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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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