Industry News Negotiating the tea landscape.

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.

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Industry News Spiffy new retail ready iced tea pouches for cold-brew!

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!

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Industry News David's Tea is a chain retailer based in Canada

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.

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Industry News Body & Soul gift set!

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.

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Industry News One popular item we'll exhibit in Chicago

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.

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Industry News These buds are reaching new heights!

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.

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Industry News WTE is June 7-9 in Las Vegas!

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.

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Industry News New tumbler for tea on the go!

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

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Industry News Four crucibles for multiple brewing

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.

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Industry News Cheers to the New Year!

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.

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Industry News Nifty new holiday stuff!

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.

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Industry News Comfort foods area a hot commodity.

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.

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Industry News Finding a tea path through niche teas

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.

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Industry News Mmmm...tea intensive

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.

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Industry News Sinensis City

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.

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Industry News Dumping old teabags for quality!

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.

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Industry News Tea Promised Land

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.

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Industry News Sofi award icons

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.

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