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Tea News for the week ending May 20

| UN FAO Hosts International Tea Day Webcast | Register
| Tea Day Sofa Summit is on May 23
| Global Instability is Suppressing East African Tea Prices
| PLUS Good Earth is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with the revival of two beloved teas.

Caption: Sneha Balasubramaniam, Head of Marketing and Innovation at Tata Consumer Products

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Tea News for the week ending May 13

| China’s tea value increased by $4.4 billion to $43.2 billion in 2021
| International Tea Day is May 21
| Sofa Summit is on May 23
| PLUS Yunomi.Life founder Ian Chun discusses Japan’s resurgent tea export market and the remarkable story of the record-setting two-million-yen hand-rolled green tea.

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Tea News for the week ending May 6

| Exporters Seek to Bypass US and EU Sanctions
| COVID Surge Makes Tea Packing Unpredictable
| Special Report: Beyond Tea Cuisine
PLUS Tea Retail Powers Perception | South Asia Editor and Producer Aravinda Anantharaman concludes a two-part series on Realigning the Marketing of Indian Tea

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Tea News for the week ending Apr. 29

| Tea Health Research Reveals Results from Suggestive to Compelling
| COVID-Influenced Consumer Behaviors Present New Opportunities for the Tea Industry
| Sri Lanka Tea Exports Decline 10%
PLUS South Asia Editor and Producer Aravinda Anantharaman begins a two-part series on Realigning the Marketing of Indian Tea.

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Tea News for the week ending Apr. 22

| Lockdowns Delay Delivery of China’s Early Harvest
| The Crisis in Sri Lanka Worsens
| Shizuoka Hand-Rolled Tea Brings Record Price at Auction
PLUS founder Jane Pettigrew describes the remarkable evolution of the UK Tea Academy into an innovative global tea education resource that has emerged from the chaos of COVID-19.

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Tea News for the week ending Apr. 15

| Now is the Time to Invest in Our Planet
| Smallholders Now Own Rwanda’s Largest Tea Factory
| Mombasa Tea Auction Completes its Switch to Digital
| PLUS Ukraine’s only tea garden is producing tasty oolongs from cold-resistant plants that have survived decades of heavy snow during long winters at temperatures as low as 26 degrees below zero Celsius.

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Tea News for the week ending Apr. 8

| A Global Recession Looms
| Assam to Open First High Schools for Children of Tea Workers
| PLUS The latest installment in Frugal Innovations features Varun, a device to recirculate exhaust from tea dryers named after the Hindu God of Wind.

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Tea News for the week ending Apr. 1

| Export Earnings Are Down 4.5% as Sri Lanka Reports Lowest Yield in 13 years
| China Faces a Qing Ming Quandary Due to COVID-19
| PLUS Listen to why Sri Lanka is Pursuing a Geographical Indication for its 150-year-old Ceylon tea brand

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Tea News for the week ending Mar. 25

| Expect Strong Venture Capital Support for Food & Beverage in 2022
| Join Tea Biz “On The Floor” at the World Tea Conference + Expo
| PLUS Listen to how the Boba Guys are Building a Gateway to Tea

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Tea News for the week ending Mar. 18

| Teacups are in No Danger of Running Dry in Russia
| A Tea Party at the Top of the World
| 20th Anniversary World Tea Expo Opens Monday in Las Vegas
| PLUS Rajiv Lochan on the Rise of India’s New Tea Growing Regions

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Tea News for the week ending Mar. 11

| Payment Concerns Further Disrupt Tea Supply Chain
| Once Unleashed, Sanctions Have an Unpredictable Bite
| Extreme Winter Transitions to a Gentle Spring
| PLUS ITC Chair Ian Gibbs Discusses the Impact of the Ukraine Crisis on Global Tea Trade

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Tea News for the week ending Mar. 4

| Sanctions and Uncertainty Halt Tea Shipments
| Duncans Troubled Tea Estates are Bought out of Bankruptcy
| How the Pandemic Transformed Tea Tourism, a TEAIN22 Forecast
| PLUS Tea Trader Anil Cooke Explains Sri Lanka’s Response to Tea Market Turmoil

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Tea News for the week ending Feb. 25

| FAO: Tea Industry Can Help Transform the Global AgriFood System
| Domestic Demand Drives Bangladesh’s Surge in Tea Production
| Advances in Health & Welfare, a TEAIN22 Forecast
| PLUS Taster Extraordinaire Mike Bunston Describes His First Bubble Tea

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Tea News for the week ending Feb. 18

| Tea Consumption Globally is Accelerating as Production Lags
| Hangzhou Launches Digital Authentication for West Lake Longjing
| Tea Acquisitions and Mergers Were Few in 2021, a TEAIN22 Forecast
| PLUS The Cultural Heritage of Yaupon

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Tea News for the week ending Feb. 11

| Restaurants Claw Back Toward Normal
| Nepal Tea Exports Plunge
| Tea is a Bit Tepid in Grocery, a TEAIN22 Forecast
| PLUS Brazil Announces a National Celebration of Tea Culture

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Tea News for the week ending Feb. 4

| Finlays’ and Firmenich Partner in Tea and Coffee
| Japan Tea Exports Rise to New Record
| Nothing is Normal in Logistics, a TEANIN22 Forecast

| PLUS IDH Living Wage Roadmap

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Tea News for the week ending Jan. 28

| Intestinal Bacteria Tied to Lower COVID-19 Deaths
| Food Inflation Eases a Bit
| Global Panel of ISTA Tasters are Calibrated to Judge Tea Quality

| PLUS Trade and Tariffs Boost Globalization, a TEANIN22 Forecast

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Tea News for the week ending Jan. 21

| Kenya’s Sagging Price Floor is Firming Up
| The Pandemic Shuffles Global Tea Export Ranks
| Finlays’ Includes Tea in its Top Beverage Trends

| PLUS India Realigns and Reinvigorates Tea Sector, a TEANIN22 Forecast

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Tea News for the week ending Jan. 14

| Beyond Regulation: Promotion and Development are India’s New Priority
| Global Tea Harvest Review, a TEANIN22 Forecast
| BOH Malaysia Named Tea Brand of the Year

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Tea News for the week ending Jan. 7

| India Conducts its First Bharat Tea Auctions
| DNA Disqualifies Five in Lugu Farmers’ Tea Contest
| RTD Tea by Volume Continues a Five-Year Slide, a TEAIN22 Forecast

| PLUS Food as Medicine, 7th Global Tea Initiative Colloquium Keynote by Dr. Nada Milosavljevic, Harvard Medical School

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Tea News for the week ending Dec. 31
| Omicron Cancels Restaurant Reservations
| Foodservice Tea is Still Recuperating, a TEAIN22 Forecast
| Sri Lanka Barters $5 Million a Month in Tea to Settle Iran Oil Debt

| PLUS Managing Tea Mechanization

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Tea News for the week ending Dec. 17
| Bulk and Specialty Tea Prices Diverge, a TEAIN22 Forecast
| France to Fund GI Certification of Ceylon Tea
| Sotheby’s Inaugural Tea Auctions Total HKD8 Million

| PLUS Frugal Innovation, Part 2

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Tea News for the week ending Dec. 10
| Forecasters Predict Higher Tea Prices in 2022
| As Holiday Orders Ease, a Delivery Crisis Emerges
| Germans Set Tea Consumption Record Despite Lockdowns

| PLUS Frugal Innovation, Part 1

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Tea News for the week ending Dec. 3
| Ekaterra Tea CEO John Davison Gets Underway
| India Steps Up Efforts to Halt Illegal Tea Imports
| Chinese Archaeologists Discover Oldest Tea Yet

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Tea News for the week ending Nov. 26
| In the Black: Holiday Sales Surge
| CVC Capital Pays $5.1 Billion for Unilever Tea Portfolio
| Weather Stations: A Climate Change Imperative for Tea

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Tea news for the week ending Nov. 19
| Glasgow Climate Pact Boosts Morale, but Will Momentum Build?
| Drinking Tea Lowers Risk and Severity of Strokes
| Australian Golden Leaf Awards Return

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Tea News for the week ending Nov. 12
| Ekaterra Tea Pledges to be Net Zero at the UN Convention on Climate Change
| Grocery Shoppers Say They Will Pay More for Sustainably Produced Foods
| Inflation Demonstrates a Troubling Persistence

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Tea news for the week ending Nov. 5
| A New Theory on How Green Tea Promotes Longevity
| Globally the Bubble Tea Business is Frothing
| Assam Smallholder Collective Launches National Tea Brand

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Tea news for the week ending Oct. 29
| Fairtrade International Predicts Climate-Related Financial Disaster
| Chemical Fertilizer Supplies Disrupted
| Holiday Helpers Are in Short Supply

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Episode 40: Sri Lanka Abandons Fertilizer Ban

Tea news for the week ending Oct. 22
| Sri Lanka Abandons Fertilizer Ban for Tea
| Kenya’s KTDA Sets a Minimum Price for Auctioned Tea
| AVPA Announces Teas of the World Winners

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Episode 39: Food Inflation and Tea

Tea news for the week ending Oct. 15
| Food Inflation and Tea
| Tea Cargo Woes Worsen
| COVID’s Impact on North American Tea Market

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Episode 38: Producing Organic Tea at Scale

Tea news for the week ending Oct. 8
| India Announces Tea Industry Reforms
| US Considers Granting Exemptions to Chinese Tariffs
| A Tribute to Nepal Teamaker Morris Orchard

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Episode 37: Producing Organic Tea at Scale

Tea news for the week ending Oct. 1
| Kenya Exports Saturate the Black Tea Market
| COVID Depresses Japanese Tea Business in Unique Ways
| Unilever Recognized as Top Food and Agricultural Benchmark

| PLUS Organic Production at Scale at Mozambique’s Cha de Magoma

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Episode 36: Holiday Sales Forecast

Tea news for the week ending Sept. 24
| Retail Forecasters Predict Happy Holidays
| Restaurant Reticence is Declining
| Restructured DAVIDsTEA Expands into Pharmacies

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Episode 35: Bidders Line Up for Unilever Tea Portfolio

Tea news for the week ending Sept. 17
| Advent International Will Bid $4 Billion for Unilever’s Tea Portfolio
| India Considers Halting Imports of Nepal Tea
| US Sales of Herbal Supplements Reached Record $10 Billion in 2020

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Episode 34: Sri Lanka’s Organic Dream

Tea news for the week ending Sept. 10
| Sri Lanka Tea Yields Feared in Decline
| McLeod Russel Settlement Resolves Insolvency
| Bangladesh Tea Sector Returns to Pre-Pandemic Production Levels

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Episode 33: Delivery Delays

Tea news for the week ending Sept. 3
| Timely Tea Delivery Facing Troubled Waters
| Tea is Thriving in the Convenience Channel
| Iran Tea Production is Up 25 Percent

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Episode 32: Afghan Tea Market Concerns

Tea news for the week ending Aug. 27
| Afghan Tea Market Concerns as Taliban Conquers Kabul
| US Foodservice Recovery Rates Vary Widely by Sector
| Researchers Confirm Heart Healthy Aspects of Tea

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Episode 31: Why are Tea Tariffs Still in Place?

Tea news for the week ending Aug. 20
| Delta Delivers Foodservice Setback
| Why are Tea Tariffs Still in Place?
| Victory for Japanese Tea Marathon

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Episode 30: India’s Top Tea Producer Faces Bankruptcy

Tea news for the week ending Aug. 13
| McLeod Russell India Expected to Restructure
| Authentication Chemically Verifies Tea Origins
| Soggy Soil Keeps Terracotta Kulhads in Short Supply

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Episode 29: Is Tea Divisible?

Tea news for the week ending Aug. 6
| India Tea Auction Mandate Chafes Producers
| Smallholders Seek Higher Raw Leaf Minimums
| Sharetea Ranks 6th Among Fastest-Growing US Retail Chains

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Episode 28: Children Benefit from Drinking Tea

Tea news for the week ending July 30
| Research Reveals That Children Benefit from Drinking Tea
| A New Definition for Specialty Tea Gets Refined
| Unilever’s Tea Brand Divestiture is on Pace

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Episode 27: Differentiating Speciality Tea

Tea news for the week ending July 23
| New Criteria for Differentiating Specialty Tea
| Walmart Tea is 100% Certified by Rainforest Alliance
| Kenya Sets KTDA Tea Auction Price Minimums

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Episode 26: Rooibos Revived

Tea news for the week ending July 16
| Darjeeling is Experiencing a Severe Downturn
| Researchers Discover Expanded Role for Microbes in Tea Making
| Oxfam India Defines Living Wage for Assam Tea Workers

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Episode 25: World Tea Expo

Tea news for the week ending July 9
| EU Enforces Single-Use Plastics Ban
| Easing Iranian Sanctions Benefits Tea Trade
| Kenya Tea Auction Prices Plummet

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Episode 24: Reviving Darjeeling

Tea news for the week ending July 2
| Logistics Companies Invest to Right the Ship
| Kenya’s Newly Elected KTDA Board Ousts Executives
| Hain Celestial Streamlines its Tea Selections

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Episode 23: Adaptogens and Tea

Tea news for the week ending June 25
| Sri Lanka’s Clean Tea Ambitions
| COVID’s Toll on India’s Tea Garden Workers
| Tea Day Auction Yields Record Prices
| Nayuki’s Lucrative IPO

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Episode 22: India’s Spectacular Teas

Tea news for the week ending June 18
| Cold Brew is Trending for Iced Tea Month
| DAVIDsTEA in Canada Settles its Debts
| Kenya Exports Surge but Auction Prices Remain Low

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Episode 21: Sustainable Wholesale

Tea news for the week ending June 11
| Food Inflation Dampens Enthusiasm Over Rising Tea Prices
| India’s Tea Industry Under Duress
| The European Union Grants Rooibos GI Protection

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Episode 20: Japan Tea Marathon

Tea news for the week ending June 4
| Pandemic Powers Organic Sales
| Tea Cafes Cautiously Re-opening
| Tata Expands Direct-to-Customer Range
| Buyers Spend Big at Chinese International Tea Expo

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Episode 19: Himalaya Tea Opportunity

Tea news for the week ending May 28
| Tea History Collection Unveiled
| Indian Commodities Logjam
| THIRST Undertakes a Human Rights Analysis in Tea
| A Series of Major Quakes Rattle Yunnan

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Episode 18: International Tea Day

Tea news for the week ending May 21
| Assam Forbids Tea Workers to Isolate at Home
| Nepal’s First Flush Delayed
| Kagoshima May Soon Outproduce Shizuoka
| Hawaii Tea Harvest Report

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Episode 17: The Tranquility of Tea

Tea news for the week ending May 14
| Kenya is Becoming Unbearably Hot for Tea
| Brexit Disrupts UK Tea Trade
| Colombo Tea Auction Transformed

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Episode 16: Are Tea Auctions Still Relevant?

Tea news for the week ending May 7
| Dry Weather Worsens in Assam
| COVID Wave Sweeps Over Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh
| Are Tea Auctions Still Relevant?
| Major Grocery Chains to Carry Flash-Frozen Tea Leaves
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Episode 15: Steadfast Darjeeling Continues to Evolve

Tea news for the week ending April 30
| Mombasa to Expand Tea Auctions to Five Days a Week
| Spiking Costs Trigger Russian Tea Price Increases
| A 6.4 Quake Shakes Assam, Factory Damage is Minor
| Vahdam Tea Mobilizes Emergency COVID Aid for India

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Episode 14: Earth Day Takes on New Urgency

Tea news for the week ending April 23
| Earth Day Takes on New Urgency
| Restaurants are Rebounding
| World Tea Expo Co-Locates with The Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas
| Bubble Tea Boba is Languishing at Sea
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Episode 13: Afternoon Tea Re-Imagined

Tea news for the week ending April 16
| India Surpasses Brazil as the World’s COVID Hotspot
| The Global Tea Initiative at UC Davis Hosts its Second Virtual Colloquium
| Tea Imports Spike in Pakistan
| Tea Masters Cup Names Champions in Moscow

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Episode 12: Awakening a Sleeping Giant

Tea news for the week ending April 9
| A Sparkling Future for Fizzy Tea
| Bubble Tea Drinkers Froth Over Drinking Straw Ban
| Vahdam Tea Partners with Goodricke Group
| Starbucks Introduces Reusable Rent-a-Cup

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Episode 11: Clipper Races Reborn

Tea news for the week ending April 2
| Suez Ship-jam Delays Tea Deliveries
| Tea Aisle Sales Stand Out in Grocery
| Tea Retail Realignment Underway
| Camellia Sinensis Closes Emery Teahouse

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Episode 10: Certification Shortfalls

Tea news for the week ending March 26
| India High Court Reverses Assam Tea Worker Wage Increase
| Kenyan Tea Factory Elections Suspended
| Study Finds Growers Adapting to Climate Change

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Episode 9: Pandemic Pivot

Tea news for the week ending March 19
| US Restaurant Rescue Funds Total $28.6 Billion
| EU Reviews Pesticide Rules
| Tea Theaflavin Inhibits Coronavirus Replication
| PLANT-AG is a $9 Billion Startup that Promises Field-to-Plate Traceability

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Episode 8: Japan’s Resiliency and Resolve

Tea news for the week ending March 12
| First Flush Harvest Underway
| Introducing Weekly Tea Price Report
| Tea Relaxes Walls of Human Blood Vessels
| Celebrating the Green with Matcha

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Episode 7: Differentiating Tea by Terroir

Tea news for the week ending March 5
| Brand relevance in chaotic times
| Nepal announces tea traceability project
| The Danish Tea Association merges with the European Speciality Tea Association
| YELP! names a tea house to its list of Top 100 Places to Eat in America

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Episode 6: Wild Artisanal Tea

Tea news for the week ending February 26
| Retail Sales thawed in January
| Restaurant Reticence Persists
| Kenya’s Export Earnings Surged in 2020
| Assam Increases Daily Wages by 30% for Tea Workers
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Episode 5: Small Enterprise marketing

Tea news for the week ending February 19
| Sri Lanka Launches Expansive Ceylon Tea Promotion
| Green Tea Cancer-Fighting Breakthrough
| Lipton IPO Likely in 2021
| Tea Tourism Stirs from Pandemic-Induced Slumber
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Episode 4: Tea Sommelier Certification

Tea news for the week ending February 12
| Hard Tea Packs a Punch
| India Earmarks Worker Subsidies for Women and Children
| FDA Warns Companies to Stop Misleading COVID-19 Product Claims
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Episode 3: Is the Tea Plantation Model Still Viable?

Tea news for the week ending February 5
| Shipping Container Shortage Threatens Timely Tea Deliveries
| Kenya High Court Strikes Down Prohibitions to Mechanical Harvesting
| Bombs Away! Tea Bombs Encased in Confectionary Get Rave Reviews
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Episode 2: DAVIDsTEA Turnaround

Tea news for the week ending January 29
| CEO Sarah Segal: DAVIDsTEA’s Remarkable Transformation
| Companies Introducing Many Condition-Specific Tea Blends
| Canadian Tea Sales Slow
| Britons Increased Tea Intake 17% in 2020
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Episode 1: Global Tea Colloquium

Tea news for the week ending January 22
| UC Davis Tea Colloquium
| Sales Declined 24% at US Coffee Shops
| Survey Finds Consumes Feel “Centered” Drinking Tea
| Kenyan Parliament Re-Establishes Tea Board
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