Indonesia

World Tea Expo Country Tour: Tea Producing Countries’ Points of Pride

Every tea producing country has location and terroir characteristics that influence plant composition and make its tea taste unique. These distinguishing characteristics have become points of pride for each country. Here are some details that give each country’s tea its own flavor profile. China China’s tea industry has evolved to include the old mixing...

Indonesia Transforming Trade

Neighboring Malaysia is Indonesia’s largest tea trading partner and growing while exports to the United States have declined in recent years. The country is struggling in a weak global market to shift its offering from low-priced raw teas to more valuable processed and certified teas for export. In 2008, nearly 100% of Indonesian tea...

Indonesia Exports Plunge

A combination of weather, competing cash crops and economics is expected to cut Indonesia’s tea production by 40% this year reducing exports to 48,000 metric tons. In a report published by the Jarkata Globe the Indonesia Tea Council predicted a 2015 crop of 120,000 metric tons with exports falling under 50,000 mt for the...