Author: Dan Bolton

Author: Dan Bolton

Tracking Tea Trends with 2020 Foresight
January 7, 2020 Data Dan Bolton

Taxing tea was disruptive. Ample warning and centuries of goodwill lessened the impact, but deeply entrenched trade relationships remain unsettled in 2020. Constraints on free trade continue to threaten the global industry. In September, after months of escalation, the United States imposed a 15% tariff that swept Chinese tea and coffee into a trade war

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Follow the Leaders: Tea Trend Predictions for 2020
January 7, 2020 Data Dan Bolton

World Tea News asked beverage professionals from several segments to peer into the New Year. Here is what they see: The Tea market will continue to face four key issues in 2020. Supply and Demand Supply continues to outstrip demand and history has proven that if tea prices rise, the producers will manufacture more tea

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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