California

UC Davis Announces Goal to Establish World-Class Global Tea Institute

DAVIS, Calif. The University of California at Davis has begun transforming its three-year-old tea initiative into the more formal Global Tea Institute to promote the science and culture of tea. The institute eventually will offer graduate and undergraduate degree programs like the university’s School of Viticulture & Enology, well known worldwide for its impact...

KombuchaKon Supported the Growing Industry

The Fifth Annual KombuchaKon conference took place Feb. 10-11 at the Long Beach Convention Center in California, showcasing new trends in the ever-growing kombucha market. The conference also educated kombucha brewers on topics related to brewing, science and business practices. “We feel that kombucha is a 21st century industry,” said Hannah Crum, founder of...

Budding Products: New Functional Loose Leaf Teas

California Tea House Created an Aphrodisiac Apricot Chai Tarzana, California-based California Tea House debuts its aphrodisiac Apricot Chai just in time for Valentine’s Day. The organic blend consists of loose leaf black tea, peaches, apricot preserves, vanilla beans, ginger, cloves and citrus peel. The company came up with this blend after researching ancient treatments...

California Tea and Herbal Announces VelociTea Brewer

TEMECULA, Calif. Diane Walden, an expert blender, retailer and tea wholesaler is determined to pick up the pace when it comes to making good tea by shaving hours off cold brew methods and minutes when making tea lattes. Walden, who invented the VelociTeaTM brewer with her husband Vern, says, “We developed the brewer because...

Devan Shah Tea Festival Meets Goals for Growing Public Festivals

The Devan Shah International Tea Festival – Los Angeles drew more than 1,500 attendees to the Pasadena Convention Center Dec. 2-3. Devan Shah founded International Tea Importers and the Chado Tea Rooms, and though he passed in 2016, his legacy lives on in what has become one of the country’s largest tea festivals. “Devan...