Month: November 2019

Month: November 2019

China Greatly Expands Black Tea Trade with Sri Lanka
November 26, 2019 Industry News Dan Bolton

China has become “a market of real interest” for Sri Lanka, Kenya and India. Anil Cooke (Photo courtesy of Anil Cooke) Anil Cooke, CEO of Asia Siyaka, one of Sri Lanka’s major tea brokers in Colombo, wrote that by October 2019 Sri Lanka had shipped 8.8 million kilograms of its prized Ceylon black tea to

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Tetley’s Sebastian Michaelis will Keynote World Tea Conference + Expo
November 26, 2019 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Sebastian Michaelis (Photo courtesy of Sebastian Michaelis) Tetley’s Sebastian Michaelis will be the Keynote Speaker at the in Denver, Colorado in June 2020. As Tetley’s new head of the International Division he will oversee the buying and blending for all of Tetley’s brands worldwide. Michaelis grew up in the United Kingdom drinking a “builder’s brew”

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New Report Covers Specialty Tea Market
November 26, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

(Image courtesy of Sinensis Research) examines U.S. specialty tea from a variety of angles, according to company founder Abraham Rowe, Google’s former tea expert. There are 1,607 specialty tea businesses in the U.S. of which 255 outlets are chains with five or more locations, according to State of the US Specialty Tea Industry (2019), a

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Tea Pairings for Thanksgiving
November 26, 2019 Industry News Elizabeth Dobos

Thanksgiving is this week and what better way is there to complement a traditional Thanksgiving feast than with tea? Here are some tea suggestions for Thanksgiving dinner. To Accompany Thanksgiving Dinner Lydia Kung, owner of , said, “One tea came to mind easily for the meal: any single trunk (dancong). These teas from trees have

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Seth Goldman Resigns and Honest Tea Relocates
November 25, 2019 Industry News Dan Bolton

Seth Goldman (Photo courtesy of Honest Tea) Coca-Cola owned Honest Tea will relocate from Bethesda, Mary., to corporate headquarters in Atlanta following Seth Goldman’s recently announced resignation. Coca-Cola said the move “allows us to fully integrate the Honest business into the company’s portfolio, as well as strengthen collaboration among the team and increase opportunities for

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Turkish Tea Exports Climbed 52% in 2019
November 18, 2019 Industry News Dan Bolton

Turkish tea on table (Getty Images/aerogondo) Turkish tea exports are surging as East African prices dip. Exports increased 52% by volume and 30% in value through September, a surprising success in the highly competitive black tea segment. The Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKIB) cited a combination of circumstances leading to sales of $10.8 million

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Brian Keating Gratitude Scholarship Awarded to Elsa Carette
November 18, 2019 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Elsa Carette at Obubu Cha En (Photo courtesy of Elsa Carette) has awarded the Brian Keating Gratitude Scholarship to Elsa Carette. “I was so honored, touched and thrilled to receive the scholarship,” Carette said. World Tea Academy Director Lisa Boalt Richardson said there were many strong scholarship submissions, which made narrowing the evaluation process down

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Hain Celestial Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results
November 18, 2019 Data Press Release

Transformational Strategic Plan Remains On Track Reiterates Fiscal Year 2020 Guidance The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (PRNewsfoto/The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.) LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 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

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World Bank Predicts Recovery of Tea Prices in 2020
November 18, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

According to World Bank projections, the Beverage Price Index is expected to increase 2% in 2020, following a 5% decline in 2019. This month the World Bank revised its economic forecast of beverage prices upward and predicted the downward trend will stabilize in 2020. World Bank Beverage Index shows a downward trend in beverage pricing

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Underappreciated Teapot Earns Surprised Owner $1 Million at Auction
November 18, 2019 Knowledge Aravinda Anantharaman

The Qianlong teapot that sold for $1 million in the UK in early November. The green glaze celadon pot has a finial of a peach and pip on the lid, and is dated back to the 18th century. (Photo source: dukes-auction.com/photography by Jonathan Gooding) A Dorset England resident’s celadon ceramic teapot with a slightly cracked

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