Month: April 2018

Month: April 2018

Louise Roberge, A Tea Industry Dynamo
April 30, 2018 Industry News Rita Fong

Louise Roberge Louise Roberge has energized the Canadian tea community since she was first named president of the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada in November 2000. Always ready with a smile, Roberge has a soft, friendly manner… unassuming until challenged on any of the many subjects she holds dear. She leaves a legacy of

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Tea Industry Association Set to Launch This Summer
April 23, 2018 Knowledge Dan Bolton

Tony Gebely, executive director American Specialty Tea Alliance This summer the blog will evolve to become the (ASTA), according to founder Tony Gebely. “There has long been a need for an industry association that specifically focuses on and supports the growth of the specialty tea industry in America,” Gebely said. Inspired by the Specialty Coffee

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India Tea Board Helps Finance Small Tea Factories
April 17, 2018 Knowledge Dan Bolton

Tea Picker Picks Leaves. Photo credit: Thinkstockphotos.com The Tea Board of India, noting the fact that some 60 percent of tea there is produced by smallholders, is offering to subsidize construction. The factories cost about INRs2.5 million ($38,000) and can process about 500 kilos of tea per day (25,000 kilos of fresh leaf). The Tea

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Q & A With Shabnam Weber, Tea and Herbal Association of Canada
April 17, 2018 Knowledge Dan Bolton

Shabnam Weber, Tea and Herbal Association of CanadaShabnam   Shabnam Weber is the newly appointed president of the (THAC). Before accepting the position, she resigned from her role as president and chief executive of , a tea retail and wholesale company she cofounded in 2000. Weber served the past decade as a director of the

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Follow the Leaders: Online Tea Stores
April 10, 2018 Data Dan Bolton

Tea was mail-ordered for more than a century. Minimal weight and high margins (up to 70 percent) made it very popular in the early days of the internet. But industry signals are mixed on its future. Last fall Teavana its profitable online store (shortly after Starbucks closed its online store for coffee). At the same

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High Garden Tea House: An Herbal Wellness Sanctuary
April 9, 2018 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Leah and Joel Larabell at the High Garden Woodland Tea House & Sipping Apothecary At , Leah and Joel Larabell share their love of herbs and tea in a serene wellness-focused teahouse located in East Nashville, Tennessee. Leah Larabell Leah has worked with herbs most of her life and was drawn to them for their

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Budding Products: New Carbonated Teas
April 9, 2018 Data Elizabeth Dobos

Sanpellegrino Introduces Two New Sparkling Iced Teas Photo credit: San Pellegrino Nestle Waters-owned has added its first organic beverages to its collection of sparkling drinks in Canada in the form of two new carbonated ready-to-drink teas. Sanpellegrino introduced the universally popular iced tea flavors of lemon and peach to its repertoire. The Sanpellegrino + Tea

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Caution is Not Inherently Bad, But Coffee Just Got a Bad Rap
April 3, 2018 Analysis Dan Bolton

Roasting coffee creates trace amounts of acrylamide Coffee and tea share many healthful plant-based compounds. The science-based consensus is that each beverage holds significant benefits when consumed in moderation. But in the court of public opinion, coffee can’t seem to get a break. Last week a California Superior Court judge ruled that coffee sold in

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