World Tea Expo

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An offer of $100,000 for a 20 percent share of Canada-based Millennia Tea was withdrawn before Thursday’s airing of Dragons’ Den on Canada’s CBC TV.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...

World Tea Expo 2017

World Tea Expo 2017 Photo Gallery: An Inside View of the Event Whether you were able to join us at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 12-15 at World Tea Expo 2017 or you had to pass it by this year, this is your chance to catch of glimpse through the eyes of an...

World Tea Expo 2018 Call For Speakers

World Tea Expo is now accepting speaker proposals for its June 11-14, 2018, event in Las Vegas. The deadline to submit proposals is Sept. 29, 2017. Submit your session proposals here. Speakers should have extensive knowledge and experience in the tea industry and in educating the tea business community. Significant experience in a tea-related...

Innovation in the Tea Industry

Excerpted from the World Tea Expo presentation available here. The Museum of Failure opened in Helsingborg Sweden this month, a monument to the world’s worst innovations. Organizers there assembled a celebration of the absurd that documents hilarious commercial failures such as Colgate’s beef lasagna and Harley Davidson’s leather-perfume. Tech holds a special place in...