World Tea Expo

World Tea Expo to Offer Hands-on Tea Processing Workshop

World Tea Expo is offering tea professionals a unique opportunity to experience what otherwise could only be found at a tea plantation. The hands-on, two-day Tea Processing skill building workshop is back in the educational conference lineup this year. Registrants will participate in every stage of tea processing while working with American-grown raw leaf...

Announcing World Tea Expo Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

Each year, World Tea Expo awards a tea industry leader with the John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award for his or her unique contributions to advancing the business of tea. World Tea Expo’s Advisory Board, which consists of 11 tea industry professionals, has chosen this year’s 19 nominees. The advisory board’s selection criteria, among many...

World Tea Expo Announces Inaugural Kombucha Pavilion

Kombucha, the wildly popular fermented tea, gets a special showcase with the new Kombucha Pavilion debuting at World Tea Expo, June 12-14 in Las Vegas. Produced in partnership with Kombucha Brewers International, the Kombucha Pavilion offers 10-15 furnished, turnkey booths in a dedicated area on the exposition floor to kombucha producers who want to...

Top 5 U.S. Tea Industry Trends

 Specialty tea is booming, rising to $6.4 billion through 2018!* Did you know? Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water! Tea can be found in almost 80 percent of all U.S. households. In 2016, Americans consumed almost 84 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.8 billion gallons....

Top Tea News of 2017

The top World Tea News stories of 2017 reflect readership interest in a broad range of story topics, from retail struggles to new taxes in India. The most popular story topics among World Tea News readers were: Starbucks’ plight with its Teavana stores, data on the ready-to-drink tea market, India’s new goods and services...

Devan Shah Tea Festival Meets Goals for Growing Public Festivals

The Devan Shah International Tea Festival – Los Angeles drew more than 1,500 attendees to the Pasadena Convention Center Dec. 2-3. Devan Shah founded International Tea Importers and the Chado Tea Rooms, and though he passed in 2016, his legacy lives on in what has become one of the country’s largest tea festivals. “Devan...

Millennia Tea Loses TV Show Investor

An offer of $100,000 for a 20 percent share of Canada-based Millennia Tea was withdrawn before Thursday’s airing of Dragons’ Den on Canada’s CBC TV. During the program, which was taped in April and aired Nov. 16, Jim Treliving (net worth $640 million) offered to invest $100,000 in Tracy and Rory Bell’s pioneering flash-frozen...

Teforia’s CEO Talks Tech and Wine Influence on the Tea Industry

Teforia won the World Tea Award for Best Tea Brewing Device (Electric) at the World Tea Expo in June. Founder and CEO Allen Han invented the Teforia Infuser, a sophisticated appliance that can extract different levels of caffeine and flavor from tea leaves according to user preference. Here Han shares tea industry insights and...

How Tea Health Advocacy Can Improve Retail Sales

Maria Uspenski won the award for Best Tea Health Advocate at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas in June. Her book, Cancer Hates Tea (Page Street Publishing, 2016), gives tips for lifestyle changes people can make to decrease their risk of getting cancer. She owns The Tea Spot in Boulder, Colorado, which provides...