Tea Industry

Industry

Ready-to-Drink Tea Poised to Surge

Ready-to-Drink Tea Poised to Surge

Convenience.   It is convenience that drove humankind to many of the improvements we now take for granted.  Clean water is as easy as opening a valve.  Warmth – or chill – is remote-controlled. Got water, yeast, flour, and a bread machine?  The staff of life is at...

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...

Tea Education for Tea Professionals

Tea Education for Tea Professionals

There is no shortage of professional tea education options across this globe. As you choose to expand your knowledge of tea and prepare for a fruitful career in the industry your options range from tea master certifications to a variety of online courses that include...

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...

The Marginalized Lives and Stories of Tea

The Marginalized Lives and Stories of Tea

The history of tea is filled with folklore and epic international conflicts which often fetishize the harsh realities for the individuals actually involved in the stories. Understanding the stories and struggles of marginalized people is a top priority for the...

Festivals

Midwest Tea Festival 2019

Midwest Tea Festival 2019

Kansas City, MO.September 7 & 8  10% Discount for T Ching Readers:   TCHING2019 (Note:  Classes are filling up fast. Most require advance registration.) What is a Tea Festival? Let me paint a picture for you...  Imagine arriving early to be one...

My First Tea Festival and Other Exciting Firsts

My First Tea Festival and Other Exciting Firsts

Despite the fact that I’ve been the Managing Editor for T Ching for almost two years, I never had the opportunity to attend one of the many amazing tea festivals that take place every year. Instead, I have had to settle for reading about them in posts by some of our...

Community

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 3

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 3

This Saturday -- September 21st, 2019 -- is the annual celebration of the International Day of Peace. So I offer this suggestion; if you choose only one day to Sip for Peace, let it be this day. Millions of people around the world will be taking different actions...

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 3

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 2

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world and for many cultures it is used to celebrate meaningful traditions. Sip for Peace is a project with the mission of uniting this world of tea people to create and share visions of a peaceful planet. We remember...

Kanchenjunga Tears – Part 2

Kanchenjunga Tears – Part 2

Continued from Kanchenjunga Tears - Part 1 While traveling in Darjeeling together, Kandy had the American version of her father's book with her. The inclusion of the photos proved to be priceless. We met some of the people that appeared in the book – photos taken...

Kanchenjunga Tears – Part 1

Kanchenjunga Tears – Part 1

The five treasures of the high snow welcome home one of their own: David Wilson Fletcher. As the snow from the summits of the Kanchenjunga Mountain Range nestled in at the foothills of the Himalayas melts and trickles down the slopes, tears are shed for the loss of a...

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 3

Sip for Peace 2019 – Week 1

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world and for many cultures it is used to celebrate meaningful traditions. Sip for Peace is a project with the mission of uniting this world of tea people to create and share visions of a peaceful planet. We remember...

Starting Two New Tea Groups

Starting Two New Tea Groups

Since this is for T Ching publication -- and my posts have all been 2 or 3 parts this year -- I'm going to keep this short.  It's more or less an update related to talking about tea evangelism not long ago. I've started two new tea groups.  Why, one might wonder?  I...

News

Caffeine in tea, revisited

Caffeine in tea, revisited

I researched the effects of caffeine for a blog post last year (here), which reviewed a research paper studying caffeine withdrawal.   I'm revisiting the subject related to finding an interesting study of caffeine levels in different tea types.   Of course all of the...

Screw Cancer!

Screw Cancer!

Despite over 5,000 international studies expounding the health benefits of tea, there still appear to be some questions.......not sure how that can happen, but our FDA isn't happy with natural products. No profits to be made there. Give them pharmaceuticals and...

World Tea Awards Announces 2017 Nominations

World Tea Awards Announces 2017 Nominations

The World Tea Expo has announced the nominations for this year's World Tea Awards. Nominations include Best Social Media Campaign, Best Tea Brewing Device, and Best Specialty Tea Brand to name a few. The full list of categories and their finalists can be viewed here....

Liverpool is the Tea Drinking Capital in the U.K.

When I think of Liverpool, I think of the Beatles.I know that dates me, but that's my reference. Now, I guess I'll have to think about tea. A new article in the British Fawley Online Magazine reports about tea drinking patterns around the U.K. Some I found interesting...

Would you microwave your tea?

Would you microwave your tea?

The internet has been lighting up over an article about one scientist's claim that microwaving your tea was the best way to make tea. ...Excuse me, what? Yes, indeed. Food scientist Quan Vuong, PhD says that microwaving your tea instead of the traditional (correct?)...

Artisanal home grown tea – made in the U.S.A.

Artisanal home grown tea – made in the U.S.A.

I was pleasantly surprised to hear about the success of American-grown tea in recent years. According to World Tea News, there are now 60 tea farms that are operating in 15 states. It's only during the last 15 years that this has occurred. I suspect some of the...