Tea

Tea Board India Inaugurates Awards

Tea Board India is instituting awards of excellence for tea growers in the country for the purpose of recognizing excellence in Indian tea reports The Hindu. Awards will be given in 22 categories, including: small growers, tea start-ups, innovative packaging and value-addition efforts. Special appreciation awards will be given to top-graded gardens. These awards...

Darjeeling Uproar Disrupts Tea Operations

Tempers cooled in Darjeeling for the Muslim holy day Monday following 12 days of protests by Nepali separatists, some violent. The unrest has caused thousands of tourists and climbers to flee. The second flush harvest is halted, factories stand idle and tea shipments are delayed or never departed from the high Himalayan gardens. The...

Tea Companies From Non-Traditional Countries Make Their Mark

The World Tea Expo, which took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 12-15, attracted tea purveyors from around the world. Tea companies that are from countries that are not well-known for producing tea are stepping forward and making their mark on the industry. Representatives from a few of these companies gave their...

Tea for Three

Young Bay Area entrepreneur is a tea triple threat Victoria Boyert was taken to a “tea club” by her mother at age 7. “I was very excited. We learned about the history of tea, how to make a proper cup of tea…I knew even then I wanted to be involved with tea,” she says....

Andes-grown Specialty Tea from Colombia

BITACO, La Cumbre, Colombia High in the Pacific-facing Andes where the soil is rich and young, an innovative tea garden has captured the attention of specialty buyers. Bitaco is the home of Colombia’s only commercial tea garden, a place close to the equator at an elevation of 6,500 ft (1,800– 2,050 meters) and tucked...

Tea Wellness Guide

The benefits of tea are vast and remarkable. This downloadable Tea Wellness Lifestyle Guide is based on the book titled Cancer Hates Tea, by Maria Uspenski, the founder of The Tea Spot. This guide was created by The Tea Spot to inform people of the myriad benefits of tea and help people make healthy...

Study: Tea Causes Epigenetic Changes in Women

A recent study conducted by researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden along with other European research groups, revealed  tea consumption causes epigenetic changes in women. These changes were related to cancer and to the estrogen hormone. Human Molecular Genetics published the researchers’ conclusions, titled “Tea and Coffee consumption in relation to DNA methylation in...

Guardians of Specialty Tea Quality

The G.S. Haly Company, America’s oldest continuously operating specialty tea importer, is admired for value delivered, not promises made. The company is fiercely proud of maintaining authenticity in traditional tea standards. “These standards were entrusted to The G.S. Haly Company 127 years ago and it has been my responsibility to preserve and pass on...