Month: April 2019

Month: April 2019

Tea Company in Mali Sets an Example
April 30, 2019 News Dan Bolton

BAMAKO, Mali Madam Aminatou Toure Souley (Photo/Sahel Tea) In 2013, amid the political and of West Africa and with few resources, Aminatou Touré Souley founded . Her vision was to utilize locally grown natural ingredients to blend a range of healthful infusions. Today her company employs 50 people and operates a factory that processes, packs,

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The Next Wave in Tea: Are You Ready to Begin?
April 29, 2019 Knowledge Dean Jablon

Editor’s Note: This article is from the new World Tea Expo white paper, “The Next Wave in Tea: Trends, Issues & Opportunities.” The complimentary report offers valuable insights and advice from some of the top experts and leaders in specialty tea. To download the free white paper, visit: . Dean Jablon There may be no

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Native American Holistic Tea Blends are On Trend
April 29, 2019 Knowledge Dan Bolton

Various dried medicinal herbs and herbal teas. (Getty Images/Elenathewise) The curative power of plants was an early and critically important discovery of mankind. Long before agrarian days, medicinal plants were gathered, crushed and eaten or brewed. Neolithic settlements, dating back 12,000 years, mark a time that mankind first began growing food and herbs, many specifically

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Sri Lanka Bombings Shatter a Recent Return to Stability
April 23, 2019 News Dan Bolton

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – APRIL 21: Sri Lankan security forces secure the area around St. Anthony’s Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade on April 21, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images) Civic unrest, worker protests and an unprecedented grab for executive power that riled Sri Lanka last fall

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Kenyan Tea Exports Suffer Because of Drought and Sanctions
April 23, 2019 News Dan Bolton

Scene of extensive plantation on tea estate in Nandi Hills, West Kenya highlands. Trees & Canna lilies growing amongst tea bushes. (Getty Images/Jennifer Watson) Kenya’s massive and methodical tea industry is under stress as forces of nature combine with human nature to reduce exports. Precipitation during the country’s “long rains” season from March to May

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World Tea Expo Publishes New White Paper, ‘The Next Wave in Tea’
April 22, 2019 Data Aaron Kiel

White Paper Highlights Speakers from the Upcoming World Tea Expo, June 10 – 13 in Las Vegas released a new white paper for the tea community, as well as vertical markets that benefit from tea sales. The white paper is titled “The Next Wave in Tea: Trends, Issues & Opportunities.” The complimentary report offers valuable

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Pesticides in French Teas Prompt the Question: What is ‘Safe’?
April 22, 2019 Data Peter Keen

Worker applies chemicals to tea plants. (Photo/Adobe Stock) A survey conducted by French consumer magazine (60 Million Consumers) examined 26 tea brands, including popular brands such as Lipton and Kusmi Tea and findings revealed certain teas contained up to 17 different types of pesticides. This report inspired a broader examination of pesticide levels applied in

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5 Exciting New World Tea Expo Additions
April 15, 2019 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

World Tea Expo 2017, Las Vegas Convention Center The World Tea Expo has captivating new offerings that will enrich people in every stage of their tea industry exposure. “We have incorporated all facets of and roles in the tea industry,” said Conference Manager FaithAnn Bailes. “Beginners and long-timers will all benefit.” “We have brought in

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Tea Growth Rate in Western Europe is Expected to Decline
April 15, 2019 Analysis Peter Keen

Heidenberg, Germany tea store (Flikr/arjanrichter) Forecasts of overall over the coming few years are around half those made 2-5 years ago for the same time frame. Then, growth was expected to be in the 5-6 percent range. Now, estimates are uniformly under 3 percent and are as low as 1 percent. This contrasts with those

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Is New Trustea Certification a Game Changer for the Indian Tea Industry?
April 15, 2019 News Aravinda Anantharaman

Tea pickers harvesting the finest grade tea leaves, In the Himalayas, Darjeeling, India. (Getty Images/Rawpixel) Earlier this month, the Indian media  608 million kilograms of tea (46 percent of the country’s annual output) has been verified and certified by trustea, a sustainability code developed in India. But is there a need for yet another certification

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