Tea

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...

Iced Tea Entry for Global Tea Championship is Open

Iced tea product entry is now open for the Global Tea Championship happening in May. Professional tea experts will evaluate the entries in a blind test May 11-12. A numerical value on a scale from 1 to 100 will be assigned to each tea after all of the tea’s characteristics are taken into consideration....

Beauty and the Beast Inspires Tea Interest Worldwide

The live-action Beauty and the Beast film comeback has infiltrated the world of tea across the globe. The classic story features Belle, a young woman held captive in a castle by a beast. While there, she befriends the castle’s staff. A close friend and confidant of hers is a teapot named Mrs. Potts, who...

English Tea Shop Takes on the World

A recent article on Minutehack.com, which features business-focused stories for entrepreneurs and executives, highlighted the British tea company the English Tea Shop. The independent 7-year-old company, it reports, is “riding a wave of demand for high-quality, organic food and drink” with its range of more than 130 varieties of teas and tisanes produced at...

Nepal Tea’s Kickstarter Campaign Exceeds Goal

Nepal Tea is a certified organic specialty tea supplier that helps improve the lives of Nepali tea farmers and children. Founded in 2016, the Jersey City, New Jersey-based company recently implemented a Kickstarter campaign to grow its social project. Founder Nishchal Banskota and Sashreek Shrestha created the campaign and set the fundraising goal at...

Budding Products: Beauty and the Beast Tea Collection, AriZona, ITO EN

Bagged Tea News Beauty and the Beast Tea Collection Twinings Tea has introduced a limited edition Beauty and the Beast collection. The line of teas coincides with the live action Beauty and the Beast film currently in theaters. Twinings’ master tea blenders created the blends. The collection features specially designed limited edition boxes that...

Tocklai Tea Institute to Receive Funding

Aid is on the way to financially troubled Tocklai Tea Research Institute, India’s premier tea research institution, which is jointly funded by the government and industry through the Tea Research Association (TRA). “The [government] allocation for the next financial year 2017–18 has been brought back to the previous level of 2015–16, which will be...

The World Tea Encyclopaedia

Will Battle joined the tea world as a trainee tea taster with Tetley’s, after completing university studies in the UK. He travelled the tea lands for 10 years with Tetley, completing his training in India, Sri Lanka, and Africa. Tasting tea after tea after tea each day – and visiting tea gardens, is work...

Budding Products: Ellis Island Tropical Tea, Tejava in Plastic Bottles, Thai Tea Ice Cream

RTD tea news Ellis Island Tropical Tea is authentically Jamaican Reality show “Queen Boss,” which centers around female African-American entrepreneurs, chose tea maker Nailah Ellis-Brown as its first winner reports Crain’s. Centric TV’s reality show featured 18 contestants who were gradually eliminated over a three-month period. The judges raved about Ellis-Brown’s hibiscus tea and...