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Tea Talks: Dan Bolton

by Jason Walker on August 3, 2014

in Member Content, Voices of Tea

I have wanted to talk with Dan Bolton for some time now. Dan is supportive of all who are tea content producers – people who write, photograph, and otherwise print/publish tea information. He tracks down the people and stories of tea across the world. And when he isn’t digging for stories in the beverage industry, […]

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Dialog: Taiwan Tea Competitions

by Jason Walker on July 6, 2014

in Member Content, Voices of Tea

Healthy competition can be a very good thing. In the case of tea farmers and producers, tea competitions can drive participants to learn more and create better teas. It can be good for tea drinkers as well. Taiwan has been organizing tea competitions for nearly 40 years, and these competitions have raised standards and improved […]

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Few people in the US have witnessed the changes in the tea industry the way James Norwood Pratt has. When Pratt was a young man starting college in Winston-Salem, one of his professors asked him if he was a Darjeeling man. He quickly, though somewhat overconfidently, answered “No sir, I’m from Forsyth County.” Mr. Pratt’s […]

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Who Deserves A World Tea Award? WTR Picks

by Jason Walker on April 17, 2014

in Voices of Tea

Like many other industries, those of us connected to tea business will gather to select the best and brightest of our peers. Now is the time to submit nominations. Nominate BEFORE 25 April 2014. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WorldTeaAwardsNominations   In Case You Need Some Help With Nominations: Best Tea Publication Art of Tea –  One of the best English […]

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As tea drinkers, it is easier to see the intersection of tea and humanity when the cup is in our hands. It can be more challenging to appreciate the people involved in bringing that leaf to our cups, but our Information Age has certainly helped. Seeking to further peel away the layers between people and […]

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Tickets for the 2014 Coffee & Tea Fest NYC sold out well in advance of the weekend event, and next year will mark its 10th year. Reports estimated some 7,000 attendees with approximately 80 exhibitors.  Among the coffee, tea, chocolate, cheese, and other companies, what did the Fest hold for those looking for pure, single […]

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Consider, for a moment, how times, places, and everyday objects can influence our faith practices. Religion or spiritual traditions are not created in a vacuum. For example, Jewish Passover might include congee instead of unleavened bread if the Hebrews had exited ancient China instead of Egypt. How does a Christian missionary translate the import of […]

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