Month: March 2019

Month: March 2019

The 12th China International Tea Merchants Convention and Songyang Silver Monkey Tea Festival Opened Successfully
March 28, 2019 CTMA News, News ctma

On the morning of March 27th, the 12th China International Tea Merchants convention and Songyang Silver Monkey Tea Festival, which is organized by China Tea Marketing Association, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and People ’s Government of Lishui city was held in Songyang County, Zhejiang province. At this convention, tea organizations and

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Drinking Tea Too Hot to Touch Poses Danger of Esophageal Cancer
March 26, 2019 Analysis Dan Bolton

Scalding hot tea significantly increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer, warn researchers. Findings in the reinforce earlier research linking the consumption of tea, water, coffee, cocoa, and herbal infusions at temperatures above 140oF (60oC) to cancers of the throat. Water boils at 212oF (100oC). Drinking two cups (700ml) per day at very high temperatures

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International Tea Importers to Market and Distribute Bitaco Tea
March 26, 2019 News Elizabeth Dobos

Agricola Himalaya workers plucking tea at Bitaco, Colombia’s only commercial tea estate Commerce City, California-based (ITI) recently formed a marketing partnership with the Colombia-based supplier , which since November 2016 has been promoting its flagship organic specialty brand . Through this co-marketing arrangement the companies agree to distribute a new specialty tea collection across the

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Harney & Sons Switches to a Fully Recyclable Stand-Up Pouch
March 26, 2019 News Dan Bolton

Multi-layer flexible packaging that sandwiches high density film between plastic layers does the best job of protecting the freshness of tea, but it is also the most difficult combination to recycle. found a solution to this dilemma by partnering with a team from TC Transcontinental Packaging, Dow Packaging and Charter NEX Films, to introduce the

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Third Edition of Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties Hits Bookstores
March 22, 2019 Analysis Elizabeth Dobos

François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, Hugo Americi and Kevin Gascoyne. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Gascoyne) Tea enthusiasts and entrepreneurs have a comprehensive resource for tea education in the Third Edition of Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties, which was released by Firefly Books in December 2018. Written by the four co-owners of the World Tea Award winning teahouses

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FDA Warns Dietary Supplement Makers: Be Safe and Legal
March 11, 2019 News Dan Bolton

Green tea pills (Getty Images/Alobeti) In February 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent letters to twelve dietary supplement companies warning them of their illegal marketing of products that claim to prevent or cure serious diseases, including Alzheimer’s, or provide substantial health benefits, especially in weight control. The letters and five online advisories the

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TEALEAVES Creates the Language of Aroma
March 11, 2019 News Peter Keen

Ritz Carlton lounge, Singapore. (Photo/commons.wikimedia.org) TEALEAVES is a blender that provides luxury teas and training in the art of tea to five-star hotels and Michelin ranked restaurants, such as the Four Seasons and the Mandarin Oriental. The descriptions of the teas it offers are marked by a focus on the connoisseur, their matching the discriminations

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Colorado Tea Hut Connects Through Tea and Nature
March 11, 2019 News Elizabeth Dobos

Sunshine Springs Tea House (Photo by Elizabeth Dobos) Nestled in Colorado’s Sunshine Canyon about six miles northwest of Boulder is the Sunshine Springs Tea House, a traditional Japanese tea hut that melds with nature seamlessly. It was built to be a sanctuary that honors tea traditions while drawing people together for respite and community. Lopa

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University of Aberdeen Study Covers Tea Authentication
March 11, 2019 Data David Burslem and Beverly Wainwright

Tea (Photo courtesy of David Burslem) At its simplest, authentication refers to a process for verifying that a product conforms to the description on its label in terms of quality, origin or consumer safety. Authentication testing is well-established for products such as Olive Oil and wine where consumer demand backed by legislation supports rigorous testing

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Mombasa Auction Upgrading to Digital Transactions
March 4, 2019 News Dan Bolton

Mombasa Tea Auction (Photo courtesy of the East African Tea Trade Association) MOMBASA, Kenya A $1.5 million upgrade announced by the East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) will for the first time automate the world’s highest volume tea auction. Mombasa is a critical hub for black tea as it aggregates the production of 10 African

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