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Tea and Travel, World Tea Expo

See Taste Hear

World Tea Expo 2012   In a year where we saw tea retail grow and take over new ground, it should be interesting to notice subtle developments within the tea community at World Tea Expo. Teaopia in Canada was recently bought out by US chain Teavana which went public with its IPO in July 2011. Montreal-based David’s Tea opened 2 new shops in NYC. Starbucks hired Charles Cain formerly of Adagio Teas, to run their Tazo Tea operation. Wherever you […]

Tea and Travel, World Tea Expo

World Tea Expo 2011: Day 3

Reflecting on Sunday June 26 My badge is hanging by my desk, a reminder of an extraordinary weekend. I’m back home and looking over the many fine teas I will be sampling, business cards I collected and photos of people and product. World Tea Expo may be over for another year, but the friendships and contacts will keep building.  Sunday was all too short and I spent a good deal of it exploring the exhibit’s booths. Even though the vendors […]