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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...

Bidders Are Setting New Records at Tea Auctions This Spring

JORHAT, Assam Halmari tea estate in India’s Assam set a world record price of $10.50 (INRs700) per kilogram for crush, tear, curl (CTC) at the Calcutta auction last month. The tea was purchased by Kolkata-based J. Thomas & Co., and Mahabod Tea House in Kolkata purchased 307 kilograms. The tea is expected to sell...

Ten Ren Soars in Hong Kong

Bubble tea maker Ten Ren’s parent company B&S International Holdings’ stocks surged 298 percent in its debut on the Hong Kong IPO market last week, making it the city’s strongest mainboard debut in two years. Initial shares sold for HK$1 and closed at HK$3.98, earning kudos for the company as the most oversubscribed among...

RTD Outlook for 2018; APAC Tops Growth in Global RTD Tea

Global ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee sales are expected to experience a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent through 2021, according to a new report by global technology research and advisory company Technavio. Fast-paced lifestyles of consumers are one of the major factors driving the market. Consumers are increasingly looking for RTD...

Not All Powdered Green Tea is Matcha

As matcha has grown in popularity, some confusion has set in as to the difference between matcha and green tea powder. Here is some clarification. “There has been a lot of confusion in the industry that green tea powder is matcha and this is not true,” said tea expert Scott Svihula, owner of Hula...

Scottish Tea Growers Head to Japan

Representatives from Tea Gardens of Scotland head east this month to exhibit and present at the Kyoto Infused with Tea Expo in Japan. Catherine Drummond-Herdman, one of the nine Scottish tea planters who make up the Tea Gardens of Scotland, will speak at the expo about her own unique tea-growing venture in a presentation...

Matcha’s Benefits Drive Market Growth

Matcha is taking the world by storm, according to a report by Grand View Research, which predicts the global matcha market will reach $5.07 billion by 2025, rising from $2.62 billion in 2016. The research suggests the North American market will experience substantial growth. Matcha’s vast health benefits contribute to its popularity. As chronic...

Reviving Japan’s Tea Lands

Japan holds tightly to its teas, exporting only 2% of the millions of metric tons grown and quickly consumed in this land of tea lovers. Through May, the tea Japan exported to the United States amounted to only 874 metric tons; compare that to Argentina, which sent 21,890 metric tons to the U.S. during...