Author: Peter Keen

Author: Peter Keen

World Bank Funds Carbon Emissions Reduction in Africa’s Tea Farming Communities
June 11, 2019 News Peter Keen

Lake of the Aruba Dam, on the Voi River, located next to the Ashnill Aruba Lodge (in the background), as viewed from the east during the evening, in the Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. (By Christopher T Cooper, CC BY 3.0/commons.wikimedia.org) In mid-March 2019, the with Kenya’s Tea Development Agency Power Company Ltd. This is

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Milo’s Tea Announces Major Expansion in Oklahoma
May 28, 2019 News Peter Keen

Milo’s Tea Published reports on state it is the largest seller of refrigerated tea in the United States, serving  more than . These figures point to a rapid expansion from . Sales topped $125 million in grocery and multi-outlet locations in 2018, according to Chicago-based market research firm IRI. The company’s recent announcement that in

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The Asian Tea Alliance: The New Co-opetition
May 7, 2019 News Peter Keen

Tamil woman plucking tea leaves near Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (Ceylon). (Getty Images/hadynyah) The Asian Tea Alliance (ATA) in a memorandum of understanding (MOU), an agreement to act rather than a formal plan, between the main industry and policy organizations in five tea-growing countries: Indian Tea Association, China Tea Marketing Association, Indonesian Tea Marketing Association,

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Pesticides in French Teas Prompt the Question: What is ‘Safe’?
April 22, 2019 Data Peter Keen

Worker applies chemicals to tea plants. (Photo/Adobe Stock) A survey conducted by French consumer magazine (60 Million Consumers) examined 26 tea brands, including popular brands such as Lipton and Kusmi Tea and findings revealed certain teas contained up to 17 different types of pesticides. This report inspired a broader examination of pesticide levels applied in

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Tea Growth Rate in Western Europe is Expected to Decline
April 15, 2019 Analysis Peter Keen

Heidenberg, Germany tea store (Flikr/arjanrichter) Forecasts of overall over the coming few years are around half those made 2-5 years ago for the same time frame. Then, growth was expected to be in the 5-6 percent range. Now, estimates are uniformly under 3 percent and are as low as 1 percent. This contrasts with those

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First Woman to Manage Assam Tea Estate
April 1, 2019 News Peter Keen

Manju Baruah (Photo courtesy of Apeejay) The appointment of in Assam is news. It is unique news, too, in that she is the first woman to hold this position in the nearly 200-year history of tea growing in the state that produces around half of India’s tea. The national press and social media coverage of

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New Tea Varietal Cultivated in the Netherlands
April 1, 2019 News Peter Keen

ZUNDERT, The Netherlands Johan Jansen (Photo courtesy of Special Plant Zundert) Camellia sinensis Hardy SPZ is a that produces green teas of high quality, is ideally suited to local conditions and is noted for its beautiful appearance. It is an excellent base for home adoption. Within its first two years of production, it has won

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TEALEAVES Creates the Language of Aroma
March 11, 2019 News Peter Keen

Ritz Carlton lounge, Singapore. (Photo/commons.wikimedia.org) TEALEAVES is a blender that provides luxury teas and training in the art of tea to five-star hotels and Michelin ranked restaurants, such as the Four Seasons and the Mandarin Oriental. The descriptions of the teas it offers are marked by a focus on the connoisseur, their matching the discriminations

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Unilever Names its Tea Suppliers
February 19, 2019 Data Peter Keen

Tea fields, Unilever Estate, Kericho, Rift Valley, Kenya, Africa. (Getty Images/JJS-Pepite) Earlier this month, Unilever, the in the world, joined the four other leading United Kingdom tea brands in publishing its list of suppliers. Until this year, if consumers, advocacy groups, or the media asked the simple question, “Who exactly supplies the tea?” The answer

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India Bans Staples in Tea Bags
February 19, 2019 Analysis Peter Keen

Teacup with teabag (Getty Images/venakr) The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order at the end of January . It will take effect on July 1. It is quite likely that the European Union will follow its lead in declaring them a risk hazard and require the use of knotted connectors for

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