Black Tea Sales Down, Fruit and Herbal Sales Up in the UK

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In the UK, home to some of the world’s most popular tea brands, sales of black teas have fallen.  Over the past year, black tea sales have decreased 5% while green tea sales have been up 10% in the same time frame.   Fruit and herbal teas are up 8% year over year.  The increased interest in fruit and herbal teas …

Tea Companies Try to Protect Children

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Several tea companies have joined with the Ethical Tea Partnership and Unicef to help protect children in India.  Taylors of Harrogate, Typhoo, Tetley and other tea companies are joining together.  The 3 year effort with start in the Assam region of India and begin with 350 communities.  Read more about this story at

Williamson Tea Launches Foundation

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Although we may be biased, but it seems as if tea companies consistently try to make the world a better place.  Recently,  Williamson Tea announced the launch of its foundation.  The Williamson Tea Foundation focuses on projects involving people and the environment.  Williamson’s aim is to improve the lives of the those involved in growing, picking and processing the tea …

Tea Drinker Spotlight: Mark from Oregon

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Every now and then, we like to spotlight different tea drinkers.  In the picture below, you can see Mark S of Bandon, Oregon, an avid he drinker.  He prefers black teas, having tried teas from Darvilles of Windsor, Marks & Spencer, all Punjana Teas and Welsh Brew.  But, perhaps his favorite brand is SD Bell Tea (which is no longer …

Free Nook or Kindle Tea Book

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Want 50 great tea drink recipes from 1890 that can you make at home today? Then, get our complimentary ebook. Get the tea ebook “Your Great Grandmother Made Better Tea: 50 Ice Tea, Tea Punch, Tea Dessert Recipes from 1890 to 1920″. You can get it free with our compliments in PDF, Kindle or ePub (for Nook and other readers) …

Typhoo Sues Rival Tea Company

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According to Typhoo, a rival tea company told lies about its tea so Typhoo is planning a lawsuit.  Typhoo has claimed that the firm, Keith Spicer, badmouthed its tea to retailers. Keith Spicer makes private label tea for retailers as well as such brands as Dorset Tea.  In its lawsuit, Typhoo claims trademark infringement and malicious falsehood.  Typhoo’s claims stems  …

Did You Buy Shakespeare’s Tea Caddy?

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Did you buy Shakespeare’s tea caddy? Recently, Christie’s auctioned a tea caddy that was believed to be made from a mulberry tree that William Shakespeare allegedly planted himself.  The caddy was recently sold for $20,625.  The caddy was believed to be made by woodworker George Cooper in 1759.