The Tea House Timeswill be hosting a four-day tea tour, July 29 – August 3, featuring stops at the only black tea plantation in the U.S., The Charleston Tea Plantation, and other points of historic interest in Charleston and Summerville, South Carolina.
On day one, tea enthusiasts will gain a better understanding of the beginnings of the tea industry in America with a full morning’s visit to the Charleston Tea Plantation.
At the plantation which is owned by Bigelow Tea, visitors will explore the grounds, tour the factory and browse the gift shop. Rounding out the day, guests will enjoy southern cooking at its best during a formal dinner at the Woodlands Inn.
For more tour information or to sign-up, visit the Tea House Times Web site.
Established in 2005, International Tea Day brings awareness to the tea workers’ contributions to the tea world and their working conditions. It has been observed annually on December 15. However, starting in 2020 it will take place on May 21. But, how exactly should one recognize it? Well, if you’re a business owner I would steer away from using this day as just another marketing opportunity. As someone in the marketing industry, I wanted to offer some other options that businesses, tea related or not, can take into consideration if they would like to honour International Tea Day.
I’ve been updating a spreadsheet on pu’erh prices on release for the past few years in order to get an idea of tea being offered to western consumers and any possible trends. The well-known popular narrative is that fresh pu’erh prices have gone up and this certainly seems true in the data. Last year the prices looked about the same as the previous year. And when and how much the price has gone up depends on how we look at this and there’s a handful of different ways to look at the data and options available (I do three here).