The Tea Biz podcast connects tea professionals directly with experts in the tea lands. Listen as their voices reveal the global news, innovations, cultural insights, and consumer trends impacting the tea industry.

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Tea is a fascinating and intricate topic… far more complex than anyone can master. That is why the Tea Biz Portal enlists 40 voices skilled in 12 languages to tell the story of tea. Our expertise resides in storytelling by professionals who know the tea lands from birth and speak the native tongue.

Dan Bolton Editor | Tea Biz Podcast | Blog | Tea Journey Magazine

Earlier Episodes

  • Port Karachi

    Pakistan’s Economic Crisis Threatens Mombasa-based Tea Trade

    Pakistan offers to barter rice to resolve tea import impasse that has stranded 300 containers at Karachi Port | Asahi Launches SOU, its First New Tea Brand in Decades | Tatcha Unveils Virtual Forest Bathing and Meditation Experience | PLUS Tea Processing Reimagined: Extruded Tea | Episode 106 |

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  • Logistics Companies Invest to Right the Ship

    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 | Episode 25 |

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  • TEAIN22, Foodservice Forecast

    Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 49

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

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  • Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 48

    Tea News for the Week of Dec. 17 – Bulk and Specialty Tea Prices Diverge | France Will Pay €1 Million to GI Certify Ceylon Tea | Sotheby’s Inaugural Tea & Teaware Auctions Total HKD8 Million | PLUS Born of Native Mud and Frugal Innovation, Part 2

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  • Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 47

    Tea News for the Week of Dec. 10 – Economic Forecasters Predict Higher Tea Prices in 2022 | As Holiday Order Ease, a Delivery Crisis Looms | German Tea Drinkers Set a Consumption Record | PLUS Frugal Innovation, Part 1

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  • Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 46

    Tea News for the Week of Dec. 3 – Ekaterra Tea CEO John Davison Discusses Plans to Re-energize the World’s Largest Tea Company | India Steps Up Efforts to Halt Illegal Tea Imports from Nepal | Chinese Archaeologists Excavating 2,800 Year Old City in Shandong Discover Oldest Tea Yet

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  • Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 45

    Tea News for the Week of Dec. 3 – In the Black: Holiday Sales Surge | CVC Capital Pays $5.1 Billion for Unilever’s Tea Portfolio | Weather Stations: A Climate Change Adaptation Essential for Tea | PLUS Resilient & Resourceful Evy Chen and a fizzy, foamy canned tea from Brisbane.

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  • Tea and Coffee Drinkers are Less Likely to Suffer Strokes

    Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 44

    Tea News for the Week of Nov. 19 – Drinking Tea Linked to Lower Risk and Severity of Stroke | India Initiates Tea Reforms | Glasgow Climate Pact Boosts Morale, but Will Momentum Build? | Australian Golden Leaf Awards Return

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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 forces driving significant reforms.

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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 help formulate new adaptogenic blends

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  • Will Battle on the unique costs of producing specialty tea.

    Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 41

    Tea News for the Week of Oct. 29 – Fairtrade International Predicts Climate-Related Financial Disaster for Small Tea Farms | Chemical Fertilizer Supplies Disrupted | Holiday Helpers are in Short Supply | PLUS wholesaler Will Battle details the added costs of producing specialty tea.

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  • Harkirat Sidhu

    Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 40

    Tea News for the Week of Oct. 22 – Sri Lanka Abandons Fertilizer Import Ban | Kenya’s KTDA Sets a Minimum Price for Auctioned Tea | AVPA Announces Teas of the World Winners | PLUS Harkirat Sidhu on Mechanical Tea Harvesting

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  • Food Inflation

    Tea Biz Podcast | Episode 39

    Tea News for the Week of Oct. 15 – Food Inflation and Tea | Tea Cargo Woes Worsen | COVID’s Impact on the North American Tea Market | PLUS The Popularity of Pu’er

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