Ceylon

Countries Seek Export Growth from Branding

Rwanda is the most recent of several tea lands branding their country as a source of exceptional leaf. In November, officials said the newly designated Rwanda Tea brand “will empower and inspire tea value chain stakeholders to conserve and value” the nation’s natural heritage. Agricultural Minister Geraldine Mukeshimana told KT Press that working together...

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...

Sri Lanka Tea Export Earnings Slump

Demand for Ceylon tea slid in January as export dollars slumped to a six-year low. Volume is relative stable, decreasing 1% in January 2016 but the dollar value of exports dropped by 12% in a year-to-year comparison with 2015. Sri Lanka exported 24.1 million kilos in January, down 1% from a year ago with...

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Tea Sesquicentennial

In 2003 Joe Simrany, the long-serving former president of the Tea Association of the USA, led a delegation of tea wholesale tea buyers and retailers to Sri Lanka to experience Ceylon tea . TeaSource founder Bill Waddington recalls “the trip was a huge success. I brought back huge duffel bags full of Lumbini Silver...