Month: November 2017

Month: November 2017

India Tea Industry Concerned About ASEAN Trade Agreement
November 27, 2017 Industry News Pullock Dutta

GOLAGHAT, ASSAM ASEAN Member Countries India’s domestic tea industry is sheltered from foreign competition by tariffs as high as 110 percent. A $10 kilo of tea imported from Kenya or Malaysia, China, or Japan, for example, is taxed $11 bringing the cost to $21 for wholesalers or larger retailers. Nepal is an exception, and not

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5 Inspiring Women in Tea Retail
November 27, 2017 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Here are five women who are contributing to the tea industry’s fabric by following their dreams and opening teahouses. They saw needs in the retail market and took it upon themselves to help fill those needs in their locales and benefit customers while growing their businesses. Each business owner brings her own unique personality, experiences

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Millennia Tea Loses TV Show Investor
November 21, 2017 Analysis Dan Bolton

An offer of $100,000 for a 20 percent share of Canada-based Millennia Tea was withdrawn before Thursday’s airing of Dragons’ Den on Canada’s CBC TV. During the program, which was taped in April and aired Nov. 16, Jim Treliving (net worth $640 million) offered to invest $100,000 in Tracy and Rory Bell’s pioneering flash-frozen tea

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Tea Trends Flowing into 2018
November 21, 2017 Data Dan Bolton

Several 2018 beverage trends bode well for the tea business. Five of every $25 spent dining out is for beverages. Beverage servings increasingly are non-alcoholic. Millennials, now the largest cadre of consumers, favor tea. Sales of loose leaf tea in 2017 grew in volume and value. “The tea category is very well positioned for today’s

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Holiday Tea Lights Up Social Media
November 19, 2017 Data Elizabeth Dobos

Tea companies, wholesalers, shops and customers are showing their holiday spirit on social media by sharing their favorite seasonal teas. From France to California, the upcoming season of festivities is inspiring a variety of holiday teas full of special spices. Here are a few flavors of the season trending on social media. Straight Out of

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6 Teas That Add Sparkle to the Holidays and Beyond
November 13, 2017 Analysis Elizabeth Dobos

Carbonated tea, or sparkling tea, is ever increasing in popularity. Congruent to its popularity is an increasing number of carbonated teas produced by European, Canadian and American companies. This is a segment of the tea market from which retailers can benefit during the winter holiday season and beyond. The RTD tea market has shown significant

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From East to West: Green Tea Gains Ground
November 6, 2017 Analysis Sam Molineaux

green tea In Asia, the color green represents positivity, fertility and happiness—all appropriate adjectives to describe the current state of the global green tea market. According to a new report by Transparency Market Research, growth is predicted across the board over the next few years for this segment of the tea market. As green tea

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10 Tips for Tearoom Success
November 1, 2017 Knowledge Tina Jesson

I look for struggling cafes and bakeries with the aim of turning them around under the Tina’s Traditional brand. From this experience, here are some tips for creating a serious tea business rather than a hobby. Rent, don’t own, the building. Kitting out a building is expensive. I only consider properties that already have a

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