Month: December 2017

Month: December 2017

Lawsuit Alleges Bigelow Tea Engages in False Marketing
December 26, 2017 Knowledge Dan Bolton

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) filed a lawsuit against R.C. Bigelow asking the court to issue an order that stops Bigelow from “false marketing” following the discovery of glyphosate in store-bought samples of the company’s classic green tea. The Richman Law Group, on behalf of the OCA, alleges Bigelow misrepresented its “all natural” tea because

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Upheaval Marks 2017 Black CTC Exports
December 26, 2017 Data Dan Bolton

Tea exports flat as global demand rises Global demand for tea shows no sign of abating in 2018, but there is evidence of significant upheaval in the export market for black tea. Erratic weather is to blame for seasonal variances, but so too is the emerging consumer preference for green tea and herbals. Seizures for

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5 Tea Stories You Might Have Missed
December 26, 2017 Data Elizabeth Dobos

Big news headlines captured the tea industry in 2017. But many stories stand out as representing the cultivation, trends, health-related research and positive changes emerging in the tea industry. Here are five you might have missed. Plantations are known for being homogeneous environments with the sole purpose of growing a crop. However, the University of

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Nestlé Sells Sweet Leaf Tea and Tradewinds
December 19, 2017 Data Dan Bolton

Sweet Leaf Iced Teas Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) announced the sale of its Tradewinds ready-to-drink and Sweet Leaf Tea brands to Dunn’s River Brands for an undisclosed sum. Dunn’s is a portfolio company of Texas-based private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners (FCP). Dunn’s was founded by Lee Brody, Ian Knowles and Kevin McClafferty, who

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Top Tea News of 2017
December 18, 2017 Data Elizabeth Dobos

The top World Tea News stories of 2017 reflect readership interest in a broad range of story topics, from retail struggles to new taxes in India. The most popular story topics among World Tea News readers were: Starbucks’ plight with its Teavana stores, data on the ready-to-drink tea market, India’s new goods and services tax,

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Court Blocks Starbucks Plans to Close 77 Teavana Mall Locations
December 5, 2017 Knowledge Dan Bolton

A Superior Court judge in Indiana has blocked Starbucks from closing 77 Teavana locations in malls operated by Simon Property Group. In August, after Starbucks announced it would close all 379 Teavana locations, Indianapolis-based Simon, the largest shopping mall operator in the world, filed suit seeking a temporary and permanent injunction. In the suit Simon

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Golden Tea Strikes Gold
December 4, 2017 Knowledge Pullock Dutta

OYAN, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, India Artisan teas for refined palates have long earned boutique gardens outsized reputations and profits. It is a model pioneered in China and adapted in Darjeeling, West Bengal that spread to the Nilgiris in Southern India and now extends to Arunachal Pradesh where the Donyi Polo Tea Estate has established a reputation

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24 Million Ways to Make a Cuppa
December 4, 2017 Data Sam Molineaux

Nottingham Trent University’s Dr. James Hind (left) and Tetley Master Blender Sebastian Michaelis. If you thought you instinctively knew how to make a perfect cup of tea, think again. Experts in the U.K. have discovered there are more than 24 million different ways to make a cup of tea and while most of us might

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