Author Archives: World Tea News

Exploring the World’s Tea Museums

Tea tourism is hot with guided tours, resorts and hotels opening on tea estates, and a growing number of festivals and tea shows. But what about museums? London’s Bramah Museum of Tea & Coffee closed years ago. Where can ardent tea drinkers go to explore the history and culture of this magnificent drink? Ceylon...

Edible Tea Ink in Packaging

The growling grizzly on BOH’s new tea bags becomes a cuddly teddy bear during steeping thanks to clever use of disappearing ink. The Malaysian-based BOH tea company, located in the Cameron Highlands, has developed a Chamomile tea imprinted with ominous icons that include erupting volcanos, thunderstorms, fires and a flaming Phoenix. Once in water...

Do You Know Your Tea Trivia?

TEAS’ TEA® has unveiled a new online tea trivia “game show.” Players have the chance to win prizes each day or the Grand Prize, a week in Hawaii. When participants log in at www.PlayTeaMaster.com, they are given three multiple choice tea questions to answer. Never fear, there is a study guide available for each...

Darjeeling at World Cup

The highly-regarded Darjeeling tea of Makaibari Tea Estate will give World Cup players, guests and VIPs a morning boost. The Kurseong-based garden, founded in 1859 and known for its organic and biodynamic agricultural practices, shipped a consignment to Brazil sufficient to supply tea drinkers through July 13. “Our marketing partner in England, Hampstead Tea...

Turmeric Tea

Numi Organic Tea’s Turmeric Tea is the first full line of organic, fair trade, premium turmeric-focused blends on the market. The turmeric in Numi’s new blends is sourced from Madagascar, where Numi is the first brand to purchase Fair Trade certified ingredients from this specific farm group. This line includes: Three Roots; Golden Tonic; Fields...

World Tea Expo 2014

World Tea Expo 2014 Draws Thousands, Recognizes the Best in Tea

LONG BEACH, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Nev. (June 6, 2014) — Thousands of professionals celebrated tea and its evolution in the North American marketplace during the 12th annual World Tea Expo (#WorldTeaExpo and #WTE14), which took place May 29 – 31 in Long Beach, Calif. at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The...

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Fairtrade Effectiveness in Question

A four-year study financed by Britain’s Department for International Development revealed workers producing Fairtrade-certified coffee and tea in rural Ethiopia and Uganda are actually receiving less pay and experiencing worse working conditions than comparable workers on non-certified farms. CTV News reported last week that researchers at the School of Oriental and African Studies at...

World Tea Award Winners Announced

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Fourteen new awards preceded the presentation of this year’s Cha Jing Lifetime Achievement recognition in categories that follow. George Jage, founder and director of The Beverage Group, and Gail Gastelu, publisher of the The Tea House Times, introduced winners following a tally of several thousand online ballots by attendees at the 2014...

ITI Founder Devan Shah Honored

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Specialty tea import pioneer Devan Shah basked in the warmth of praise and standing applause of his peers at a black-tie ceremony on board the Queen Mary, tearful in gratitude before family and friends. In accepting the Cha Jing Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 World Tea Expo, Shah spoke...