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ITC Chairman Ian Gibbs
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Global Tea Per Capita Now 800 Grams

Tea Consumption Rising Globally | In London, the International Tea Committee revises the per capita benchmark globally to an average of 800 grams, noting a 113% increase in tea consumption during the past 20 years | Parcel Carriers Hike Rates as Delivery Demand Declines | Tea Drinkers Experience Lower Risk of Diabetes | PLUS Meet Padmanabhan Subramaniam, a remarkable tea farmer from the Nilgiris whose Facebook series “Knowledge Sharing is Caring” showcases farmers’ successes and achievements.

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FAO Report: Sustainable Ag Stalled

FAO Report: Progress Toward Sustainable Agriculture has Stalled in Many Regions | Tea Relief for Pakistan | MK Shah Exports vs Outsider in Bidding Contest for McLeod Russel India | PLUS Jami Lewchik, head of TAZO sustainability initiatives in the US, discusses TAZO’s long-term ambition to transform its products and the brand’s entire business operations into a regenerative approach.

Well stocked tea aisle in Moscow grocery store.
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There’s Ample Tea for Sanctioned Russians

Domestic Tea Brands Close the Gap: Six months after the US and EU imposed sanctions, the tea aisles in Russian grocery stores display few European brands, but the shelves are not bare | Kenya’s Tea Industry Suffers Collateral Damage Due to Sanctions | Tata Consumer Products is on the Hunt | PLUS A conversation with Kevin Gascoyne on the Evolution of Experiential Retail evident in the reimagined and remodeled Camellia Sinensis tea house in Montreal

China drought, Hunan Province. Photo courtesy Robert Xiong
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China Heatwave Deadly to Tea and Man

China’s summer tea yields decline sharply, and autumn teas are in jeopardy | Bangladesh Tea Workers End Nationwide Strike | Study Shows Tea Drinkers Live a Little Longer
| PLUS Alan Lai, founder and CEO of ProfilePrint describes how the company’s prescriptive and predictive digital food analyzer distills in seconds sensory data from plant-based samples creating a digital fingerprint that describes the quality, origin, and composition of tea.