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Director of Global Tea Initiative at World Tea Expo

Informed consumers make better choices and more frequently that choice is tea. “Compare tea to the wine industry,” suggests Katharine Burnett. “The more knowledgeable the consumer is, the more s/he buys. And this puts pressure on the industry to provide better and better quality, which makes the choices even better for all, and even...

UC Davis Announces Goal to Establish World-Class Global Tea Institute

DAVIS, Calif. The University of California at Davis has begun transforming its three-year-old tea initiative into the more formal Global Tea Institute to promote the science and culture of tea. The institute eventually will offer graduate and undergraduate degree programs like the university’s School of Viticulture & Enology, well known worldwide for its impact...

Global Tea Initiative Excites Professionals

DAVIS, Calif. “I have never before seen so much tea talent assembled in one room,” said one of the Global Tea Initiative Colloquium participants to UC Davis Prof. Katharine Burnett, organizer of the Global Tea Initiative at the university world famous for its department of viticulture and enology. With the Second Annual Colloquium, Burnett...

UC Davis Tea Colloquium: Sensory Aspects of Tea

Less than a year after its inception, the Global Tea Initiative will host its 2nd Annual Colloquium, Thursday, Jan. 19 at the University of California Davis, in Davis, Calif. The Colloquium will feature a full day of events, with a tea tasting in the morning and a number of talks in the afternoon. The...

Tea Initiative Launches to Appreciative Crowd

UC DAVIS The University of California Davis, world-renowned for its Department of Viticulture and Enology, has launched a parallel endeavor in the world of tea, the Global Tea Culture and Science Initiative. Assistant dean of the UC Davis College of Letters & Science Charlene A. Mattison says the aim “is to bring the University’s...