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Tea News and Biz Insight - June 11, 2021

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HEAR THE HEADLINES – Food Inflation Dampens Enthusiasm Over Rising Tea Prices
| India’s Tea Industry Under Duress | and the European Union Grants Rooibos GI Protection

| NEWSMAKER – Jan Holzapfel, owner of 198-year-old Ronnefeldt Tea in Frankfurt, Germany

| FEATURES – Tea Biz this week travels to Frankfurt Germany to discuss best practices in Sustainable Wholesale with Jan Holzapfel, owner of Ronnefeldt Tea, a 198-year-old company that is replacing its tea packaging this year with eco-friendly materials, embracing traceability, and reducing emissions by longer airfreighting tea
… and then to London to listen the Tea Book Club’s crowd-sourced review of author Henrietta Lovell’s latest book, INFUSED: Adventures in tea.

| Sustainable Wholesale

First flush teas flown to Ronnefeldt’s blending and packaging facility in Germany account for only 0.02% of the company’s offerings by weight, yet in a single season “flight tea” generates more greenhouse gas emissions than the millions of kilos transported by ship, says owner Jan Holzapfel. He acknowledges that for a premium tea supplier, abandoning expedient air cargo after 75 years is a significant step: “however, we have a responsibility towards nature that we take very seriously.”

| A Book to Re-ignite your Tea Flame

Reviewer Kyle Whittington has a single word for INFUSED, a book by Rare Tea Founder Henrietta Lovell that describes her adventures in tea: “Wow,” he writes, "You really feel like you are sitting over a cup of tea with Henrietta as she regales you with her stories, the highs, the lows, and the off on a tangent."

The teep is podcast delivers t newsthat you need to know a recap of the week's major headlines with commentaryand cultural trends hosted by Dan Ole is the voice of origin for tprofessionals and enthusiast Rowin. Think of thus as a digital caravan ofstory, tellers bringing authentic, authoritative and exclusive stories toyou, weekly from the plander. One. Here are the headlines: food inflation,dampens enthusiasm over rising tea prices. India's tea industry remainsunder dress, and the European Union grants Roy Bows Gai protection more in a minute, but first thisimportant message: a Vaney empowers rural women practicingsustainable agriculture, including tea and crafts such as weaving with naturalfibre and plant base dies up in the towering Hamelen human is oneof India's oldest tea regions. To Day we raise our cups in the name of a VaniKuma, a non prophet dedicated to strengthening farming communities,cheers to a brighter future for all to donate visit, a Vanney Dash, cuman, dutork in the US and Asia, and energetic postSpende recoveries under way. Demand is quickly rebounding, as consumers spenddown their savings and make up for lost time assumers. In the largest economiesamass two point: Nine trillion dollars in savings since March, two thousandand twenty according to Bloomberg Economics. Now they are ready to spendretail sales in the United States, are projected to approach four point: Fivetrillion in two thousand twenty one. According to the National RetailFederation, the N R F, which initially estimated six point. Five per centgrowth in the US increased its full year. G D, P projection to seven percent, the fastest rate in decades in China, household income grew thirteenpoint seven per cent during the first quarter of two thousand twenty one.Widespread inflation, however, is dampening that good news. TheOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development, O E C D reports,inflation and member of countries is at the highest level. Since two twenty oeight globally food prices rose for the twelve consecutive Montan May.According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, the F AL's food price index was fortyper cent higher in May twenty twenty one when compared to May Thousand andtwenty the Bloomberg Community Spot Index, which tracts price increasesacross the range of metals and agricultural commodities, has jumpedroughly sixty per cent in the past twelve months. Food prices, including the cost of teaor rising on demand, TATA consumer products, Nestle and Nin Lever. Allannounced priced increases across their range in response to commodityinflation business in sight, despite some steepincreases in retail prices, Ta remains very much in demand. Prices at auctionthat were below two dollars and twenty five cents per kilo on average rose.Fifty percent in two thoat Y, twenty, eight more than three dollars for kilo,increasing the retail price of tea bags. By one point, seven per cent comparedto t thwan. Nineteen in the US sales...

...grew by more than twelve per cent intwo thousand and twenty premium. Tea Offerings generallypurchased on line saw much bigger increases in India, domestic tesuppliers report sales totals that are two to three times higher than thetwenty per cent increase in volume, an indication that costs for being passedto consumers. Imported volumes are near pre pandemictotals with the declared values or imports far exceeding twenty nineteentotals the interest. IES challenge is tocontain costs. grouts persistent ity lands where Labor transportationlogistics in the rising cost of energy and patrolling him based inputs allerode margins as restaurants, open around the world, the critical andknown is travel. Local and international visitors spent a lot on Presorts, hotel, cafes and tourist destinations in the tea lands. A marketsegment that remains idle due to the closure of borders word wide in dest. Industry remains under duressas the corona viris simultaneously strikes down workers limits, pluckingand processing, halts Inter district transport and forces the early declosure of restaurants and bever stalls. The government estimates that more thanone million workers, mainly women, are losing productive days and wages due tothe pandemic and inclement weather with the arriving monsoons. The delivery of two hundred and thirtyfive thousand doses of ACC scene this week halted a steep increase in coronavirus case loads in a psalms tea gardens daily average infections inJune are now four thousand per week down from almost six thousand per week.In May, positivity rates remain high, forcing an extension through Junesixteenth of block downs and a daily curfew imposed from one P M throughfive. A M shops and restaurants must close bynoon and Inter district transport is prohibited. The state reported four hundred andfifty thousand cases and thirty six hundred deaths. The seven day averagefor new cases is seven thousand four hundred in adjacent West Bangle andnine thousand in Coralla buyers at auction are finding it difficult toarrange for transport. Despite the fact he is listed as an essential commodity.Drivers are in short supply and enforcement of restrictions thatprohibit inner district transport is inconsistent. The immediate impact is aspike in retail prices above record set in two thousand, and twenty buyers at auction are spending anaverage two hundred and eleven rupees per kilogram. In a Sam and a hundredand twenty five rupees per kilogram in Tamil Nadeu business insight, there is no slack indemand for tea in India, Tata consumer products reports that revenue from itsbeverage segment, which includes coffee, grew by fifty nine point. Six per centduring the period January through March twenty twenty one volume was of twentythree per cent, largely due to an increase in at home consumption. India's package tea market is estimatedat two point: two six billion per year, an additional one point: three billionis spent on tea from unbranded suppliers. According to ICICIsecurities.

The European Union this week awardedRoy Boast, which is also known as Red Bush, tea status as a protectedgeographic indication affording the same protection to products aschampagne and Irish whiskey. The registration allows South Africa's RoyBos in the stry to display the EAU seal. If the tea consists of a hundred percent Roy Bos that is either cultivated or wild harvested from localmunicipalities with the Western and North Cape provinces, the South African robot councilwelcomed the news counsel. Charpin Martin Burgh said that, while it isimportant that nobody else used the name Roy Bos quote, it also gives acertain status about quality, reliability and sustain ability. Allthose things that go together with a Gi and quote tevis remembers Dona Pokoole, whopassed unexpectedly this week at sixty five. She and her husband, no Zuman Nez toKobala in two thousand fifteen co founded the taste of tea, Japanese,restaurant tea shop and import business in Hillsburg, California or Vinda N and Thurman and Bangalorereports on India's t auction prices in the at plas report for the week endingJune fifth, two thousand and twenty one. Why log gowns continue auctions resumedlast week at all the major centers in the the AGRIS decisions on whetherbodily factories can open US still under way. Meanwhile, most of the treeregions continue to see rein fall in their galing. Second flush has begun,although the teas have not yet reached the auction at the auctions last week or had he sawover ninety per cent of the of the dox tion of I sold and over. Eighty percent of the C T C leaf sold best are comparatively low pickings at seventyone per cent. What is what telling is drop introduction for the same saleweek in two thousand and twenty cits is nearly at half the volume, but the dropis acute in or the dogs at less than a tenth of port was an orful last year inSiliguri. Ninety four per cent of the offering was sold and after a close, wecoquet a so good demand for all tea types that I consumer products inhintest Anu you Nili were active for C TC and in the senery lever was activein dust as well. The Middle East and CIS countries were active in Orthodoxsails in the salt. Could Ye so good pick up of leaf tea? Good Nile, gooddillery, seen soul for a high of two hundred and fifty five rupees exposersto CS countries in the Middle East were active and both cits and Orthodoxleaves are nearly ninety. Five per cent of the offering sold much higher thandust cit c dust injured, good support from incusare and Suplico who were backin play. This week, seas and CIMETER was subdued, as only about forty twoper cent of the total offering was sold, could no fed better with ninety fiveper cent of the on of the dog's leave on our first hold and now a word fromour sponsor to trade. Teas works with tea purveyorsand every scale from promising start ups to the world's largestmultinational beverage brands in the hot ICED and Bort secres with US basedformulation, blending and baggaging services. Yu trade can help youinnovate scale up grow. Your specialty t brand for more information visit. Ourwebsite and q trade tsom Tevis this week travels to FrankfortGermany to discuss best practices and Sustainable Hossa with Yang Holteiowner of Ronvel t a hundred ninety year...

...old company that is replacing its teapackaging this year with echo friendly materials, embracing traceability andreducing emissions by no longer Efrati P, and then to London to listen to thetea book. Club's crowd, source review of author Henrietta Lovell's latestbook infused adventures in tea first flutes flown to Ronfi blendingand packaging facility in Germany account for only zero point. Zirl. Twoper cent of the company's offerings by weight, yet in a single season, flightpage generates more greenhouse gas emissions than the millions of Helostransported by ships as owner Jan Holsom. He acknowledges that for apremium Pea supplier abandoning expediente cargo after seventy fiveyears is a significant step. Oh, however, we have a responsibilitytowards nature that we take very seriously and Yon Your company annually publishes asustainable report. This year's initiatives include the elimination ofEr cargo in favor of Sea Transport Ron felt I also complete his conversion tosustainable packaging materials and trade. Some of its gas powered vehiclesfor electric will you share with listeners your vision of sustainabletea. Hosay T is one of the most natural products that you can find on earth, sowe at producers and t supplied us, must do everything we can to ensure that wecontinue to have great teas from around the world. It is a tradition to havethe first l teas from their drilling transported by ear to Germany andEurope, but we have stopped this this year and if there's anybody out therewaiting for his first flash, he then he has to wait, maybe six or eight weekslonger than normally, but we want to make sure that we get the tea here inan environmental friendly way as possible, and that is the reason why weask. We have stopped air cargo completely, and I think it is the rightthing to do, and one of the many many steps that we have taken here is toeliminate all the traditional packaging materials and we are on a way to gofully sustainable packaging materials. It's not that easy, I have to saysupply is always an issue. We want to have a safe and customer friendlypackage material. Of course our team has been doing a great work here and wehave found all the different packaging materials that we need and all of themwill be sustainable by the end of this year. For the last five years, we havebeen publishing environmental report to show to our customers that we reallymean sustainable. Ronvel is also increasing a proportion of organic teain his range. We are not in organic company yet, but we try to increase theteeth in our this election or organic range on a constant basis. The goodthing is, the t produces in the tea gardens in Asia, but also in Africa areturning to organic manufacturing methods and therefore we find more andmore selection of organic tees and we are happy to put them into our range.As far as we can see on our customer side there, it has been reallyappreciated because organic, it's not...

...just a small proportion of the market,but it's growing, especially with the younger people. What are your views ontraceability and public disclosure of Source Gardens? I think it's a verygood idea. In genl, we see that a lot of customers are really keen and reallyinterested in finding out where the tea is coming from how it has been produced,how it can be used, and sometimes they are even interested in corporate socialresponsibility programs that these tigus do, for, as we are looking for away to hot traceability in formation online. I think that is the best way,because sometimes tea gardens and supplies are changing quite oftenduring the year. But if we do it, for example, with a Q, Har Code or website,we can really provide up to date, information about all the specific tiesthat are available. It can be part of a training program as well, because onceyou have people looking for these traceability information, you can alsoprovide them with ideas on how to drink the tea. We can adjust this informationinto a for for each oven, individual T. I think that it's a great step forwardand to us the plan is to start with organic tes. It's much easier toprovide this information because it's already available, but I would thinkthey're quite fast. We will see this traceability, information or all theteas very to will be really really valuable for everybody involved. Willyou discuss your commitment to education and the return to face toface instruction beginning in July? Quite often you find out the cervuspeople in the Arica business. They know how to handle the coffee machine, whichis quite easy. They might be very interested in wines and make perfectrecommendations, but tea seems to be a little bit more difficult, so we haveset up different levels of education really, depending on the outlet, depending onthe style of the presant or the cafe of the hotel. We can have anything from aquick forty minute training with a t, e, ipheus or Google APP or up to two daysfor our team oseille program and the gold standard, then, is our seven day ttraining in the Tea Gardens in Triaca. We are very happy that we are going torestart this face of face training now, in July, after the locked on it hasbeen really risen in a long long time, and as you say, yes, we can educate the bout t, but onekey element is really the tasting of the tea and the interaction. That issomething which can really be done only by face to face trainings. How is therecovery for brushing? We already see a lot of hotels, booking or tradingprograms or education programs. Before this pandemic we have trained seventhousand hotels of members each year, and that is where we want to come backto as soon as possible. We have seen that since January February, businessis picking up in their hotels and restaurants in Asia, for example inChina and Korea and Japan. These are Poterat for us, but there's one issuewith this: It's local tourism. Now so it's the Koreans. Visiting Koreanhotels. There is no international tourism, yet in the Middle East, hotelsare starting to befilled up there again,...

...but again it's local tourists, Europe,not a little late start. So we see restaurants, capes et ca being filledup since May, but again international tourists, for example, from China orfrom the United States. Still not here, I'm optimistic. I would think thattourism will return in summer, maybe early four. What will take much longeris really business. Travel trade shows conferences, CETERA that might take until next year,and we can also already see that hotels in a country side, reviewer, Kyle Widdington, has a singleword for infused a book by Rarety Lady Henrietta Level that describes heradventures in tea wow s. So I must warn you of two things:Firstly, be careful of drinking good tea. You might get hooked and be unableto stop if the tea is really good, you might indulge deeply drinking anddrinking until your heart was close to exploding with pleasure and caffeine,even those habituated to hard drugs and amazing tastes get swept away, and, secondly, the pleasure might takeaway your inhibitions above and beyond the caffeine. The exquisite beauty oftea can turn your head and rob you of your normal control. Intenselydelightful experiences are so out of ordinary that our response to them canbe similarly unexpected and that's a quote from infused inventadventures and tea by Henrietta Lovel, hello, I'm kyle, Wittington, founder ofTea Book Club, although I'm based in the UK Tebou Club as an internationalgroup of tea lovers and readers who meet up virtually each month to discusstea books and wow. What a book from start tofinish Henrietta had me captivated excited and enthralled by her world atea book. Unlike most, this is the very personal story of Henrietta'sadventures, with tea ent and all around tea. From her first fledgling sips out ofdainty China cups at Diana's House as a child, we are taken along on a ride ofreminiscence with trips to far flung tea fields,swathed in mist by the odd liking strike or two with Zipporo tea tastings,with chefs at some of the best restaurants in the world, accompaniedby her little yellow suit case and strange meetings on trains, to name tomention, but a few of her adventures, the extreme highes of Henrietta's lifeand tea, which could otherwise have felt like so much name dropping, arebalanced by her battles with cancer. And yes, she really has been struckthat down by lightning the realness and personality ofHenrietta in her book comes through in these juster positions, making the book,expressively and genuinely human. You really feel, like you are sat over acup of tea with Henrietta as she regales you with her stories, the highs,the lows and the offen, a Tangent Owen, the recipes dotter throughout the book.I had teas and recipes each connected with its own story. This is not a book with sections ondifferent teas recipes, growing and history. Like most other tea books, butall this and wars woven throughout the stories that Henrietta tells like reallife, we learn as we go along picking up useful tips, ideas and inspirations. If you ever find yourself in a bit of aTea Rut, drinking the same thing every day, then this book is sure to reignite your tee flame and get you trying something new. It certainly didfor me and he has what some tea book clubmembers thought. I opted to get the audio book. It wasso fun to hear her voice and her telling the stories it was like how wasthere having tea with her it's about her story and the experienceas she has with those teas and with these people it absolutely gets tooexcited and interested in all these...

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