black tea

Argentina Harvest Underway

MISIONES, Argentina Argentina’s tea harvest began in November with good rains and will continue until April when the Northern Hemisphere first harvests its tea. The country is the largest supplier of tea to the U.S. market, exporting 54 million kilos in 2016. This is about 70 percent of the 78 million kilos of mainly...

Lipton Launches Organic Black Tea

A decade after the British tea company became the first to commit to sourcing all of its tea in a sustainable manner, Unilever-owned Lipton has announced its first organic line of black tea. The Rainforest Alliance Certified black tea leaves, sourced from the Kenyan Highlands, adhere to USDA Organic standards. “We’re thrilled to bring...

Black Tea May Promote Weight Loss

Researchers from UCLA have found that black tea may promote weight loss, the university reports. In the new study, the scientists found that black tea alters energy metabolism in the liver of mice by changing gut metabolites. The results were published in the European Journal of Nutrition. Both black and green tea changed the...

Yorkshire Tea is Second in the U.K.

For centuries, Yorkshire has been famous for its regional breweries, quenching the thirst of the most discerning British beer buff to this day. But lately this northern English county has achieved international fame for a different kind of brew. With its locally blended Yorkshire Tea, Taylors of Harrogate recently surpassed Tetley (originally a Yorkshire...

4 Key Takeaways for Global Tea Championship Entrants

The Global Tea Championship’s Spring Hot Tea Competition took place Sept. 16-17 in Boulder, Colorado. Three judges evaluated 225 teas in 44 categories. Judges Lydia Kung of VeriLeaf Fine Teas, Rob McCaleb of Herb Research Foundation and Natural Healthcare and Scott Svihula of Hula Consulting share their reactions and insights. “The judges learn from...

Black Tea Flavonoids May Help Tame the Flu

It is possible that flavonoids in black tea, red wine and blueberries work with gut microbes – those found in the digestive tract — to protect against flu and other viral infections. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in...

Sun Bright Tea Presents Toxic-Free Honey Black Tea

Sun Bright Tea on Jan. 20 launched its new Honey Black Tea, which is processed to keep tea leaf particles intact. Traditional tea production involves grinding the leaves. The unique processing of the tea contributes to Honey Black Tea’s full-bodied taste, the company said via press release. Sun Bright Tea starts with black tea,...

World’s Most Lucrative Market for Tea

Black tea will continue to dominate consumption in North America with green teas gaining ground. Combined they will make North America the “most lucrative market for tea from 2016 to 2024.” Persistence Market Research (PMR) forecasts the global market for tea will surpass $21 billion by 2024, reflecting a compound annual growth rate of...