Author: Dan Bolton

Author: Dan Bolton

First Study to Show Structural Enhancements in Brain Efficiency in Long Term Tea Drinkers
October 7, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

Tea drinking over the long term has a positive effect on brain activity, resulting in more efficient functional and structural connectivity. (Photo/Adobe Stock) Researchers conducting a on brain activity report that those who consume tea at least four times a week showed structural changes in brain regions, an indication of more efficient connections, according to

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Canadian Tea Masters Cup Winners Advance to the International Competition
October 1, 2019 News Dan Bolton

(Photo courtesy of THAC) Canada’s first Tea Masters Cup, an international competition that tests tasting, pairing, preparation and tea mixology skills, took place Sept. 22-23 at the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show in Toronto. Tea professionals Kate Kendall and Jean-François Desaulniers emerged victors. The inaugural event was organized by the Tea and Herbal Association of

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Yogi Tea Acquired Choice Organic Teas
October 1, 2019 Industry News Dan Bolton

SEATTLE, Wash. closed its blending operation and shuttered its Seattle headquarters Monday, Sept. 30, following its acquisition by . Choice will re-locate to Eugene, Ore. Choice Organic Teas was founded 30 years ago as the first exclusively organic tea line. The company employed 30 people at the 18,000 square foot Seattle office where it produced

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Twinings Overtakes PG Tips as UK’s Best-Selling Brand as Black Tea Consumption Slides
September 24, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

(Photo credit: Twinings) Twinings, for the first time in the UK, overtook long-time market leader PG Tips in the 12 months ending in July, according to Nielsen market research, an indication of the continuing national decline of black tea consumption. Black tea remains the favored hot beverage with tea drinkers in 72% of UK households

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Thumbprint Identification Enables Tea Workers in Sierra Leone to Have Bank Accounts
September 24, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

Sierra Leone may be the first country to adopt a national biometric blockchain banking program based solely on fingerprints. (Photo credit: Adobe Stock) Tea workers in Sierra Leone are the first in the world to participate in an online credit system based solely on their fingerprint. Illiteracy prevents tea workers around the globe from completing

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CBD Beverage Companies Encounter Barriers in States
September 17, 2019 Industry News Dan Bolton

Beverage companies are racing new tea products to market despite a haphazard regulatory environment. Last December the federal government approved the cultivation and production of cannabidiol (CBD). However, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned about how the chemical is marketed and individual states and city health departments are enacting differing regulations and

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China Orders 5 Million Kilos of Kenyan Black Tea
September 17, 2019 News Dan Bolton

China has developed a thirst for black and purple tea grown in Kenya. (Photo Credir: Adobe Stock) China’s growing thirst for black and purple tea from Kenya led to a sizeable 5 million kilograms per year agreement this month. reports the sale is valued at $67 million (KSH7 billion) annually. Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri

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Tea Tax on Chinese Imports Commences
September 3, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

(Photo: Getty Images/wildpixel) A 15% tariff to punish Chinese trade practices is now impacting tea. The Tea Association of the USA points out that U.S. consumers will pay the price for the unprecedented tariffs on Chinese tea effective this week. “It’s the consumers that get hurt,” says association president Peter Goggi. Industry leaders say the

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Emergency Declared in Central China Due to Drought
September 3, 2019 News Dan Bolton

Tea garden in Hubei, China (Photo by Dan Bolton) Tea growing regions across a wide expanse of China, including Yunnan Province, qualified for emergency government relief this week due to a severe drought. The China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) Hubei Province at a level IV emergency due

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Arizona Beverages Enters Licensing Agreement with Cannabis Company
August 26, 2019 News Dan Bolton

(Photo courtesy of Arizona Beverages) A licensing deal between bottled tea giant . and . is the brightest green light to date signaling a future for marijuana-infused teas. Arizona is the No. 1 iced tea brand by volume in the U.S. Dixie, a Denver-based cannabis company that markets a line of elixirs containing 100 miligrams

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