Month: May 2015

Month: May 2015

Lipton Announces US Tea Festival
May 25, 2015 Data Dan Bolton

, the largest tea seller by volume and value in the U.S. announced it will host its first tea festival at Riverfront Park at Naval Yard in North Charleston, South Carolina to commemorate its 125th Anniversary. Be More Tea Festival (PRNewsFoto/Lipton) The , scheduled for Oct. 24, 2015 will feature live music, food, games, attractions

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Tea Blogging Takes Stage at WTE
May 18, 2015 Industry News Katrina Avila Munichiello

Eight years ago when I started there were a small number of us out there, sharing our thoughts on and knowledge about tea, reviewing products and hoping to find a community of people who were equally enthusiastic about tea. Tea Bloggers Roundtable – an affiliate program at this year’s WTE In the years that followed,

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Nepal Earthquake Leaves Tea Industry Largely Unscathed
May 18, 2015 Data Dan Bolton

ILAM, Nepal Nepal’s tea gardens and factories emerged largely unscathed following a week of earthquakes to have killed at least 10,000 Nepalese. Except in Sindhupalchowk, there were minimal injuries and little damage to Nepal’s tea industry, according to traders, growers and HIMCOOP, a tea co-operative. The word is less encouraging from downtown Kathmandu where 8,000

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Greenpeace India May Shutter Offices
May 18, 2015 Data Dan Bolton

Greenpeace India may be forced to close its offices and eliminate staff following actions of the Home Ministry to restrict access to funds held in Indian banks. In early May the government suspended Greenpeace’s license to operate and froze all its accounts, alleging that the NGO had “misused its foreign funds for political activities which

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On the Floor at World Tea Expo
May 11, 2015 Data World Tea News

By Si Chen The Expo floor was a showcase of innovative tea products from manufacturers, specialty tea suppliers and unique teaware manufacturers, with a delightful mix of first time exhibitors and returning vendors. Premala Srikantha (right), director of tea promotion from Sri Lanka Tea Board Exhibits were integrated this year with healthy beverages and tea

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Expo Reveals Breadth and Depth of Tea Industry
May 11, 2015 Data Dan Bolton

LONG BEACH, Calif. North America is now the fourth largest importer and the most vibrant tea market in the world, a fact evident in the breadth and depth of this year’s World Tea Expo. The Expo, which ended Friday, is North America’s largest and oldest gathering of tea professionals. The conference, focused tastings and educational

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Online Retail: Tech to Travel to Tea
May 11, 2015 Data Jenny Neill

Andy Hayes started his career working in the information technology sector. This would seem a solid foundation for turning his childhood hobby of producing a magazine into an online business. Only, with the tools for online publishing changing rapidly and no obvious model for the success of running an advertiser-supported blog, Hayes made some mistakes.

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A Call for Specialty Tea Standards
May 4, 2015 Standard Dan Bolton

Every retailer strives to offer quality teas. But selecting the best teas from a hundred origins, a thousand styles and thousands upon thousands of individual teas is daunting. No one can ever know all there is to know. That is why sharing conventional wisdom on acceptable color, moisture content, fragrance, appearance and defects is a

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Tea in Capsules
May 4, 2015 Data Dan Bolton

America’s top five tea companies earned a combined $100 million selling tea in capsules last year. Euromonitor International estimates global sales of tea capsules at $300 million.  Global market research firm IRi reports point of sale data for most of the teas sold in licensed K-Cups in grocery and department store. A precise total is unavailable as

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