World Tea Expo

World Tea Expo Names Finalists in the 2018 World Tea Awards

Awards Program to Recognize the Best from the Tea Community; Ceremony to Take Place June 12 at World Tea Expo in Las Vegas  World Tea Expo, the leading trade show focused on advancing the business of tea, will present the World Tea Awards (#TeaAwards) from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the...

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...

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 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...

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

Editor’s note: The planned 2018 launch has been delayed. 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...

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....