Month: July 2019

Month: July 2019

Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary Brand Gaia Balancing Tea Recalled Due to Salmonella
July 29, 2019 Industry News Press Release

(Photo credit: Canadian Food Inspection Agency) OTTAWA, July 23, 2019 /CNW/ – Gaia Garden Herbals Inc. is recalling brand from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. The following product has been sold in British Columbia. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their

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Pioneering Tea Company Marks 20 Years with New Vision
July 29, 2019 Industry News Janis Hashe

Ahmed Rahim Twenty years ago, siblings Ahmed Rahim and Reem Rahim Hassani launched out of a tiny Oakland, Calif. apartment. Their first offering was a dried lime tisane, which they drank as children in Baghdad, Iraq before their family emigrated to the U.S. They showcased the product at an international gift show in San Francisco.

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Eye-Catching Packaging is the First Step to a Sale
July 23, 2019 Standard Janis Hashe

“Thinking outside the box” becomes “re-thinking the box’s outside” when it comes to cutting-edge tea packaging. Savvy manufacturers and retailers have realized great design draws the customer’s eye, even before they’re aware of the quality of the product within. A recent article described must-have packaging design as “bright and edgy,” as well as using compostable

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2 Companies Released Creative New Organic Teas
July 22, 2019 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Davidson’s Organic Teas Releases 12 New Blends and Shares #LeafToCup Journey Davidson’s Organics Tulsi Turmeric Ginger (Photo/DavidsonsTea.com) Sparks, Nevada-based recently added 12 new tea blends to its repertoire of more than 300, announced a company . The diverse array of new products includes, four new Chinese Tea Blends (Chun Mee Green, Imperial Yellow, Moonlight White

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Bigelow Tea Earns Certification as a ‘B Corporation’
July 22, 2019 Standard Press Release

Cindi Bigelow at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, March 7, 2019. (Photo by Elizabeth Dobos) , the U.S. specialty tea market leader, announces that it has become a , joining more than 2,700 companies worldwide that are committed to using their businesses as a positive force for social and environmental change. Cindi Bigelow,

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United Nations Initiative Supports Woman-Owned Tea Business in Kenya
July 22, 2019 News Elizabeth Dobos

Eldo Tea (Photo courtesy of Caroline Turmoi) In November 2018, the International Trade Centre implemented an initiative to support women-owned businesses in Africa expand into international commerce. Nairobi, Kenya-based has already grown its market beyond Kenya’s borders as a result of this initiative. The International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva, Switzerland is a joint agency

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Darjeeling Prices Decline as Flood Waters Rise in Assam
July 16, 2019 News Dan Bolton

Tea workers near Jorhat, Assam float their plucked leaves to a nearby factory on high ground. (Photo by Pullock Dutta) Two tea damaging trends are converging in Northern India. Heavy monsoon rains this week and last led to unusually widespread flooding in Assam while northern reaches of the country are experiencing unusually cool, wet weather.

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3 Companies Debut Teas with Alcohol
July 15, 2019 Industry News Elizabeth Dobos

Wandering Whistler Introduces Alcoholic Teas (Photo/Wandering Whistler) Portland, Maine-based beverage company, , introduced two alcoholic teas in May, reported . Founder Jackie Atlas combined her experience in the beer industry with her love of tea. The craft brews are: Earl Grey + Elderflower, which is a blend of Earl Grey tea, elderflower and a touch

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Rwanda’s Tea Investment Must Plan for Long-term Climate Changes
July 15, 2019 Industry News Leonie Joubert

(Photo courtesy of South South North) Heavy rains hit in southwest Rwanda in December 2015, causing landslides that took out more than 2,000 tea bushes. Flooding also washed away a key bridge, which cut off transportation. The story made local news, with farmers raising concerns about whether they would be able to repay the bank

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Chicago Festival Blends a Tea Market and Education Program Flavored with Fun
July 15, 2019 Knowledge Dan Bolton

Midwest Tea Festival (Photo courtesy of Taste All the Teas) Chicago is home to a diverse community of tea merchants and enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the inaugural three-day in November. The festival is produced by Taste All the Teas, led by Nicole Burriss and based in Kansas City, Mo. The company annually produces the . The

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