Month: January 2018

Month: January 2018

Global Tea Championship Attracts Innovative Blends
January 29, 2018 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Global Tea Championship judge Gilbert Kendzior, photo by Christine Kapperman The Global Tea Championship took place Jan. 20 in Boulder, Colorado. Three judges, Scott Svihula, Gilbert Kendzior and Rob McCaleb, evaluated teas in the Single Serve Hot and Iced Small Batch categories. The competition drew 58 companies from 11 countries, including Sweden, Croatia and Trinidad.

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Budding Products: 3 Companies Offer New Functional Teas
January 16, 2018 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Harney & Sons Introduces Tea for Athletes Photo credit: Harney.com Harney & Sons launched , a new line of three teas formulated for athletes. The flavors are: Go To Goji Recovery Hydration, Get Your Passion Berry Performance Hydration and Orange ManGo For It Performance Hydration Plus. “We are excited to offer a line of teas

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Global Tree Survey Shows Several Tea Species Threatened
January 16, 2018 Data Dan Bolton

Wild tea is as vulnerable to the vagaries of man and nature as any flowering tree. It may appear prolific, with hundreds of millions of cultivated plants producing billions of kilos annually, but researchers report two of the world’s tea species could soon be extinct. Plants go extinct with some frequency but a “” of

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National Hot Tea Month Highlights the Love of Tea
January 8, 2018 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Woman’s hand holding cup of tea with lemon on a cold day. Photo credit: ThinkStockphotos.com January is National Hot Tea Month and Jan. 12 is National Hot Tea Day. The National Tea Council of the USA wants tea drinkers to use this month to celebrate their love of tea. One opportunity to do so is

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RTD Outlook for 2018; APAC Tops Growth in Global RTD Tea
January 8, 2018 Data Sam Molineaux

Global ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee sales are expected to experience a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent through 2021, according to a new report by global technology research and advisory company Technavio. Fast-paced lifestyles of consumers are one of the major factors driving the market. Consumers are increasingly looking for RTD products

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Online Sourcing Presents Challenges in Tea Industry
January 2, 2018 Data Dan Bolton

Identifying reliable tea suppliers involves time-consuming trial and error. It is risky, costly, and absolutely essential to success in the tea business. Retailers generally rely on wholesalers to do the heavy lifting involved in sourcing but pay a price for the service while suffering a lost opportunity to precisely tailor their offerings to the unique

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