Tea is suffering from commoditization

“Twenty-five years ago, when I joined the business, we all met, we would meet our customers, we would taste tea, you had great tea companies around the world that would taste tea. Today there’s no tea tasting, it’s “this is my price”.”

The passionate mission of the blog Tea For Me Please

With her passionate blog about tea, Tea For Me Please, Nicole Wilson from the United States won the Word Tea Award for Best Tea Blog in 2018. Her mission? “To help others learn more about tea in an approachable way. This is important because loose leaf tea is still new

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Meet Ricardo from the tea blog My Japanese Green Tea

Ricardo Caicedo runs the interesting tea blog My Japanese Green Tea. What started as a passion for Japanese culture resulted in a desire to let people discover ‘the world of high quality tea’. Who are you and what do you do within the ‘tea business’?I am a tea blogger, my

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The story of Black Dragon Tea

The origins of oolong tea, a mixture between black or green tea depending on the oxidation levels that comes in many flavorful variations, like most other teas, is hidden in myth and legend. But even if it’s true beginnings aren’t certain it is worth exploring how oolong tea rose to

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Good summer for growing tea leafs in Sri Lanka

With Covid having the world in a tight grip, the government in Sri Lanka declared the tea industry as an essential service. “So because of that the tea industry was running well at that time”, says Chaminda from Lumbini Tea Valley in Sri Lanka. What was summer like for growing tea

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The Story of Earl Grey

Most of the flavors of tea that we know and love are named either after the region that it was made in or the ingredients that make up the flavor itself, but there is one name that stands out, and that is Earl Grey.  So how did this hugely popular

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