Tea Health / Education

Let’s Talk About Milk Tea

If you live on planet Earth like I do, you’ve no doubt noticed that the tea industry has been exploding in recent years. Local grocers have gone from carrying nothing more than boxes of iced tea blends to stocking gourmet loose leaf in the aisles and multiple varieties of tea-based RTDs in the refrigerated...

The Rise of US and UK Tea Markets Explored

Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson penned A Social History of Tea (Benjamin Press, 2014), which covers the various shifts in tea culture in the United Kingdom and the United States. The popularity of tea in the U.K. and the U.S. ebbed and flowed during the 20th century, according to Pettigrew and Richardson in their...

White Tea Shows Promise in Slowing Fat Cell Growth

White tea shows promise in slowing the growth of fat cells and may even stop new fat cells from forming, according to the article “White Tea: Solution To Obesity Epidemic?” published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism. Dr. Adrienne Youdim, associate professor of medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, discussed the importance of...

The business benefits of using sustainability standards [infographic]

In the tea industry, we know that story matters when it comes to selling the latest product or serving a customer table side.  An important element in that story—sustainability standards—adds great value in today’s triple bottom-line economy. While almost all sources in a recent meta-analysis note the important role sustainability standards play on sales...

To Microwave or Not? Tea Debate Re-heats up

Would you like a spot of tea … microwaved? Nuking a meal in the microwave is usually not considered to be the best way to enhance flavor or preserve nutrients in food preparation. So, who could have guessed that heating tea in a microwave actually has some benefits? In 2012, food scientist Quan Vuong,...

Dilmah in Dubai

Sri Lankan-based Dilmah has opened its newest t-lounge at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai. The lounge focuses on authenticity and teas that are genuinely different, unblended, and fresh—while presenting the beverage in its many facets and manifestations and creating a destination for the tea purist as well as for the tea adventurer and...

Tocklai Tea Institute to Receive Funding

Aid is on the way to financially troubled Tocklai Tea Research Institute, India’s premier tea research institution, which is jointly funded by the government and industry through the Tea Research Association (TRA). “The [government] allocation for the next financial year 2017–18 has been brought back to the previous level of 2015–16, which will be...

The World Tea Encyclopaedia

Will Battle joined the tea world as a trainee tea taster with Tetley’s, after completing university studies in the UK. He travelled the tea lands for 10 years with Tetley, completing his training in India, Sri Lanka, and Africa. Tasting tea after tea after tea each day – and visiting tea gardens, is work...

Tea Consumption May Protect Elderly From Cognitive Decline

Chinese researchers found indications that regular tea consumption lowers the risk of cognitive decline in the elderly, especially those who are genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, according to the National University of Singapore (NUS), were that tea drinking reduced the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 percent....