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804, 2019

How to Prepare for Tea Masters Cup USA 2019

By |April 8th, 2019|

For an introduction to Tea Masters Cup, see our announcement page. The purpose of this article is to give potential contestants the information they need to express interest in participation and to prepare for the competition itself. How to Participate Tea Masters Cup (TMC) includes competitions in four categories: Tea Preparation, Tea Pairing, Tea Mixology and Tea Tasting. In its [...]

2803, 2019

Tea and Esophageal Cancer Risk

By |March 28th, 2019|

The following is a statement authored by the American Specialty Tea Alliance's Board of Directors. Last week, a study claiming that drinking hot tea may double the risk of esophageal cancer was published which set forth a wave of media activity claiming that drinking tea causes cancer. First, it is important to know that the cancer risk exists when consuming [...]

1901, 2019

Official 2019 Tea Festival, Trade Show, and Conference Schedule

By |January 19th, 2019|

Tea events happen all the time, all over. Whether for enthusiasts, industry insiders, or the layperson, you can find a tea expo, tea festival, or tea conference for you. Check out our complete and live list of every tea event happening this year, around the world. And let us know if we missed any! January January 17 – 19: Cafe [...]

1112, 2018

2018 Tea Book Roundup

By |December 11th, 2018|

In this article, I cover 6 tea books that came out since our last roundup in late 2017. Overall, it was a strong year for quality tea books and we're continually seeing authors raising the bar and introducing new concepts and information to our industry. This is key, as there are no doubt a number of books each year that [...]

1711, 2018

California Fires Destroy California Tea Farm

By |November 17th, 2018|

We've long known and supported the tea growing efforts of farmers around the USA trying to get tea going. Many have had successes, and you can read about all the current tea growing farms in the country here. One such farm is owned and operated by Mike and Donna Fritts, since 2010, pictured above. They’ve experimented with processing many styles [...]

2209, 2018

Vietnamese Tea: Origin, Geography, Cultivars, Current Affairs

By |September 22nd, 2018|

Vietnam is a country of contrasts and its tea industry is no exception to this rule.  Location and geography allow tea to grown in the sub-tropical north as well as the tropical south.  Vietnam forms part of the cradle of tea, yet, has a relatively young tea industry.  It continues to pursue rapid growth in commodity products, but the shoots [...]

1908, 2018

Tokyo: The 10 Essential Places for Tea

By |August 19th, 2018|

This hardly needs stating, but even so: Tokyo is a city like no other. The sheer density of food and drink around every corner, in every alleyway, and under every bridge is purely insane. I mean, how does a cafe with 12 seats, on the 8th floor of a gigantic department store stay alive? Moreover, how do people even know about it? The [...]

306, 2018

Huajuchen: The Largest Tea Festivals in the World

By |June 3rd, 2018|

The Huajuchen Tea Expos. Perhaps you've heard of it, or even been to one. Or perhaps, what's likely if you don't speak Chinese, you've never heard of it at all. Yet, it's the largest network of tea festivals in the world and naturally, they're in China. China is a big country with a lot of people and is responsible for the production of the [...]

2603, 2018

Into the Cloud Forest: Finding a New Specialty Tea Origin in Colombia

By |March 26th, 2018|

ARRIVAL Sitting on the plane, having made my way from Los Angeles to Miami and now to Santiago de Cali, Colombia, it occurred to me that I hadn’t actually met anyone who’d been to this place. I’ve known a few people that have traveled to Colombia, sure, but had I met anyone who’d been to a secluded, shrouded-in-clouds mountaintop tea [...]

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