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Market Research Reflects and Predicts Growth
January 15, 2019 Analysis Dan Bolton

(Getty Images/TrongNguyen) Market researchers at the onset of the year publish forecasts on various segments of the tea industry. Companies that produce these reports include Euromonitor, Mintel International, Nielsen, IRI (Information Resources, Inc.), and Packaged Facts, as well as specialized ventures: Statista, Fact.MR, and Technavio. World Tea News reviewed market reports, executive summaries, press releases,

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Detox Teas: What Should You Know?
January 7, 2019 Analysis Peter Keen

Plant ingredients commonly found in detox tea include active botanicals mixed with rose petals, hibiscus, green tea, goji, elderberries, and orange peel. (Image by Daytox Organic Tea) Consumer Reports provides (May 2018) that is useful in raising key issues for tea drinkers to consider. These are too often obscured by marketing claims and gaps in

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Follow the Leaders: Tea Trends in 2019
January 2, 2019 Analysis Dan Bolton

World Tea News asked tea industry influencers about tea trends in 2019. Here are their insights. We have experienced significant shifts in the premium tea market since starting The Tea Spot almost 15 years ago. During the past one-two years, we are witnessing a strong dichotomy in tea buying habits. Whereas previously the market showed

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Newly Discovered Ancient Tea Cultivar is Naturally Decaffeinated
November 19, 2018 Analysis Peter Keen

A newly discovered tea cultivar in China’s Fujian Province is healthful and naturally caffeine free. (Photo courtesy of the American Chemical Society) A Chinese team of scientists discovered a wild varietal of naturally decaffeinated Camellia sinensis, called Hongyacha. They used advanced-performance liquid chromatography to isolate the active elements in the leaf and published their findings in

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Pakistan is Stocking Up on Global Tea
October 16, 2018 Analysis Dan Bolton

Pakistan tea garden. (Photo courtesy of Nestle) Pakistan has emerged as a major tea buyer this year with up following a return to India as a primary supplier. The country is one of the top tea consuming nations and the third largest tea importer globally. Per capita consumption rose 35.8 percent to about 1 kilogram

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Study Shows EGCG May Sneak Therapeutic RNAs Into Cells
October 1, 2018 Analysis Peter Keen

Green tea; photo credit: GettyImages.com For thousands of years, every aspect of tea has centered on the leaf. Now, the lens is shifting to the molecules in that leaf. Almost by the month, there is a striking announcement of some new biogenetic finding about the dynamic interactions at the DNA level among the more than

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Tea Companies Benefit from the Global Tea Championship
August 13, 2018 Analysis Elizabeth Dobos

Spring Hot Loose Leaf competition 2017; photo by Elizabeth Dobos Participating in the , a competition that draws tea purveyors from around the world, benefits everyone. Judges Lydia Kung, owner of and Eliot Jordan, vice president of , share their insights as to why tea companies should enter regardless of whether they win medals. Jordan

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Global RTD Tea Expanding Rapidly
July 24, 2018 Analysis Dan Bolton

Market researchers continue to optimistically project exceptional growth in the ready-to-drink tea category globally and in the U.S. Global sales will top 116 billion in the next five years according to Grand View Research, which released its latest update. “The instant energy provided by these products and their status of healthier substitute to carbonated drinks

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Caution is Not Inherently Bad, But Coffee Just Got a Bad Rap
April 3, 2018 Analysis Dan Bolton

Roasting coffee creates trace amounts of acrylamide Coffee and tea share many healthful plant-based compounds. The science-based consensus is that each beverage holds significant benefits when consumed in moderation. But in the court of public opinion, coffee can’t seem to get a break. Last week a California Superior Court judge ruled that coffee sold in

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Millennia Tea Loses TV Show Investor
November 21, 2017 Analysis Dan Bolton

An offer of $100,000 for a 20 percent share of Canada-based Millennia Tea was withdrawn before Thursday’s airing of Dragons’ Den on Canada’s CBC TV. During the program, which was taped in April and aired Nov. 16, Jim Treliving (net worth $640 million) offered to invest $100,000 in Tracy and Rory Bell’s pioneering flash-frozen tea

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