Tea

Tea Growth in Specialty Grocery

Americans overwhelmingly buy their tea where they shop for food. Only 7 percent report buying packaged tea in tea houses and coffee shops. Specialty tea is a very appealing category in niche food markets, explains Janis H. Grover, a marketing, new product development and sales professional presenting at this year’s World Tea Expo. “Retailers...

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...

Boun-tea-ful Teas, Gifts and Events Mark Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13, is Mother’s Day and companies are offering new teas and gift sets especially for moms, who will surely be filled with warmth in more than one way. Here is what is trending. Mother’s Day Tea Blends Fortnum & Mason created a Mother’s Day Blend of Sri Lankan black tea fennel seed,...

Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea Takes Readers on an Adventure

Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea’s globally inclusive and in-depth overview of the tea industry will take readers on a tea journey around the world. It covers tea production in every tea growing region on Earth—a total of 67 countries. Jane Pettigrew has 35 years of tea industry experience and is currently the director of...

Tea Consumption Second Only to Packaged Water

DUBAI, UAE Huzaifa Nalwala has a natural affinity for numbers and a passion for tea. Combined, they make this senior research consultant one of the more informed experts on global consumption. Last week Nalwala, who works for ManSci Professional Services, presented an in-depth dive into what the world drinks. His presentation was one of...

Tea Craftsman Certification Strengthens Tea Businesses

Being an effectual tea specialist has evolved beyond handing a cup and teabag to a customer. Knowledge of tea and its components is vital for success. Some key skills that are relevant when training or becoming a tea specialist in today’s competitive retail environment are: Cupping. Processing. Blending. Creating flavored teas. Understanding tisanes and...

Louise Roberge, A Tea Industry Dynamo

Louise Roberge has energized the Canadian tea community since she was first named president of the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada in November 2000. Always ready with a smile, Roberge has a soft, friendly manner… unassuming until challenged on any of the many subjects she holds dear. She leaves a legacy of non-combative...

Budding Products: Kombucha Launches from Small Batch to Big Box

GT’s Living Foods Launches Bloom for Spring Earlier this month, GT’s Living Foods introduced its limited-edition springtime-inspired kombucha called Bloom. This seasonal flavor is a light, floral mixture of elderflower, jasmine and violet. It will be available in stores nationwide through June 30. GT’s is partnering with Born This Way Foundation while Bloom is...

David’s Tea Initiatives Support Slight Growth

Growing online sales and renovating stores are part of David’s Tea’s fiscal 2018 plans, which were outlined April 19 in its fourth quarter fiscal 2017 financial results and earnings call. “Our leadership team is committed to improving the performance of our Canadian and U.S. network of stores, realizing the value of our brand and...