Why Sri Lanka is Seeking a Geographical Indication Mark for Ceylon Tea
By Dananjaya Silva | PMD Tea
The Sri Lankan Tea Board is pursuing GI Geographical Indication status for Ceylon Tea, a distinct terroir marketed for 150 years. GI indication is a seal of authenticity used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or reputations that are due to that origin. Sri Lanka Tea Board Chairman Jayampathy Molligoda discusses why the tea board is pursuing GI status and what this means for prices for producers and for the nation’s tea.
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Tea at the Top of the World
By Roopak Goswami
The Guinness Book of World Records has certified a May 2021 tea break on Mt. Everest as the highest tea party in history. Climber Andrew Hughes, who organized the high-altitude tea break, writes that “tea already was interwoven into life on an Everest expedition. From the tea houses and lodges where we stayed along the trek to the countless hours spent with one another with a warm cup of tea in hand awaiting weather windows to climb onwards – tea is something that we shared so regularly that it is impossible to detach it from the overall Everest experience.” Read more…
Episode 70: Honest Tea Organic Discontinued
Tea News for the week ending May 27
| Coca-Cola Discontinues the Iconic Honest Tea Brand
| FAO: Embracing Sustainable Agriculture is Essential for Tea Smallholders
| Starbucks Exits the Russian Market after 15 years, closing 130 locations
| PLUS On the northern shores of Lake Superior, in Ontario Canada, Anishinaabe tea blenders of the First Nation’s Obijwe clan combine locally harvested wild rice with imported Japanese sencha to create roasted wild rice known as Manoomin Cha a version of genmaicha.
Caption: Denise Atkinson and Marc Bohémier introduce their North American version of genmaicha.
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“What came first, the tea or the story? For every tea I drink, there seems to be a story in the wings, waiting for a listener. Tea and stories, can’t have one without the other! I am in search of both.”
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