Nigel Melican

Mechanized Tea Harvesting for Lower Cost

Mechanization is the Answer The cost of labor and the cost of processing tea are squeezing margins at traditional gardens whose only respite of late has been a modest reduction in fuel expense. Almost 80% of the costs of producing tea are fixed. Labor, even though a modest $1.84 daily per worker, constitutes 50%...

Tea Across America Campaign Launches

FiLoLi Tea Farm and Tealet have announced the Tea Across America campaign. With the groundbreaking of tea gardens in Mississippi and Alabama, the development of gardens in New York and other states, and the formation of The United States League of Tea Growers at the most recent World Tea Media events (World Tea Expo...

Tea Research Association

Tea Research Association Extends Honor to Nigel Melican

Nigel Melican, Managing Director of Teacraft, has been awarded the D.N Borbora Chair for Tea Quality and Manufacturing at the Tea Research Association of India. D.N Borbora was a progressive and innovative tea engineer and the objective of the Chair named for him is to identify and lay foundations for tea processing research to...

Nigel Melican

Nigel Melican: A Clever Champion of Quality

BEDFORD, United Kingdom If it weren’t for Nigel Melican, a good deal of the tea made around the world today would not be of such high quality. A passionate botanist and agricultural engineer, he loves a challenge. He has worked on every continent helping tea producers establish new tea growing operations, expand cultivation and...