Category: Analysis

Category: Analysis

Top Research-Based Reasons to Toast to National Hot Tea Month this January
January 6, 2020 Analysis Press Release

Tea Council of the USA (PRNewsFoto/THE TEA COUNCIL OF THE USA) (PRNewsFoto/The Tea Council of the USA, Inc.) NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — It’s no secret that wellness dominated and defined the 2010s, with tea bolstering itself as a better-for-you beverage and household staple that offers more than just a delicious sip. As we enter

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Study Finds Plastic Tea Bags “Shed billions of microscopic particles”
October 8, 2019 Analysis Peter Rixon

Researchers from Canada’s McGill University found that the commonly used teabags were shedding micro- and nano-sized particles of plastic. (Getty Images/Svetlana_Angelus) New research published the last week of September has found that a single plastic teabag releases about 11.6 billion microplastic and 3.1 billion nanoplastic particles into the water at brewing temperature. Published in the

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Does Milk Impact Tea’s Health Benefits?
August 26, 2019 Analysis Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace

Tea with milk is so much smoother, less bitter and less astringent—but is it as good for you as tea without milk?  Teas are bitter and astringent mainly due to the presence of catechins and polyphenols, often called tannins. The proteins in milk grab onto these tannins, thereby preventing them from reaching the receptors for

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India Undertakes Several Initiatives to Improve Tea Quality in Assam
July 8, 2019 Analysis Aravinda Anantharaman

Tea workers near Dibrugarh, Assam, India (Getty Images/Anthony Pappone) This is the busiest time of the year in Assam, with the summer flush underway. The Indian tea industry, including the Tea Board of India and the region’s producers are making a concerted effort to stabilize falling prices amid rising costs. These initiatives include offering a

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Tea as a Herald of Healthy Living
May 28, 2019 Analysis Suzette Hammond

Suzette Hammond Editor’s Note: This article is from the new World Tea Expo 2019 white paper, “The Next Wave in Tea: Trends, Issues & Opportunities.” The complimentary report offers valuable insights and advice from some of the top experts and leaders in specialty tea. To download the free white paper, visit . * * *

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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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Farmer Brothers Continues Its Winning Streak at the Global Tea Championship
April 8, 2019 Analysis Press Release

DALLAS, April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: ) – a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products – is excited to announce that for the third consecutive year, it has earned top honors in the ™ for its Single-Serve Hot Tea. The Global Tea Championship™ is an independent competition, judged by tea

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Drinking Tea Too Hot to Touch Poses Danger of Esophageal Cancer
March 26, 2019 Analysis Dan Bolton

Scalding hot tea significantly increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer, warn researchers. Findings in the reinforce earlier research linking the consumption of tea, water, coffee, cocoa, and herbal infusions at temperatures above 140oF (60oC) to cancers of the throat. Water boils at 212oF (100oC). Drinking two cups (700ml) per day at very high temperatures

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Third Edition of Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties Hits Bookstores
March 22, 2019 Analysis Elizabeth Dobos

François Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais, Hugo Americi and Kevin Gascoyne. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Gascoyne) Tea enthusiasts and entrepreneurs have a comprehensive resource for tea education in the Third Edition of Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties, which was released by Firefly Books in December 2018. Written by the four co-owners of the World Tea Award winning teahouses

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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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