Tea

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...

Places to Take Your Tea in Las Vegas

Here are four outstanding places in Las Vegas where World Tea Expo attendees can find a tea respite. Each place has its own unique attributes and puts care into the details of their guests’ tea experiences. Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino, Cha Garden Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino’s Cha Garden is an indoor-outdoor tea...

India Sets 5% GST for Tea

Tea will be taxed at 5 percent as India finalized rates for its inaugural goods and services tax (GST) effective July 1. Rates were set last week for more than 500 services and 1,200 categories of goods following 10 years of negotiations. The intent is to streamline the existing tax structure and capture more...

EU Awards Grant to Scottish Tea Growers

Nine farmers in the British Isles, experiencing renewed interest in locally grown tea, successfully collaborated in seeking European rural development funds last month. The Tea Gardens of Scotland Group representing growers in Angus, Fife, and Perthshire Scotland were awarded £49,500 ($65,000) last month to meet the challenge of farming the crop in the chilly northern...

ITI Collaborates with Kenya Tea Directorate

MOMBASA, Kenya Opening the world’s largest tea auction to offerings of purple, green, and orthodox tea will have a direct impact on the availability of African teas in the U.S. International Tea Importers (ITI) in Los Angeles is working with the Kenya Tea Directorate to oversee exports of purple tea to the U.S. “We...

Planter Will Chair India Tea Board

KOLKATA, India The Government of India broke with tradition last week and named the first tea planter to chair the India Tea Board. In announcing the appointment, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry stated that the executive powers formerly held by the chair will be transferred to an executive deputy chairman, a position that...

Tea Experts See Health, Flavor Benefits from Genome Research

Tea experts predict that the newly successful sequencing of the tea tree genome will result in new cultivars with unique flavors, tailored levels of caffeine, and perhaps improved health qualities. Researchers from Kunming Institute of Botany in China, led by plant geneticist Lizhi Gao, sequenced the tea tree genome (cultivar Yunkang 10) from Yunnan...

Tea Forest in Hawaii Establishes a New Standard of Quality

Big Island Tea produces tea using sustainable farming practices that respect and support Hawaii’s diverse ecosystem, resulting in an exceptionally high quality tea. Eliah Halpenny moved to Hawaii in 2001 from Canada to join her husband, Cam Muir, who had accepted a post-doctorate genetics research position at the University of Hawaii. Being Canadian, Halpenny...