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Tea Biz offers insight in real-time for beverage professionals scanning daily news items about their trade. Tea is both art and craft. It nourishes and inspires. It is the most ancient of plant-based medicines, simultaneously energizing the body as it soothes the mind. Intimately local in character, the tea trade exerts global influence, employing millions to supply consumers at far greater volumes than coffee. It is a fascinating, intricate topic… far more complex than one person can master. That is why the Tea Biz Podcast enlisted 40 voices skilled in 12 languages to tell the story of tea… Authentic reporting relies on the expertise of tea professionals who know the tea lands from birth and speak the native tongue. Transparency is storytelling grounded at origin. Each week the Tea Biz Podcast summarizes news with the greatest impact on the tea industry -- but tea requires far more nuanced coverage than the recitation of production volumes and commodity prices. That is why the Tea Biz Podcast is paired with the more inclusive Tea Biz Blog and Tea Journey Magazine. The podcast offers a weekly mix of news and features. It is innovative and interactive, permitting listeners to conveniently contact reporters at origin to ask questions that are answered via text messages delivered privately to their phone. Tea Biz Blog Subtext Avoid the chaos of social media and start a conversation that matters. Subtext’s message-based platform lets you privately ask meaningful questions of the tea experts, academics and Tea Biz journalists reporting from the tea lands. You see their responses via SMS texts which are sent direct to your phone. Subscribe to Subtext to instantly connect with the most connected people in tea.

Tea Biz offers insight in real-time for beverage professionals scanning daily news items about their trade. Tea is both art and craft. It nourishes and inspires. It is the most ancient of plant-based medicines, simultaneously energizing the body as it soothes the mind. Intimately local in character, the tea trade exerts global influence, employing millions to supply consumers at far greater volumes than coffee. It is a fascinating, intricate topic… far more complex than one person can master. That is why the Tea Biz Podcast enlisted 40 voices skilled in 12 languages to tell the story of tea… Authentic reporting relies on the expertise of tea professionals who know the tea lands from birth and speak the native tongue. Transparency is storytelling grounded at origin. Each week the Tea Biz Podcast summarizes news with the greatest impact on the tea industry -- but tea requires far more nuanced coverage than the recitation of production volumes and commodity prices. That is why the Tea Biz Podcast is paired with the more inclusive Tea Biz Blog and Tea Journey Magazine. The podcast offers a weekly mix of news and features. It is innovative and interactive, permitting listeners to conveniently contact reporters at origin to ask questions that are answered via text messages delivered privately to their phone. Tea Biz Blog Subtext Avoid the chaos of social media and start a conversation that matters. Subtext’s message-based platform lets you privately ask meaningful questions of the tea experts, academics and Tea Biz journalists reporting from the tea lands. You see their responses via SMS texts which are sent direct to your phone. Subscribe to Subtext to instantly connect with the most connected people in tea.

Location:

United States

Description:

Tea Biz offers insight in real-time for beverage professionals scanning daily news items about their trade. Tea is both art and craft. It nourishes and inspires. It is the most ancient of plant-based medicines, simultaneously energizing the body as it soothes the mind. Intimately local in character, the tea trade exerts global influence, employing millions to supply consumers at far greater volumes than coffee. It is a fascinating, intricate topic… far more complex than one person can master. That is why the Tea Biz Podcast enlisted 40 voices skilled in 12 languages to tell the story of tea… Authentic reporting relies on the expertise of tea professionals who know the tea lands from birth and speak the native tongue. Transparency is storytelling grounded at origin. Each week the Tea Biz Podcast summarizes news with the greatest impact on the tea industry -- but tea requires far more nuanced coverage than the recitation of production volumes and commodity prices. That is why the Tea Biz Podcast is paired with the more inclusive Tea Biz Blog and Tea Journey Magazine. The podcast offers a weekly mix of news and features. It is innovative and interactive, permitting listeners to conveniently contact reporters at origin to ask questions that are answered via text messages delivered privately to their phone. Tea Biz Blog Subtext Avoid the chaos of social media and start a conversation that matters. Subtext’s message-based platform lets you privately ask meaningful questions of the tea experts, academics and Tea Biz journalists reporting from the tea lands. You see their responses via SMS texts which are sent direct to your phone. Subscribe to Subtext to instantly connect with the most connected people in tea.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tea Biz News and Insight - June 24, 2022

6/24/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Tea Retailers Brace for Recession | Kenya Tea Prices Rebound | Pakistan Asks Citizens to Cut Back on Tea | GUEST – Tracy Bell, co-founder of Millennia Tea in New Brunswick, Canada | FEATURE INTRO – Millennia Tea in New Brunswick, Canada, sells raw tea leaves as food. The leaves are washed, chopped, frozen, and sold by major grocers to be brewed as fresh green tea or formed into cubes to be blended in smoothies. Farm to Freezer – Millennia Tea co-founder Tracy Bell...

Duration:00:26:04

Tea Biz News and Insights - June 10, 2022

6/10/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Bottled Tea is Bouncing Back | Honest Tea Co-Founder Seth Goldman Will Launch a Rival Tea Brand | Tea Parcels Contribute to Record Carrier Volume | GUEST – Suzette Hammond, tea educator and founder of Chicago-based Being Tea | FEATURE INTRO: This week Tea Biz correspondent Jessica Natale Woollard travels to Chicago, where Suzette Hammond, founder of the Being Tea school, describes an expanded eight-month course on how to be a brilliant tea educator. Hammond recognized...

Duration:00:25:48

Tea Biz News and Insights - June 3, 2022

6/3/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Food Safety is in the Spotlight | Tea Bushes Globally are Taking a Beating this Spring Due to Climate Change | The UK Tea Academy Announces “The Leafies,” a Whole Leaf Tea Competition | FEATURE INTRO – This week, Tea Biz is at home in Winnipeg, Canada celebrating the 6th Anniversary of the magazine’s launch and asking readers, ‘What comes next?’ Learning by Listening - Six years ago today, after a sleepless night, I learned that Kickstarter donors in 36 countries had...

Duration:00:17:29

Tea Biz News and Insight - May 27, 2022

5/27/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Coca-Cola Discontinues the Iconic Honest Tea Brand | The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization says that Embracing Sustainable Agriculture is Essential for Tea Smallholders | Starbucks Exits the Russian Market after 15 years, closing 130 locations | GUESTS – Denise Atkinson and Marc Bohémier, co-founders of Tea Horse in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada | FEATURE INTRO – Jessica Natale Woollard travels to the northern shores of Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada,...

Duration:00:24:09

Tea Biz News and Insight - May 20, 2022

5/20/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Let’s All Celebrate International Tea Day | The Tea Day Sofa Summit is Monday, May 23 | Global Instability is Suppressing East African Tea Prices | NEWSMAKER – Sneha Balasubramaniam, Head of Marketing and Innovation at Tata Consumer Products | FEATURE INTRO – This week Tea Biz travels to Montvale, New Jersey to the headquarters of Good Earth Tea a division of Tata Consumer Products that is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a revival of two beloved teas.Good Earth...

Duration:00:19:53

Tea Biz News and Insight - May 13, 2022

5/13/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES: Tea Value Surges as Production Slows in China | International Tea Day is May 21. The Sofa Summit is on May 23 | Dan Bolton explains People’s Picky Preferences in Tea at an International Tea Day webinar hosted by the European Speciality Tea Association on Wednesday, May 18. Register free: https://specialityteaeurope.com/webinars | NEWSMAKER – Ian Chun is a Japanese tea merchant, marketer, and CEO of Matcha Latte Media in Tokyo. | FEATURE INTRO – Japan set a record for...

Duration:00:23:52

Tea Biz News and Insight - May 6, 2022

5/6/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – India Resumes Tea Shipments to the Russian Federation | COVID Surge Makes Tea Packing Unpredictable| Special Report: Beyond Tea Cuisine | GUESTS – Brand owners Nikita Mittal, Dhiraj Arora & Priti Sen Arora, Anubha Jawar, tea producers and industry veterans, Jagjeet Kandal, Vikram Gulia, Atul Asthana, Ajay Jalan, Raj Barooah, and Rajah Banerjee | FEATURE INTRO – This week Tea Biz returns to Bengaluru where South Asia Editor and Producer Aravinda Anantharaman concludes...

Duration:00:27:42

Tea Biz News and Insight - April 29, 2022

4/29/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Health Symposium Reveals a Plethora of Science-based Benefits of Tea | COVID-Influenced Consumer Behaviors Present New Opportunities for the Tea Industry | Sri Lanka Tea Exports Decline 10% | GUEST – Jagjeet Kandal, country head, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative | FEATURE INTRO – This week, Tea Biz travels to Bengaluru, where South Asia Editor and Producer Aravinda Anantharaman begins a two-part series on Realigning the Marketing of Indian Tea. Realigning the...

Duration:00:27:41

Tea Biz News and Insight - April 22, 2022

4/22/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Snarls in Logistics and Cool Weather Slow China's Tea Harvest | Crisis in Sri Lanka Worsens | Shizuoka Hand-Rolled Tea Brings a Record 1.96 million Yen at Auction | GUEST – Jane Pettigrew, BEM, author, educator, consultant, and founder of the UK Tea Academy | FEATURE INTRO – Jane Pettigrew describes the remarkable evolution of the UK Tea Academy into an innovative global tea education resource that has emerged from the chaos of COVID-19 Online Adaptations Enhance and...

Duration:00:25:18

Tea Biz News and Insight - April 15, 2022

4/15/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – The Heightened Urgency of Earth Day 2022 | Smallholders Now Own Rwanda’s Largest Tea Factory | The Mombasa Tea Auction Completes its Switch to Digital | GUEST – Maksym Malygin, owner of Ukraine's Zhornyna Experimental Tea Garden | FEATURE INTRO – This week, Tea Biz travels to Ukraine, where tea grower Maksym Malygin produces tasty oolongs from cold-resistant plants whose ancestors survived decades of heavy snow during prolonged winters at temperatures as low as 26...

Duration:00:19:57

Tea Biz News and Insight - April 8, 2022

4/8/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – A Global Recession Looms | A Realignment of the Orthodox Tea Supply Chain is Underway | Assam to Open First High Schools for Children of Tea Workers | GUEST – Korangani Tea Estate planter and mechanical engineer Ranjit Chaliha | FEATURE INTRO – In this installment of Frugal Innovations, Tea Biz travels to Assam, India, to meet planter and mechanical engineer Ranjit Chaliha who describes the Varun, a device named after the Hindi God of Wind that recirculates heated...

Duration:00:23:42

Tea Biz News and Insight - April 1, 2022

4/1/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Sri Lanka Tea Harvest is Under Duress | China faces a Qing Ming Quandary | Tea and Productivity are Twinned | NEWSMAKER – Sri Lanka Tea Board Chairman Mr. Jayampathy Molligoda | FEATURE INTRO – This week Tea Biz travels to Sri Lanka where London-based correspondent Dananjaya Silva speaks with the chairman of the Sri Lanka Tea Board about its decision to pursue a Geographical Indication by the European Union. GI status affords global trade protection under the World...

Duration:00:22:03

Tea Biz News and Insight - March 25, 2022

3/25/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – American Consumers say The Worst of the Coronavirus Pandemic has Passed | Expect Strong Venture Capital Support for Retail in 2022 | Join Tea Biz "On the Floor" at World Tea Conference + Expo| PLUS listen to how the Boba Guys are Building a Gateway to Tea | NEWSMAKER – Andrew Chau, co-founder and CEO Boba Guys, bubble tea shops in San Francisco. Los Angeles and New York City | FEATURE INTRO – This week Tea Biz traveled to Las Vegas for the World Tea Conference + Expo...

Duration:00:21:38

Tea Biz News and Insight - March 18, 2022

3/18/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Russia and India Pursue Sanction Workarounds for Tea | Tea Party at the Top of the World | Tea Biz Previews the 20th Anniversary World Tea Expo | GUEST – Rajiv Lochan, founder of Lochan Tea and owner of the Doke Tea Estate in Bihar, India | FEATURES – This week Tea Biz travels to Siliguri, India to speak with Rajiv Lochan, founder of the Doke Tea Estate in Bihar, a non-traditional tea growing region bounded by West Bengal, Sikkim, and Nepal. Lochan’s marketing mastery...

Duration:00:20:58

Tea Biz News and Insight - March 11, 2022

3/11/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Beverage Multinationals Suspend Operations in Russia | Once Unleashed, Sanctions Have an Unpredictable Bite | Extreme Winter Transitions to a Gentle Spring | NEWSMAKER – Ian Gibbs, chairman since 2016 of the International Tea Committee | FEATURES – This week, Tea Biz travels to the UK offices of the International Tea Committee, where Chairman Ian Gibbs describes several immediate and possibly long-term impacts on the global tea trade - stemming from the ongoing crisis...

Duration:00:25:43

Tea Biz News and Insight - March 4, 2022

3/4/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Russian Invasion Roils Tea Trade | Duncans Troubled Tea Gardens are Bought Out of Bankruptcy | The Pandemic Transformed Tea Tourism, a TEAIN22 Forecast | NEWSMAKER – Anil Cooke, managing director and CEO of Asia Siyaka Commodities | FEATURES – This week Tea Biz travels to Colombo, Sri Lanka to assess the impact of the war in Ukraine on one of the Russian Federation’s most important tea trading partners. Correspondent Dananjaya Silva spoke with veteran exporter Anil...

Duration:00:27:11

Tea Biz News and Insight - February 25, 2022

2/25/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – The Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says the Tea Industry Can Help Transform the Global AgriFood System | Domestic Demand Drives Bangladesh’s Surge in Production | Tea Biz Recounts 2021’s Advances in Health & Wellness, a TEAIN22 Forecast. | GUEST – Mike Bunston, OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), is chairman of the London Tea History Association, honorary chairman of the International Tea Committee,...

Duration:00:23:57

Tea Biz News and Insight - February 18, 2022

2/18/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Globally, Tea Consumption is Regaining its Momentum | West Lake Longjing Digital Authentication Launches March 1 | Tea Acquisitions, and Mergers Were Few in 2021, a TEAIN22 Forecast | GUEST – Christine Folch, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina | FEATURES – This week, Tea Biz travels to Duke University in North Carolina, where Jessica Woollard explores the cultural underpinnings and growing interest in drinking Yaupon tea....

Duration:00:21:42

Tea Biz News and Insight - February 11, 2022

2/11/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Restaurants are Clawing Back to Normal | Nepal Tea Exports Plunge | Tea is a Bit Tepid in Grocery, a TEAIN22 Forecast | NEWSMAKER – Elizeth R.S. van der Vorst, Consultora de Negócios do Chá, Certified TAC Tea Sommelier | FEATURES – This week Tea Biz travels to South America where tea lovers from across Brazil are organizing the country’s first Tea Culture Week scheduled for early August 2022. Amigos dos Cha founder Elizeth R.S. van der Vorst, Eli to her friends, and...

Duration:00:23:25

Tea Biz News and Insight - February 4, 2022

2/4/2022
HEAR THE HEADLINES – Finlays’ and Firmenich Partner in Tea and Coffee | Japan Tea Exports Rise to New Record | Nothing is Normal in Tea Logistics, a TEANIN22 Forecast | PLUS The IDH Roadmap to a Living Wage| NEWSMAKER – Judith Fraats, senior program manager IDH, the sustainable trade initiative| FEATURES – This week, Tea Biz travels to Amsterdam in the Netherlands where Judith Fraats, senior program manager at IDH, the sustainable trade initiative, discusses the IDH living wage roadmap and...

Duration:00:24:05