Month: July 2018

Month: July 2018

Steampunk Brings Precision to Tea Brewing
July 31, 2018 News Elizabeth Dobos

Photo courtesy of Alpha Dominche The typical American teahouse doesn’t have an automated tea brewer, simply because there are very few commercial-grade machines on the market. Instead, teas are usually hand-brewed—often several at once—which is time consuming and customarily imprecise. To modernize tea brewing, create consistency and make tea shop employees’ jobs easier, , a

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Charleston Tea Plantation Co-founder Dies
July 31, 2018 News Dan Bolton

Mack Fleming In 1987 when Thomas J. Lipton Co., decided to divest its only U.S. tea farm on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, horticulturalist Mack James Fleming and tea broker Bill Hall purchased the property, saving for posterity the Charleston Tea Plantation and the American Classic tea brand. Fleming, 75, died last week at his home

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What Defines Specialty Tea?
July 31, 2018 News Dan Bolton

Jasmine Pearl Pioneer specialty coffee trader Erna Knutsen, who passed away this summer at 96, was among the first green coffee buyers to champion the skills of coffee growers and to recognize the taste benefits of quality processing techniques. In her catalog of offerings Knutsen described characteristics inherent in terroir and priced them into transactions.

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Camellia Sinensis Wins 2 World Tea Awards
July 31, 2018 News Elizabeth Dobos

Camellia Sinensis Latin Quarter Location, photo courtesy of Kevin Gascoyne Quebec’s took home two World Tea Awards at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas in June. The 20-year-old Canadian business was named Best Retail Tea Shop, Café, Bar and also won Best E-commerce Tea Website. Helmed by four business partners with interests in different

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Global RTD Tea Expanding Rapidly
July 24, 2018 Analysis Dan Bolton

Market researchers continue to optimistically project exceptional growth in the ready-to-drink tea category globally and in the U.S. Global sales will top 116 billion in the next five years according to Grand View Research, which released its latest update. “The instant energy provided by these products and their status of healthier substitute to carbonated drinks

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Budding Products: More Matcha in Multiple Formats
July 24, 2018 News Elizabeth Dobos

ITO EN Debuts 3 New Matcha Love Flavors Photo courtesy of ITO EN Brooklyn-based has added three new flavors to its premium matcha LOVE Tea bag line, bringing the total up to six. The new matcha blends are: Blueberry+ Lavender, Peach+ Cinnamon and Turmeric+Yuzu. The other flavors in the collection are: Traditional, Apple + Ginger

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Innovation in Kenyan Teas
July 23, 2018 News Peter Keen

Kenya grows some superb teas that lose identity as the crop moves through bush-to-cup logistics and ends up as a commodity ingredient in a tea bag blend. The value chain is marked by many disconnects: conflicting interests, resource gaps, climate volatility, financial structures and global market factors. Much of Kenya’s tea policy and negotiation are

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Crowd Funders Reward Cold-brew Tea and Alcohol Infusion with $250k Investment
July 23, 2018 News Dan Bolton

  Infusing tea and alcohol dates to the 1700s with the Hot Toddy (first known as hot whiskey) appearing in 1786 and with green tea punches popular since colonial times in the Americas. Last year, Newcastle blender Tea Venture Ltd., introduced Noveltea, an alcohol-based cold-brew tea that continues the British tradition. The company is one

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Deadlines for Two Global Tea Championships Are Approaching
July 23, 2018 News Elizabeth Dobos

Global Tea Championship Iced Tea Commercial Competition 2017 Two Global Tea Championship competitions and their entry deadlines are right around the corner. The Iced Tea Commercial Competition will take place Aug. 16 in Montbello, California, and the Spring Hot (Loose Leaf) Competition will take place Sept. 29-30 in Boulder, Colorado. The Global Tea Championship is

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The Spice & Tea Exchange Infuses Arizona with Plans to Open 15 New Franchises
July 16, 2018 News Press Release

(PRNewsfoto/The Spice & Tea Exchange) Millennials and the country as a whole are cooking with more unique and natural spices and drinking more loose leaf tea than ever before – and Arizona is no exception. Savoring an opportunity for growth in the state, a gourmet, experience-based spice and tea retail franchise, has announced plans to

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