Recent Podcasts

Episode 32: Foodservice Recovery Rates Vary Widely by Sector

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

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

Episode 30: India’s Top Tea Producer Faces Bankruptcy

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

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

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

Episode 27: Defining Specialty Tea

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

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

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

Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 24

Tea Industry News for the week ending July 2

| Logistics Companies Invest to Right the Ship
| Newly Elected KTDA Board Ousts Executives
| Hain Celestial Streamlines Tea Selections

PLUS Alicia Gentili on the challenges of establishing a new tea garden in the English Channel and Dorje Tea targets India’s domestic market in an attempt to revive Darjeeling’s Selim Hill.

Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 23

Tea Industry News for the week ending June 25

| Sri Lanka’s Clean Tea Ambitions
| COVID’s Toll on Tea Garden Workers
| Tea Day Auction Yields Record Prices
| Nayuki’s Lucrative IPO

PLUS Maria Uspenski explains the relationship of beneficial adaptogens and tea and Jeff Champeau explains that marketing seasonality is a great way to introduce craft-brewed tea into our lives.

Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 22

Tea Industry News for the week ending June 19

| Cold Brew is Trending for Iced Tea Month
| DAVIDsTEA in Canada Settles its Debts
| Kenya Exports Surge but Auction Prices Remain Low

PLUS Smith Teamaker’s Ravi Kroesen explains the company’s new plant-based café concept and Amy Dubin-Nath talks about the future of whole leaf Indian teas.

Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 21

Tea Industry News for the week ending June 12

| Inflation Dampens Enthusiasm Over Rising Tea Prices
| India’s Tea Industry Under Duress
| European Union Grants Rooibos GI Protection

PLUS Jan Holzapfel, owner of Germany’s Ronnefeldt Tea, discusses sustainable wholesale and Kyle Whittington review INFUSED Adventures in Tea by Henrietta Lovell.

Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 20

Tea Industry News for the week ending June 4

| Inflation Dampens Enthusiasm Over Rising Tea Prices
| Pandemic Powers Organic Sales
| Tea Cafes Cautiously Re-opening
| Tata Expands Direct-to-Customer Range
| Buyers Spend Big at Chinese International Tea Expo

PLUS Japan Tea Marathon begins July 23 and Jessica Woollard takes us on a tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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