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  • Prabhat Bezboruah

    India Initiates Tea Industry Reforms

    India’s highest levels of government are reforming the basic structure of agriculture. The intent is to loosen regulations on pricing and storage and to permit direct sales of produce. These rules have protected India’s farmers from the free market for decades. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the reforms a “watershed moment” for Indian agriculture.

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  • Golden Leaf Awards — Deadline Near

    The Golden Leaf Awards, sponsored by the Australian Tea Masters and suspended during the height of the pandemic, have returned in 2021. The deadline to enter the competition is November 30.

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  • Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 43

    Tea News for the Week of Nov. 12 – The Desirability of Sustainability | Ekaterra Tea Pledges to Become Net-Zero | Grocery Shoppers Say they Will Pay More for Sustainable Food | Inflation Demonstrates a Troubling Persistence | PLUS Tea Board of India Chairman Prabhat Bezboruah explains the current situation and the economic and societal…

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  • Q|A Prabhat Bezboruah

    India’s government is going to revamp the Tea Act. It’s going to be a wholesale revamp. The role of the Tea Board is also going to be redefined. That’s a work in progress and it’s already happening. Even the Plantation Labor Act is going to get subsumed once the code on wages and the occupational…

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  • Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 42

    Tea News for the Week of Nov. 5 – A New Theory on How Green Tea Promotes Longevity | The Bubble Tea Business is Frothing Globally | Assam Smallholder Collective Debuts Equifarm Tea Brand | PLUS AVPA Gold Medalists Discuss their Winning Teas and SAMA Tea CEO Michael Parisi on how he used AI to…

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  • Austin Hodge’s Qingming Report 2014

    Qing Ming 2014 By Austin Hodge, President of Seven Cups Seven Cups is an importer of Chinese tea, located in Tucson, Arizona Filed April 6, 2014. An abridged version appeared in World Tea News previously. Read our previous story about Qing Ming and its meaning from our April 7 Need to Know post. I started…

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  • Dubai Tea Report: Golden Leaf Awards

    Indian Teas Recognized at Golden Leaf Awards in Dubai By Dan Bolton DUBAI, UAE – India’s great wealth of tea gardens and expertise extends far south of the fabled Himalayas. Last week, judges of the Golden Leaf India Awards announced 34 outstanding teas in multiple categories as winners of the annual competition. Judging took place…

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  • Need to Know (April 7, 2014)

    What tea professionals need to start the week — It’s QingMing….The Global Dubai Tea Forum is about to begin…JT&Tea, a new business from Thomas Shu and Josephine Pan….Rooibee Red Tea for the Whole Family….Arizona Iced Tea off to court…and before you go to buy your Chamomile Colored Mini Cooper T, read this report.   Qing…

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  • Need to Know (March 31, 2014)

    What tea professionals need to start the week — Capital Teas poised to grow with a $5 million investment…Pure Leaf Iced Tea partners with Food & Wine…TetraPak encourages tea companies to think differently…University of Leicester students seek the perfect tea formula   $5 Million Investment Prepares Capital Teas for Growth Capital Teas of Annapolis, Md.…

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  • What Changes Are Being Proposed by the FDA for Labels?

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering new requirements for nutrition labeling for food and beverage products that will, among others, impact companies with ready-to-drink tea products. The FDA feels that the 20-year-old labeling systems would benefit from an overhaul to better inform consumers in their choices. There are two fundamental parts to the…

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  • Teavana Update

    — Hard numbers are hard to find but a year after it was sold to Starbucks Teavana appears to be on a roll. At the company’s annual meeting in March CEO Howard Schultz introduced Oprah Chai Tea in a surprise announcement that brought the celebrity on stage to discuss her love for tea. The audience…

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  • Survey Shows Tea Topping Soda Among Adults

    NEW ORLEANS, LA– The National Coffee Association’s survey of drinking trends for the first time in decades revealed the number of past-day tea drinkers is greater than adults choosing soda. What did you drink yesterday? is one of the National Coffee Drinking Trends questions: Soda fell to 41% behind coffee, tap water (54%) and tea…

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  • Need to Know (March 24, 2014)

    What tea professionals need to start the week — New York Coffee & Tea Wraps Up…Tough week at the tea auctions… Third Street Chai breaks into Whole Foods in a big way…New book on Homegrown Tea   New York Coffee & Tea Another Sold Out Success This past weekend New York Coffee & Tea Festival…

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  • Oprah Chai Tea

    By Peggy Watt Starbucks has underscored Teavana’s role in the company by teaming with chai-loving icon Oprah Winfrey, who arrived to cheers at Starbucks’ annual shareholders meeting in Seattle March 19 to introduce Teavana Oprah Chai, a custom blend arriving in Teavana and Starbucks stores next month. A year and a half after Starbucks bought…

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  • Patent Persuasion – Need to Know

    What tea professionals need to start the week — Single-serve lawsuits draw a line in the sand… growers of Honeybush in South Africa voice concern over rising demand… AriZona retains its position as the market leader in ready-to-drink tea in convenience stores… Numi introduces single serve tea in RealCups. Patent Persuasion Numi Organic Tea announced…

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  • Need to Know (March 10, 2014)

    What tea professionals need to start the week — CBC reports pesticide residues greater than legal threshold… China tightens food safety rules leading tea gardens to reduce reliance on pesticides… “Be More Tea” generates plenty of social buzz… Harney & Sons introduce tea in K-Cup compatible capsules… Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf introduces tea granitas.…

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  • Popular Tea Brands Exceed Threshold for Pesticide Residue

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) aired an exclusive report backed by laboratory findings showing several popular tea brands contain pesticide residue exceeding the government mandated threshold. Test results from the CBC’s Marketplace Consumer Watchdog Blog can be viewed here. Responses from tea companies tested in the report can be viewed here. Authorities stressed that minute…

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