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Teafreak said

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?

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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…

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Teafreak said

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.

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I forgot about this
http://www.worldteanews.com/

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The Business of Tea
http://www.tearetailer.com/

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Just found this
Tea News Direct
http://www.teanewsdirect.com/

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Teafreak said

Great sites, thanks!

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Janefan said

TeaGschwendner planning major expansion in US market:
http://www.worldteanews.com/index.php/20100316902/Business-/-Financial/New-TeaG-Director-We-Don-t-Want-to-be-the-Starbucks-of-Tea.html

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.”

Cofftea said

I can’t believe they think that the 1st sentence in your key quite is true for all, or even the majority of coffee drinkers. Why do people think coffee is the anti-tea and tea is the anti-coffee?

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Janefan said

Zoomdweebies/52teas was profiled in a World Tea News article on successful “tea-of-the-month” style clubs: http://www.worldteanews.com/index.php/Features/Join-the-Club-Five-Firms-Turn-Tea-of-the-Month-Tide.html

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