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Want a job in the tea industry? Move to India.

Update: Here is a great resource for India tea related jobs http://www.indianteahelp.com/ This informative article from DNA India has some interesting insight to tea industry jobs in India … see the full post here: “There are a variety of jobs one can specialise in, within the tea industry. Tea tasting is one of the highly specialised areas of work. Research, plantation management, tea brokerage and consultancy are some of the other areas which can be specialized. One can work as a factory manager. The work involves supervision of all plantation work right from planting, plucking, processing to packing and transport
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A month off, a new year.

Its been a little under a month since I’ve written an article. But we all need a bit of a break here and there. It was a wonderful 2009 and I’m excited as the tea industry continues to blossom in America — to see what it brings. More and more of my close friends have been getting into tea, its very exciting to hear how they started, what teas they like, and where they are getting their tea from. This year I’m going to try to be more conscious of where the tea I buy comes from. I guess you
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Tea is the new… Money?

via BBC [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/8428824.stm]: Motorway thieves steal tea bags in Yorkshire Thieves have stolen 11 pallets containing tea from a lorry parked in a lay-by on the A1 in North Yorkshire. The tea was taken on Monday night as the lorry was parked by the southbound carriageway near RAF Leeming. Officers said that despite the lorry being locked thieves cut its side curtain and took the pallets. They contained Tetley Tea products including Red Bush and Green Tea. North Yorkshire Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
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The Gong Fu Cha Institute at Penn State

I had a chance to speak with Jason Cohen, president of Penn State’s new “Gong Fu Cha” institute. The institute aims to: “build a tea library in order to document the vintages of tea and to propagate through instruction the art of GongFu Cha.” If you go to Penn State, you can join the institute every Wednesday from 6-9 in the HUB-Robeson Center. I asked Jason a series of questions… here we go: What got you started in tea? I got started in tea in the summer of 2007. I was in China for about 2 months, during which I
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This Week in News: Tea and Your Health

In the past week, I have seen more news reports claiming health benefits of tea than ever before. I wanted to share with you some of the more interesting ones: November 20: Brewed Tea Loaded with Health Benefits http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/lifestyle/health_and_environment/x1945261872/Brewed-tea-loaded-with-health-benefits “Chinese tea increases antioxidants; boosts metabolism; regulates female emotion; cleanses kidneys and bladder; regulates gastrointestinal system; lowers cholesterol; burns calories; [and] soothes [the] nervous system.” November 23: Green Tea Eases Stress and Fatigue from Overworking http://www.naturalnews.com/027553_green_tea_stress_reduction.html “Those who drank five cups of green tea per day showed considerably less psychological distress than those who drank less than a cup a day.
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Pakistanis facing sugar shortage: putting candy in tea [via: Reuters]

Due to a bad sugarcane crop, Pakistan is facing a massive sugar shortage. As tea is a daily staple in Pakistani life, tea with large amounts of sugar, the people of Pakistan have resorted to adding candies to their tea to sweeten it: “As Pakistanis face an acute shortage of sugar, some families have found an easily available alternative to sweeten their tea: instead of a spoonful of sugar, they dissolve sweets in their tea.” Read the whole story at Reuters.com.
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They Only Make It Because We Buy It – Part One

“Brand X’s Tie Guan Yin Oolong” — Have you ever asked yourself what did “Brand X” do to make that oolong their own? What differentiates this tea from Brand Y’s Tie Guan Yin Oolong? We first must assume that they even purchased the tea from different sources. I challenge you to question every tea purchase you make, to look into the history of that tea, to inquire about where it came from, when it was harvested, who it was harvested by. Moving along… The way things used to be in America — are the way things still are in many
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