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Women’s History Month in Tea

Women’s History Month in Tea

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and advancements of women around the world. Since the beginning of the holiday in 1978, there have been great advancements for women - particularly in tea. 2021 is the first year that I am personally...

The Contemporary Roles of Women in Tea; Focus on Nepal

The Contemporary Roles of Women in Tea; Focus on Nepal

Introducing a new feature - a video interview with a contributing author. A New View of Women In Tea Growing up in Nepal (a very male-dominated society) in a household of 6 sisters, I realized my brother and my privilege as males early on. From simple things such as...

World Tea Expo: Virtual Summit 2021

World Tea Expo: Virtual Summit 2021

Continuing their efforts to support specialty tea businesses, World Tea made an impressive Covid pivot last October with their first Virtual Summit and were delighted when more than 2000 participants gathered for the event. This week, the platform was reprised with...

True Tea Crimes

True Tea Crimes

One of most unfortunate COVID-19 events in recent months is DHS’s (Department of Homeland Security) unearthing of 10 million counterfeit, made-in-China 3M N95 face masks, some of which might have been distributed to as many as 6,000 medical facilities. Two months ago,...

A Love Story of Tea and Business

A Love Story of Tea and Business

Kelly and Bryan Hackman, a tea sommelier and a craft brewer, are working together to grow their mutual businesses. Married for more than a decade, this year marks an important anniversary: 2021 marks the fifth anniversary of the couple’s business partnership.Both are...

Festivals

2020 International Virtual Tea Festival

2020 International Virtual Tea Festival

Invitation to our Virtual Tealand With so much going on in the real world, it’s time to gather -- as best we can -- in Tealand. Join us for two days of focusing on tea as a positive and healthy alternative. November 7 & 8 As sponsors of this event, T Ching and the...

How can a tea festival be virtual?

How can a tea festival be virtual?

How Can A Tea Festival Be Virtual? One of the most treasured experiences of U.S. tea lovers over the last decade has been our Tea Festivals. Starting on the west coast with the L.A. Tea Lovers Festival, at British Columbia's Camosun College Tea Festival Fundraiser and...

Drinking Tea Virtually

Drinking Tea Virtually

Guest contribution by: Jennifer Brenner, Director of TeaFestPDX For many of us who run tea festivals, it was a hard decision this year to cancel events into which we normally pour hours, days, and months of energy and love to create.  Our passion for all things tea...

Virtual Tea Festival – Presented by Tealet

Virtual Tea Festival – Presented by Tealet

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, I began doing daily live videos on Facebook as I started to miss my daily tea-drinking sessions in my tea room in Las Vegas. The experience was awkward at first, but over time I started to realize that...

Community

The Contemporary Roles of Women in Tea; Focus on Nepal

The Contemporary Roles of Women in Tea; Focus on Nepal

Introducing a new feature - a video interview with a contributing author. A New View of Women In Tea Growing up in Nepal (a very male-dominated society) in a household of 6 sisters, I realized my brother and my privilege as males early on. From simple things such as...

ABC’s of Tea; Introducing Tea Educator Judi Slack

ABC’s of Tea; Introducing Tea Educator Judi Slack

Something New About Tea Every Day Tea Educator Judi Slack has a talent for discovering some of the most interesting details about tea history that surprise and delight. She weaves her research into a colorful tapestry of classes and into a blog, "The ABC's of TEA". We...

A Day in the Life at Nepal Tea’s Family Farm

A Day in the Life at Nepal Tea’s Family Farm

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 15 seconds Guest Contribution by Nishchal Banskota - Founder, Nepal Tea I am a man of many stories and I believe everyone has a powerful story. However,  we almost always fail to show or tell that story. Think about it: When was the...

Make Tea Not War

Make Tea Not War

Words to Live By My 90-year-old father’s comfort and safety are the primary criteria considered for all decisions I make. Aside from being a great privilege to care for him as he navigates the end years of his life, this focus is remarkably liberating.  Considering...

Sixth Annual GTI Colloquium

Sixth Annual GTI Colloquium

The UC Davis Global Tea Initiative’s Colloquium for 2021 is January 21, and due to COVID is being held virtually via Zoom. UC Davis Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science The Global Tea Initiative was founded in 2015 as an interdisciplinary...

News

Announcing: T Ching Annual Writers Contest

Announcing: T Ching Annual Writers Contest

T Ching is an incredible platform on which to be published and recognized by tea lovers around the world searching for education and for community to share and expand their interests. What I believe our awards program will offer is a way for this community to become...

Hot Tea Causes Cancer:  FAKE NEWS!

Hot Tea Causes Cancer: FAKE NEWS!

For twenty-seven of the last thirty-four years of my teaching career, I have had the privilege of teaching teenagers.  As a Language Arts teacher, teaching teens to recognize fact from opinion is a challenge. There are two reasons for this: The first is the...

Decaf Tea – Au Naturel

Decaf Tea – Au Naturel

I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the discovery of some wild tea plants in the high mountain region of Southern China that appear to be naturally caffeine free, according to an article in Science News in November. This unique wild plant was discovered and...

A New Legacy of Darjeeling Tea

A New Legacy of Darjeeling Tea

  The Darjeeling tea industry has been going through a difficult three months. Tea business owners and tea lovers read any news article they can find on the situation because their beloved Darjeeling tea stocks have been taken hostage for the sake of Democracy....

Who has the best tea thermos?

Who has the best tea thermos?

It comes as no surprise that Zojirushi  won the Best New Tea Accessory award at the World Tea Expo last June. President and CEO Tatsu Yamasaki provided pertinent information about their insulated tea mugs in a World Tea News post. Having been manufacturing tea...

To-go matcha bottle hits Kickstarter

To-go matcha bottle hits Kickstarter

World Tea News dropped a matcha bomb on us yesterday when they pointed us to tea startup Pret-a-Matcha's new matcha contraption, the Pret-a-Matcha bottle. And, let's be honest here, it looks pretty sweet...er, umami: The Pret-a-Matcha bottle has everything you need to...