The following podcast episodes were listener favorites in 2021. They are ranked from 1 to 10 based on the number of podcast streams and downloads.
Each week Tea Biz correspondents, based in the tea lands, reported news and features with the greatest impact on the global tea industry. This exceptional TEAm sought experts with timely information who generously shared their expertise and insights― content paired with the more inclusive Tea Biz Blog and Tea Journey Magazine.
In 2021 the Tea Biz Blog saw a 350% increase over 2020 rising to 50,000 views. Readers in India, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China visited the blog most frequently, followed by tea professionals in Sri Lanka, Germany, Australia, Japan, France, The Netherlands, and Kenya. Tea Biz finished the year with at least 10 fans in 74 countries and with more than 1000 fans in six countries.
In December Word Press named Tea Biz the Outstanding Podcast among those beginning in 2021. On behalf of the writers, editors, segment producers, and guests, we wish to thank all of our listeners. We pledge, with your support, to do even better in the New Year.
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
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
Episode 41: Growers Face Climate-Related Financial Disaster
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 | Will Battle on the Cost of Producing Specialty Tea
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
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
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