have done the heavy lifting in basic plant science and more recently in developing drought resistant cultivars but the tea industry has to take on greater responsibility in research according to . Additional Secretary Rajani Ranjan Rashmi with India’s Union Commerce Ministry, told delegates attending the 131st

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Tata Agrees to Eco-Friendly Plant Protection
October 6, 2014 Data World Tea News

, the second largest tea company in the world, announced last week that it will comply with Greenpeace recommendations to no longer use chemical pesticides on tea grown in India. The company, which markets several teas in North America, including Tetley, the number two brand by volume, announced its will rely on eco-friendly bio-pesticides, biological

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India Tea Board Responds to Greenpeace Report
August 18, 2014 Data Dan Bolton

The India Tea Board has issued a release assuring domestic and export markets that Indian teas “are totally safe following stringent standards.” , titled “Tea Board Dispels Misconceptions about Indian Teas”, followed a public campaign by Greenpeace to halt the use of pesticides in tea. On Aug. 11 Greenpeace India published a report alleging that

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Packaged Facts Optimistic about Tea’s Future
August 18, 2014 Data World Tea News

has recently released a set of slides from their May 2014 World Tea Expo presentation regarding U.S. Tea Market Contexts and Trends. Their data indicates reasons for optimism about tea’s future. Packaged Facts analysts are predicting a $900 million increase in total tea sales across the industry in 2015 with the most substantial increase attributable

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Interview: Daniele Monti on Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea
June 30, 2014 Data Jessica Sanchez

by: Jessica Sanchez, Editor, When I saw the launch of  Oprah Chai at Starbucks, there were three immediate things I had to do: 1. Look at the packaging, inside and out. The textures, the colors, structure, and the collection as a whole; 2. Text my team and tell them about this packaging, which they had already

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