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WHO Encourages Tea Drinking for a New Generation

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka In 1989 the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that one key to human longevity is “more tea and less smoking.” Two decades later, the United Nations once again has called upon the tea industry to focus on the health benefits of tea ― this time to attract a younger generation to...

Tata Global Beverages Reaffirms Commitment to Tea

Tata Global Beverages, (TGB) one of the world’s largest beverage suppliers, has reaffirmed its confidence in the tea segment following a strategic review. Company executives said they will cast off unproductive units in favor of boosting tea initiatives in Asia, beginning with China. TGB recently introduced its first bottled green teas for the Indian...

Three Day Festival Marks Beginning of Tea Harvest

HANGZHOU, China Qingming is a celebration of spring in China, a time to honor one’s ancestors and to anticipate the tea harvest. Last week 10 million Chinese traveled by train to visit family with many more driving from larger cities to their ancestral homes. There they picnic, present offerings and clean the grave sites...

7 Ways Twinings Tea Drives Positive Change

Twinings Tea ultimately aims to improve social conditions across the tea industry and be the catalyst for systemic change through its Sourced with Care Program. The tea company elaborated on its efforts in the Twinings Social Impact Report 2016. Twinings sources its tea internationally from plantations and small farms in various countries, including China,...

Global Tea Production 2015

Globally tea continues its steady increase in production, doubling in the past 20 years from 2,525 million metric tons (MT) in 1995 to 5,305 million metric tons (5.3 billion kilos) in 2015. In September Ian Gibbs, who was elected chair of the International Tea Committee (ITC) in May, presented a detailed assessment of global...

British Tea Sales Booming in China

As tea sales in Britain continue to decline, British tea companies are exploring new opportunities overseas for their brands – including selling tea to China. According to a report by analysts Kantar Worldpanel, Britons are drinking 64 million fewer cups of tea than last year and tea sales have dropped nearly 5%, writes the...

Wuyuan Tea: Everything Old Is New Again

By Janis Hashe For more than 1,200 years, the county containing the city of Wuyuan, nestled between the Chinese provinces of Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Anhui, has reigned as the “golden triangle of green tea.” The surrounding mountains, the misty, humid climate and the rich soil combine to create an ideal environment for growing high-quality...

Celebrating Qingming and New Growth

This week marks the beginning of Qingming, an ancient Chinese celebration which is an important marker for agricultural endeavors. Qingming, April 5 this year, is a turning point, when the temperature starts to warm and more rain begins to fall. It is a time to note the changing of the seasons, but also to...