Author: Elizabeth Dobos

Author: Elizabeth Dobos

5 Ways to Celebrate National Hot Tea Day
January 3, 2020 Industry News Elizabeth Dobos

Tea latte, Earl Grey Hot London Fog Tea Drink with Foamed Milk (Getty Images/Rimma_Bondarenko) January is National Hot Tea Month and January 12 will be the fifth annual National Hot Tea Day in the United States. Tea is the second most consumed beverage on earth after water and can be found in nearly 80% of

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Seattle Tea Shop Specializes in Taiwanese Oolongs
January 3, 2020 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

Shiuwen Tai in Taiwan is a tea shop in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood that specializes in Taiwanese oolongs. Owner Shiuwen Tai, who was born in Tainan, Taiwan, makes regular trips back to the country so she can obtain and share its acclaimed teas with others. She began her tea career by hosting tea tastings at her

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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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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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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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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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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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Oteas Zero Waste Packaging Sets Environmentally Sustainable Example
November 5, 2019 Standard Elizabeth Dobos

Oteas Green Tea with Peppermint (Photo courtesy of Oteas) provides pesticide-free whole leaf tea in zero-waste packaging in an effort to protect customers’ health and the environment, and support a circular economy. The name “Oteas” is a derivation of the Japanese word for tea: “Ocha”. Oteas was founded in the United Kingdom in 2014 by

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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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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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