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Category: Standard

Meet Jhanne Jasmine, Global Tea Championship Judge
September 19, 2019 Standard Elizabeth Dobos

Jhanne Jasmine Jhanne Jasmine has more than 20 years of tea industry experience. In 1999, she co-founded the TeaZone tea house in Portland, Oregon; and in 2006, she founded the Camellia Lounge, a tea cocktail lounge, which she sold in 2014. She has worked as Stash Tea Company’s Research & Development ever since. What sparked

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Davidson’s Organics Manufacturing Facility Earned SQF Certification
September 3, 2019 Standard Elizabeth Dobos

Kunall Patel (Photo courtesy of Davidson’s Organics) manufacturing facility in Reno, Nev. just became Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified, which is the highest level of certification for consumer packaged goods companies. CEO Kunall Patel explains why this certification is important and how it sets the company apart. According to Patel, Davidson’s Organics is the largest

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Follow the Leaders: Tea Tariffs Will Be Disruptive Not Debilitating
August 12, 2019 Standard Dan Bolton

In this installment of Follow the Leaders, respondents were asked to share their reaction, concern and advice with tea industry peers on the U.S. decision to charge an import tax on tea from China. Industry leaders predict the impact of a 15% U.S. tariff on Chinese green tea, effective Sept. 1, will be disruptive but

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Wize Monkey Launches Coffee Leaf Powder While Setting an Ethical Example
August 6, 2019 Standard Elizabeth Dobos

(Photo credit: WizeMonkey.com) Coffee leaf tea purveyor officially launched its new in July. This Coffee Leaf Powder is one in a collection of innovative products from a company that sets an ethical example. Arabica Coffee leaves have been prepared and consumed as a tea for hundreds of years in Ethopia, where it is called “Kuti”

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Eye-Catching Packaging is the First Step to a Sale
July 23, 2019 Standard Janis Hashe

“Thinking outside the box” becomes “re-thinking the box’s outside” when it comes to cutting-edge tea packaging. Savvy manufacturers and retailers have realized great design draws the customer’s eye, even before they’re aware of the quality of the product within. A recent article described must-have packaging design as “bright and edgy,” as well as using compostable

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Bigelow Tea Earns Certification as a ‘B Corporation’
July 22, 2019 Standard Press Release

Cindi Bigelow at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, March 7, 2019. (Photo by Elizabeth Dobos) , the U.S. specialty tea market leader, announces that it has become a , joining more than 2,700 companies worldwide that are committed to using their businesses as a positive force for social and environmental change. Cindi Bigelow,

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Nepal’s Tea Fortunes on the Rise
July 8, 2019 Standard Dan Bolton

ILAM, Nepal Tea plants with foggy background near Kanyam in Ilam Region in Nepal (Getty Images/Kristin Ruhs) Nepal is experiencing the benefits of a renewed commitment by government and trade associations to upgrade and market high-grown tea in this former kingdom of 26 million people. “Nepal’s tea community is in the budding stages of a

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Your Ideal Source for Ceylon Tea
June 3, 2019 Standard Witold Lisowski

Doteloya Estate (Photo/teaplusus.com) SPONSORED CONTENT From the mountains of Sri Lanka comes , the world’s finest. The unique groundwater, soil, and weather of the island give each plant its own fragrance and flavor. We at import these quality tea varieties directly from Sri Lanka. Our experts can help you select the best tea to fit

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Production by Indian Small Tea Growers is Neck-and-Neck with Estates
May 21, 2019 Standard Aravinda Anantharaman

Smallholder tea farm (Photo courtesy of CISTA) In late 2018, the Tea Board of India directed gardens in the north to close early to prevent processing low-end tea. Production was expected to decline, but a full-year tally shows the opposite―a new record of 1,350 million kilograms, up from 1,250 million kilograms in 2017-2018. The rise

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Customer Obsessive Companies are Few as Judged by Customers
May 6, 2019 Standard Dan Bolton

London start-up tea demonstrates with flair the characteristics of a customer-obsessed company. The venture launched in February 2019 with a selection of premium blends in pyramid sachets delivered in colorful 12-pack letterbox sized mailers. Last fall Forrester Consulting queried two hundred companies on their interaction with customers to discover their level of “customer obsession” and

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