Month: February 2017

Month: February 2017

Insight: U.S. Organic Tea Imports
February 28, 2017 Data Dan Bolton

The volume of tea imports has declined since 2013 following a sharp rise, dropping in 2016 to a figure below the five year average – but the declared value of tea imports continues to increase. The Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS) maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Foreign Agriculture Service) tracks tea (except herbals)

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Call for Mombasa to “Rethink” Automated Auction
February 27, 2017 Data Dan Bolton

When purchased in large quantities, tea is generally acquired at auction centers around the world. Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka all maintain auction centers close to where the tea is produced. These global auction centers (there are 14) account for the sale of virtually all the cut, tear, curl (CTC) manufactured and much of the

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Top Beverage Packaging Trends
February 21, 2017 Data World Tea News

Lighter plastic and aluminum packaging to lower transportation expense and increased automation are important trends for beverage companies. Retail sales of functional drinks, including ready-to-drink tea, increased more than 30 percent from 2005 to 2015, according to , a London-based market research firm. Functional drinks include energy drinks, RTD tea and coffee, sports drinks, and

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Tea for the Heart
February 13, 2017 Data Sam Molineaux

Good news for tea-loving romantics. Showing your loved one you care with a gift of tea is a gesture that aims straight for the heart. According to a new study published in the journal , drinking a daily cup of tea can reduce heart disease. The study assessed the association between tea consumption and ischemic

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Watch Out for Empty Calories in Your Tea
February 6, 2017 Data Stephenie Overman

A new study reveals how many extra calories Americans consume from sugar, fat and saturated fat when they flavor their coffee and tea drinks. Infographic courtesy Julie McMahon You might be surprised just how many empty calories you’re adding to your tea each day. More than 160 million people in the U.S. regularly drink coffee

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