Month: October 2019

Month: October 2019

Maria Uspenski on Being ‘Healthy, Happy and Hydrated with Teas’
October 28, 2019 Knowledge Aaron Kiel

Maria Uspenski Maria Uspenski, founder and CEO of , will present at the first annual , taking place Nov. 1 – 3, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. Uspenski will share insights on being “Healthy, Happy and Hydrated with Teas and Functional Herbs.” The session will take

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Meet the 2019 Global Tea Championship Iced Tea Judges
October 28, 2019 Data Elizabeth Dobos

Global Tea Championship Iced Tea Competition (Photo by Elizabeth Dobos) The Global Tea Championship’s 2019 Commercial Iced Tea Competition will take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in Springfield, Illinois. Judges Anthony Capobianco, Mim Enck and Ravi Pillai will taste and evaluate dozens of commercial fresh brewed, bag in box, and ready-to-drink iced teas. Here

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Australian Tea Growers Are Keen on Green
October 28, 2019 News World Tea News

Mangrove Mountain in New South Wales was first planted in 2004. Photo courtesy John Robb Australia is recognised, worldwide, for its quality products, as well as green and clean practices. Green tea, however, is not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about exported produce.  Around 20 years ago Japanese tea companies were

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Assam Planters Rebut Oxfam Report on the Plight of Tea Workers
October 28, 2019 News Pullock Dutta

Workers on tea estates in Assam currently receive the equivalent of just $0.04 per 100g of bagged black tea sold to consumers. Increasing this amount by the equivalent $0.10 would enable a living wage, according to Oxfam. Photo by DB World JORHAT, Assam A report by Oxfam International likely to discourage UK supermarkets from sourcing

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Meet Ravi Pillai, Global Tea Championship Judge
October 25, 2019 Standard Elizabeth Dobos

Ravi Pillai Ravi Pillai has 35 years of tea industry experience, including 20 years managing Sri Lankan tea gardens, from planting to production and blend development. He marketed and sold teas in the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia and consulted for a leading Turkish conglomerate for which he developed tea standards. He was also

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Meet Anthony Capobianco, Global Tea Championship Judge
October 24, 2019 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Anothony Capobionaco Anthony Capobianco has more than 10 years of tea industry experience. In 2008, he founded Zen Tea Traders, a full-leaf artisan tea purveyor. He expanded his knowledge of tea cupping in Japan. He also consults with tea companies to assist them in improving their customer experience thereby increasing revenue, as well as consulting

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T2 Retailer Will Celebrate 25 Years
October 22, 2019 Standard Dan Bolton

MELBOURNE, Australia Jan O’Conner, front, and partner Maryanne Shearer at one of the original T2 locations. (Photo credit: Jan O’Connor) Australian-based tea retailer T2, a pioneer outlet in specialty tea, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2020. Co-founder Jan O’Connor recounted several innovations now considered standard practice in a global retail market estimated to reach

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Kenyan Growers Are Not Benefitting from Tea Bounty
October 22, 2019 Standard Dan Bolton

Tea plants on a Kenya tea plantation. (Getty Images/Byelikova_Oksana) An oversupply of tea increasingly places Kenya-grown tea at a disadvantage at the Mombasa Tea Auction where volume is less a priority as demand for quality rises. Competing nations are sometimes getting better prices as discerning buyers contend with a glut of tea. Kenya is the

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Hain Celestial Completes the Sale of Arrowhead Mills® and SunSpire®
October 16, 2019 Industry News Press Release

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (PRNewsfoto/The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.) LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.,  — The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN) (“Hain Celestial” or the “Company”), a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™, announced that it has completed the divestitures of the

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World Tea Academy Graduates Speak of the Courses’ Value
October 15, 2019 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Two of students, Terri Allmon and Marzi Pecen, who have taken all of the courses the academy has to offer, share their reflections on how the courses have enriched them intellectually and professionally. Both emphasized the convenience of the online courses combined with the value of being able to discuss course material with instructors. Allmon

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