Tea is the beverage that welcomes millions of holiday visitors in every land — instantly conveying warmth and comfort. Centuries of joy accompany the simple gift of food and beverage, a trend that is accelerating. Recipients and gift-givers alike find pleasure and value in the exchange which include home made and artisanal offerings presented with […]
Large government-supported tea estates are failing. Scarcity of labor, the cost of large-scale production and reliance on chemicals and pesticides unwanted by consumers make plantations unsustainable. A legacy of colonial days, the vertically integrated multi-nationals that still dominate the tea value chain are witnessing a dramatic change as smallholders become the main producers of tea […]
Tea Journey was funded this week by more than 550 backers who contributed $127,500 making this magazine the third highest funded periodical in Kickstarter history… To our backers around the world: Those who know me well, know that I’m never at a loss for words… until now. Tea Journey was funded at dawn — fittingly […]
REMINDER: The Kickstarter campaign to fund Tea Journey launches April 3. Donors will be listed in the inaugural issue published in June and get their choice of an exquisite tea to begin their personal tea journey. — Tea Journey is a collaborative venture, self-financed by editors, writers, tea consultants and tea experts globally. It serves a growing marketplace […]
RANITAR, Nepal Tea was a gift fit for their king that the humble people of Nepal have cherished since its arrival. Long before marketers labeled it organic, Nepal tea was grown with care. It was always the province of smallholders clinging to the mountain side like the trees they nurtured. There were no grand schemes […]
Tea Journey annually publishes an “Origins” issue timed to the new harvest. Our intent is to introduce readers to how and where tea is grown. We welcome your suggestions of exceptional tea gardens to profile (large and small) so long as the tea is available for sale direct to the public (typically online) or through […]
Sri Lanka celebrates the 150th anniversary of tea throughout the year with a Global Tea Party in July and the International Tea Convention and Expo in Colombo, Aug. 9-13, 2017.
Tea: A User’s Guide By Tony Gebely Purchase at World of Tea Eggs and Toast Media If you are one of those who load the software and ignore the user’s guide then regret never fully utilizing its features, you need to read this book. Tea is as complex as you make it—many dunk and run, […]
Rains essential to the 2016 flush throughout East Africa arrived too soon or they arrived in torrents too late — but mainly they didn’t arrive at all.