Tea Market News/Tea History
Where does everyone go to get information about the history of tea, current tea market news, current tea research, etc?
Another great topic as I am interested in finding more consistent sites for this sort of thing…right now I just google news keywords and click on individual articles and go from there…
I guess I’ll try to get this started again because there have got to be places people go for good news about the industry and just general information about tea. I tend to visit a couple of sites:
www.teatrends.com (Adagio’s market analysis)
uptontea.com- they tend to have quarterly news about the history of tea and another interesting tidbits
In addition I’ve read “The Story of Tea” which, while poorly written, was a very good exploration into the different tea countries and cultures that have developed.
I forgot about this
The Business of Tea
Just found this
Tea News Direct
TeaGschwendner planning major expansion in US market:
key quote: “We don’t want to be the Starbucks of tea, because Starbucks is all about going in, getting a cup of coffee as quickly as possible and leaving. Having been in the coffee industry, one of the largest differences I see between the two products is that coffee is trying to fill a need to give people a kick-start. Tea is the exact opposite. People have busy hectic lives, and tea is the beverage that allows them to take a moment, relax and enjoy that. The Starbucks model doesn’t fit the product, the role the product plays in customers’ lives.”