Month: November 2016

Month: November 2016

Qi Aerista Smart Brewer Funded
November 29, 2016 Data Dan Bolton

Rick Ha and Karen Wan brought their prototype smart brewer to World Tea Expo last June as one of the final steps prior to launching a crowd-funding campaign. They were delighted that the was named a finalist in both Innovation and the Brewing Gear categories because of its app-controlled ability to brew a range of

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Nestea Plans Major Rebranding
November 22, 2016 Data Dan Bolton

New Nestea Logo Last year, Nestea, a venerable tea brand owned by Nestlé since 1948, changed its bottle size and introduced several new flavors, including iced tea with peach, iced tea with raspberry, and iced tea lemonade to complement a diet iced tea with lemon. Its sculpted 23-oz PET bottles not only contained more tea,

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Xiamen Tea Fair
November 1, 2016 Analysis Dan Bolton

Professor Ouyang Daokun, deputy executive director of the China Institute of Tea Business, addresses the World Tea Traders Convention. XIAMEN, China Tea fairs in China differ little from the West—except in scale. The 2016 edition of the in Fujian Province filled massive halls with 1,000 exhibitions covering 645,000 square feet. The late-October event has doubled

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TWG Expands to Canada
November 1, 2016 Analysis Dan Bolton

TWG Palace Teabag Chest and Tray. SINGAPORE Luxury tea brand will open its first North American Tea Salon & Boutique in early December in Vancouver, British Columbia. The venture, a franchise expansion, will be operated by Tom and Karinna James. It will be the 57th TWG opening since the Singapore-based company began business eight years ago.

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Global RTD to Exceed $100 Billion
November 1, 2016 Analysis Dan Bolton

SAN FRANCISCO Market research reports predict accelerating growth in ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee with both the Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC) and Grand View Research releasing optimistic projections through 2024. “RTD tea has performed fairly strongly for the past six years,” according to BMC’s “” report. The study, released last week with projections through 2020,

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