Month: December 2019

Month: December 2019

Holiday Tea Traditions
December 17, 2019 Industry News Dan Bolton

Tea has had a role in holiday traditions across the United States and Europe for centuries. English and American Tea Traditions Two centuries ago Christmas Eve halls set for 4,000 were the model of temperance for raucous England. Christmas tea and gingerbread cookies (Getty Images/margouillatphotos) Drinking wine and ale to excess was a widespread tradition

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Top 5 Articles of 2019
December 16, 2019 Data Elizabeth Dobos

(Getty Images/Mykyta Dolmatov) World Tea News readers have demonstrated that they like articles about trends, the top tea exporter, health benefits of tea and herbs, and market analysis. Here are the top five World Tea News articles of 2019 as chosen by our readers. Journalist Dan Bolton analyses the tea industry challenges and trends of

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Fortnum & Mason Profits from Innovation
December 16, 2019 Industry News Aravinda Anantharaman

Fortnum & Mason storefront in old town London. (Photo by Elisa Rolle) Venerable , one of the world’s oldest tea brands, retains its retail vibrancy. Sales of the UK-brand are up 12% to £138 million ($178 million), and profits rose 26% to £12.1 million ($15.9 million) for 12 months ending in mid-July. Coming in the

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Salesian College and Rimpocha Tea Partner to Educate Vulnerable Girls
December 16, 2019 Industry News Dan Bolton

For the month of December, Rimpocha Tea and Salesian College are partnering in a fundraiser created to educate the girls left unemployed, homeless and vulnerable from the closure of several Darjeeling tea estates. Four of Darjeeling’s tea estates have failed, placing in jeopardy thousands of tea workers who receive not only depend on a daily

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Stash Tea’s B Corp. Benefits are Visible
December 9, 2019 Standard Dan Bolton

Portland, Ore.-based rebranded, repackaged and renewed its commitment as a certified B Corp this fall. “We are bringing back tea as a cultural catalyst,” announces the new campaign. “Tea is quiet, predictable, and tame. Stash on the other hand… Well, were a little unhinged. And we’ve always been.” (Image credit: Stash Tea) Brand Manager Carla

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Green Tea Market Expected to Grow
December 9, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

Green tea (Getty Images/orinoco-art) Green tea is an important segment within the $2.58 billion specialty tea category, according to the Tea Association of the USA, representing about 15% of total consumption, although it skews much higher in Asian populations and is gaining popularity in the ready-to-drink segment. Green tea is highly regarded and rapidly growing

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World Tea Acquired by Questex
December 9, 2019 Data Press Release

Acquires the Live Experience Assets (including Live Design), Club Industry and World Tea Expo World Tea Expo NEW YORK, Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ’s mission is to create a world-class information services business by advancing companies who help people live longer, healthier and better lives through the Experience Economy. Questex announces it is acquiring

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Myanmar’s Unique Pickled Tea Leaves
December 9, 2019 Industry News Dan Shryock

Myo Win Aung and his wife Khin Ye Yupar (Photo credit: Myo Win Aung Facebook page) Organically grown sour pickled tea leaves are finding converts around the world, and that is sweet news for one Myanmar company. Co. ltd., a tea company based in Myanmar’s Shan State, is successfully processing pickled tea leaves for its

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5 Companies’ Limited Edition Holiday Teas
December 9, 2019 Industry News Elizabeth Dobos

Bird & Blend Tea Co. Bird & Blend Tea Co. Limited Edition Christmas teas (Photo credit: BirdandBlendTea.com) United Kingdom-based was founded by a couple who met in college and began packing tea at home. In the last three years, the company has grown to have 8 retail stores and an online business. Bird & Blend

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FDA Questions Safety of CBD Oils and Supplements
December 3, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

(Photo/Adobe Stock) The unbridled enthusiasm that CBD (cannabidiol) manufacturers experienced a year ago is more restrained as the new year approaches. Legalization of the non-psychoactive compound in hemp last December was greeted as good news along a supply chain that has since planted a lot more hemp; among manufacturers who have introduced thousands of new

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