Category: Standard

Category: Standard

Tea Forest in Hawaii Establishes a New Standard of Quality
May 8, 2017 Standard Elizabeth Dobos

Big Island Tea forest, photo by Cam Muir Big Island Tea produces tea using sustainable farming practices that respect and support Hawaii’s diverse ecosystem, resulting in an exceptionally high quality tea. Eliah Halpenny moved to Hawaii in 2001 from Canada to join her husband, Cam Muir, who had accepted a post-doctorate genetics research position at

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A Call for Specialty Tea Standards
May 4, 2015 Standard Dan Bolton

Every retailer strives to offer quality teas. But selecting the best teas from a hundred origins, a thousand styles and thousands upon thousands of individual teas is daunting. No one can ever know all there is to know. That is why sharing conventional wisdom on acceptable color, moisture content, fragrance, appearance and defects is a

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Honest Tea Commits to Fair Trade USA Standards Globally
June 14, 2012 Standard World Tea News

BETHESDA, Md. Honest Tea® the nation’s top-selling organic bottled tea company and the first tea company to market Fair Trade Certified™ bottled tea announced this week that it will work with Fair Trade USA as its certification partner, committing to the organization’s recently announced vision to increase impact and include more farmers, farm workers and tea

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ABC Resource Assists Herb Industry Identify Quality Standards
November 11, 2011 Standard World Tea News

AUSTIN, TX. Maintaining quality standards of herbs used in the blending of teas is made easier by the publication this week of a guide to quality specifications by The American Botanical Council (ABC). In a detailed and thorough review of the myriad standards for botanical ingredients, Josef Brinckmann, Vice-President of Research and Development at Traditional

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Fair Trade USA Releases Draft Farm Worker Standard
November 2, 2011 Standard Dan Bolton

OAKLAND, Calif. Fair Trade USA this week revealed its draft Farm Workers Standard for those employed on large-scale farms. The organization, which has announced it will part ways with European-based Fairtrade (FI) over FI’s labor policy, also responded to critics of its proposal that manufacturers can certify products with as little as 25 percent Fair

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NIST Releases New Green Tea Standards
June 1, 2011 Standard World Tea News

WASHINGTON, D.C. The health benefits of green tea remain largely undiscovered as researchers continue to announce encouraging findings. This week the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a suite of green tea reference materials to help manufactures evaluate the composition of their products. The reference materials also assure researchers of the accuracy of

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