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Aug '16

What’s New? Loyalty Points!

Cynthia Fazekas
Our wholesale partners can now earn loyalty points with every purchase! Many of you have suggested adding such a program over the year and we are happy to finally offer it!
Jun '16

World Tea Expo - June 2016

Cynthia Fazekas

Planes, trains and automobiles will carry tea industrialites* to Las Vegas mid-June to congregate at the World Tea Expo. With its move back to Sin City, it seems as if many of those who skipped Long Beach are eager to attend this year.


Mar '16

Spring Harvest Season Approaches

Cynthia Fazekas
March is exciting for tea people as the harvest season is right around the corner. For those of you who are new to the specialty tea industry, it’s important to know that the best teas are primarily harvested in the spring. Most tea companies will purchase in spring and early summer for the whole year.
Feb '16

You Asked For It (no, really you did!)

Cynthia Fazekas
In recent months, Adagio Teas Wholesale has added some new features and we are working on still more.
Jan '16

2016 Tea Landscape

Cynthia Fazekas
Gourmet tea is truly hitting its stride as more and more mainstream consumers are embracing it as part of their daily lifestyle. While drawn to tea for the reputed health benefits, they stay with it for the wealth of flavors and superior taste.
May '15

World Tea Expo!

Cynthia Fazekas
So, have you read enough show recaps? If so, then you know most of us who attended and exhibited came back pretty exited. This year’s show, while smaller, seemed to have a vibrant energy.
Apr '15

Coming Up - World Tea Expo

Cynthia Fazekas
Many of you are planning to attend the World Tea Expo in sunny Long Beach, CA in early May. Adagio Teas will be exhibiting again, this time at booth number 839. Our new items this year include some retail ready iced tea pouches that make one quart of cold brewed tea (or hot, to be poured over ice.) Easy preparation enables the home iced tea drinker to conveniently offer fresh, healthy iced tea to their families and introduce them to the world of gourmet tea. No sweeteners are added, so the consumer has ultimate control over the calorie content. Easy peasy!
Feb '15

David’s Tea IPO?

Cynthia Fazekas
Reuters reports that there are indications that David’s Tea is preparing for their IPO. While their sources are anonymous, there is a strong possibility of accuracy. David’s Tea has been growing quickly and opening new stores rapidly in various high visibility markets to potentially sweeten the investor pool.
Oct '14

Teamap Gets A Facelift

Cynthia Fazekas
Regular users will have already noticed Teamap’s new elegant design. With a color palette change and more concise layout, Teamap is looking better than ever!
May '14

Looking to Long Beach

Cynthia Fazekas
At the end of this month we will be exhibiting at the World Tea Expo in its new venue at Long Beach, California. While we are certainly looking forward to being out of the hot stare of the Nevada sun and feeling the Pacific breezes on our faces, mostly we are looking forward to seeing you.
Mar '14

Trade Shows, 2014

Cynthia Fazekas
We will be heading to Chicago soon for the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show at McCormick Place. (March 15-18, 2014) One of our favorite venues with one of our favorite shows! If you plan on attending, please note that we have a new booth location S343.
Nov '13

Teavana/Starbucks Open New NYC Shop

Cynthia Fazekas
The big recent news in the tea world is that Teavana has opened its first concept store since being acquired by coffee industry giant Starbucks. While the move was certainly expected, it has sent ripples through the specialty tea industry as speculation circulates on what it affects it will have on independent retailers.
Jun '13

June = World Tea Expo

Cynthia Fazekas
May went by in the blink of an eye and June is already upon us. With it comes the World Tea Expo, which is June 7-9th in sunny Las Vegas. Many of you are attending this year and I’m looking forward to seeing all tea-friends and clients who will visit our booth.
Dec '12

The Big Buzz

Cynthia Fazekas
Big news hit the specialty tea industry recently with the announcement of coffee behemoth Starbucks buying specialty tea retailer Teavana.
Sep '12

World Tea East - 2012

Cynthia Fazekas
Back for its second year, World Tea East is coming to Philadelphia on October 2-3 to bring east coast tea industry professionals together. Happy to say that Adagio Teas will be exhibiting again, with yours truly waiting to meet you at booth 201
Jul '12

Starbucks Announces Teashop Plans

Cynthia Fazekas
The anticipated news has been revealed! Now we can settle our bets, as they have announced plans to open a teashop in the Seattle area for their Tazo brand in October of this year.
Jun '12

World Tea Expo 2012 - Recap

Cynthia Fazekas
Tea professionals gathered this week in Las Vegas for the 10th World Tea Expo. Show and industry veterans reminisced and waxed poetic about the show and evolution of the US tea industry.
Jun '12

The Steam Punk

Cynthia Fazekas
On the way to the World Tea Expo, a side mission was on my itinerary. This mission was to check out a new commercial coffee brewer which made its maiden appearance at the recent SCAA show in Portland, OR. The darling of the show, this intriguing machine drew daily crowds as people watched the baristas brewing coffee in its four chambers.
Feb '12

Fabulous February 2012

Cynthia Fazekas
January went but like a lightning bolt and fabulous February is at hand! One twelfth of the year is done and from the looks of January it is shaping up to be a nice one!
Jan '12

The Coming Year: 2012

Cynthia Fazekas
We made it through another 365 days on our spinning planet and are ready to welcome the next. The recent holiday season was hard to predict and delivered a sort of roller coaster ride for many. Hopefully all our readers landed on the upside and had a terrific season.
Oct '11

World Tea East - Philly Recap

Cynthia Fazekas
No one really knew what to expect from World Tea East that was held in Philadelphia early September, but many of us were delightfully surprised. Despite foul weather causing floods and travel delays en route to the show, it certainly seemed well attended and as effective as the Las Vegas show.
Sep '11

World Tea East - Sept 9-10

Cynthia Fazekas
Eastern US tea folks are heading to Philadelphia this month for the World Tea East September 9-10. This trade show and educational conference brings tea professionals together for networking, honing skills and sourcing.
Aug '11

Eye - Pea - Oh!

Cynthia Fazekas
In the past month or so since the World Tea Expo, I've had the opportunity to chat with many of our clients and tea friends about life, the expo, and the tea industry in general. One recurring theme kept popping up in conversation - the Teavana IPO.
Aug '11

Finding A Niche

Cynthia Fazekas
The Specialty Tea industry is ever growing and evolving. There is a typical ebb and flow of businesses that come and go. The same is usually true for trends, but over the past year or two what we seem to be seeing in the tea biz, is specialization in a specialty market. That is to say, some new tea businesses are developing niche products.
Jul '11

World Tea Expo Recap 2011

Cynthia Fazekas
Last week's World Tea Expo went by so very quickly. The tea intensive show was jam-packed with activity and seemed to speed by. Our booth this year had a stronger presentation of our loose tea offering and this certainly seemed to attract more booth visitors.
Jun '11

See You in Las Vegas!

Cynthia Fazekas
We are gearing up and finalizing details for the upcoming World Tea Expo at the end of this month, where we will turn Sin City into (Camellia) SINensis City. (hehe!) Hopefully, all our tea-friends will be attending this exciting three-day event.
Apr '11

World Tea Expo June 24-26, 2011

Cynthia Fazekas
Will you be attending the World Tea Expo this year? If so, you can register for free general admission and 20% off Core Conference Seminars until April 22nd.
Jul '10

Trade Shows - Fast and Furious

Cynthia Fazekas
June has gone by fast and furiously for us at Adagio Teas with so many recent trade shows. As always it was great to get out and meet folks! For those that we had the pleasure of seeing, hope you enjoyed the shows as much as we did and think you will agree that every show was high energy, bustling with activity and really a great sign that the economic squeeze is relinquishing its boa constrictor-like grasp.
Jul '10

Tea Promised Land

Cynthia Fazekas
The dream I had eleven years ago, first starting out in the fine tea world as an enthusiast turned tea biz manager, was that a tea drinker could walk into almost any establishment and find great tea has been coming closer and closer to fruition. This dream seems to be shared by many in the tea industry and is perhaps what unites us.
May '10

Spring and Summer Trade Shows 2010

Cynthia Fazekas
Trade show season heats up with the weather this time of year and we will be out and about. Here are a few shows we never miss:
Jul '09

Summer Fancy Food Show 2009

Cynthia Fazekas
Every summer New York City's Javits center is the venue for the NASFT Fancy Food Show - a veritable cakewalk of treats and trends in the gourmet food industry. As many of you also offer food or sweets to go with your tea selection, it seems like a good topic to cover.
Jul '08

Water: The Key to Enjoying Great Tea

Angela Justice

Jun '08

Recycle: Effective Ways to Heal the World

Diana Rosen
Recycle: Effective Ways to Heal the World
Jun '08

Connections and Cooperation

Cynthia Fazekas
Working Together to Grow
Apr '08

Tea Comfort in a Tough Economy

Cynthia Fazekas
Tips for Success
Feb '08

Start Up Spot Light: Fava Tea Company

Cynthia Fazekas

Jan '08

Ten Good Ways to Fail in Tea Business

Diana Rosen
Ten Good Ways to Fail in Tea Business
Jan '08

Happy New Year!

Cynthia Fazekas
Happy New Year!
Feb '04

More Than Just a Paper Anniversary

Adagio Teas
More Than Just a Paper Anniversary
Jan '04

2004: Resolutions for Success

Adagio Teas
2004: Resolutions for Success
Aug '03

The Future of Tea

Wendy Rasmussen
The Future of Tea
Aug '03

Online Resources - A Wealth of Tea Info

Adagio Teas
Online Resources - A Wealth of Tea Info
Jul '03

Online Tearooms Directory - Now Live

Adagio Teas
Online Tearooms Directory - Now Live
Jun '03

Tea is 'Hotting' Up

Sage Group Int'l
Tea is 'Hotting' Up
Mar '03

Talking Tea: Tea Tray in the Sky

Cindy Gold
Talking Tea: Tea Tray in the Sky
Oct '02

Reading Tea Leaves: Predictions for the US Tea Ind

Brian Keating
Reading Tea Leaves: Predictions for the US Tea Industry