Month: October 2018

Month: October 2018

Tanzania Bets Big on Tea with Plans for In-country Auction
October 30, 2018 News Dan Bolton

Dirt road and a few houses among tea plantations in the Mufindi highlands in Tanzania, Africa, located between Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve. (Getty Images Photo/jeu) Tanzania, a mid-tier East African tea producer, announced ambitions to significantly increase production and begin laying the groundwork for a regional auction to compete with Kenya’s

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Seaweed Sachets Present an Alternative to Plastic
October 29, 2018 Knowledge Dan Bolton

Nusa lembongan seaweed farming in Bali, Indonesia (Photo by Adobe Stock) Seaweed sachets. Photo courtesy Evoware. Indonesia is the second worst maritime polluter in the world but the 11,000 islands that make up this nation also produce one of the most environmentally sound alternatives to single-use plastics. is a company that uses Indonesian-grown seaweed to

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Hawaii’s Indigenous Tea Can Be Enjoyed by Everyone
October 23, 2018 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Mamaki (Photo courtesy of Shaka Tea) Hilo, Hawaii-based brings a native Hawaiian plant used in ancient Hawaiian medicine to modern consumers in a tasty, convenient ready-to-drink format. Mamaki is a small tree that is endemic to the Hawaiian islands where it thrives in the tropical rainforest ecosystem. Native Hawaiians used different parts of the plant

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Nepali Growers Confront Obstacles to Organic Certification
October 23, 2018 Knowledge Dan Bolton

Nepali tea worker (Photo/Amar Maharjan) In Illam, the heart of Nepal’s specialty tea region where only 12 out of 85 farms are certified organic, the demand for organic tea exceeds the supply. Sarad Subba, owner of Jasbire Tea Factory in Illam has orders for 1000 kilograms per day of leaves used to make orthodox tea

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Bangladesh Tea Gaining Notoriety
October 23, 2018 News Dan Bolton

Greg Ubert, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. (Photo courtesy of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea) An American coffee roaster made an unusual trek to Bangladesh last April in search of tea. His destination was the Kazi & Kazi tea estate in the northern reaches of the country, north of Assam in the foothills of the

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Budding Products: Two Leaves and a Bud Has 3 New Blends
October 22, 2018 News Elizabeth Dobos

Basalt, Colorado-based tea company  announced via press release three new top-requested and trending tea blends, each with unique attributes and full of flavor. All of the new blends are packaged in boxes of 15 individually wrapped sachets. (Photo/Two Leaves and a Bud) Organic English Breakfast English Breakfast is a traditional tried-and-true favorite blend to start the

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First Brand to Specialize in Hojicha Launches in Toronto
October 22, 2018 Data Press Release

TORONTO, ON Hojicha (Photo/Courtesy of Hojicha Co.) , the first brand to specialize in “hojicha”, a Japanese roasted green tea, launched its store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, targeting the North American and Asian markets. “We are excited to finally unveil the Hōjicha Co. brand,” said co-founder Danielle Geva. “There is an opportunity for a broader audience

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New Test Ensures Tea Transparency
October 22, 2018 Data Peter Keen

Raffles square in Singapore (Getty Images Photo/manjik) Singapore’s innovative mindset has produced a potential world pace-setter in tea authentication. is a startup online tea  marketplace that launched in Sept. 2018, announcing its technology-based set of tools that fit superbly into the growing priorities of transparency along the bush to cup logistics chain. This starts with

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Pakistan is Stocking Up on Global Tea
October 16, 2018 Analysis Dan Bolton

Pakistan tea garden. (Photo courtesy of Nestle) Pakistan has emerged as a major tea buyer this year with up following a return to India as a primary supplier. The country is one of the top tea consuming nations and the third largest tea importer globally. Per capita consumption rose 35.8 percent to about 1 kilogram

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Tea Growers Spared in Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami
October 15, 2018 News Dan Bolton

PALU, INDONESIA (October 8) – A girl covers her nose as she passes the area damaged by an earthquake and tsunami on Sept. 28, 2018 in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) CENTRAL SULAWESI, Indonesia A magnitude 7.4 killer earthquake and a tsunami spared the small number of Indonesian tea gardens on

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