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Tea News and Biz Insight - June 25, 2021

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

HEAR THE HEADLINES – Sri Lanka’s Clean Tea Ambitions | COVID’s Toll on Tea Garden Workers
| Tea Day Auction Yields Record Prices | and Nayuki’s Lucrative IPO

| GUEST – Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor, and author of Cancer Hates Tea. In 2004 Maria founded The Tea Spot, a tea wholesaler and teaware design company in Boulder, Colo.

| NEWSMAKER – Jeff Champeau, vice president of business development at Rishi Tea & Botanicals, Milwaukee, Wis.

| FEATURES – Tea Biz this week travels to Boulder, Colo. where Maria Uspenski explains the relationship of beneficial adaptogens and tea... and then to Milwaukee, Wis., where Jeff Champeau, [ SHAM PAU ] vice president of business development at Rishi Tea & Botanicals, discusses how to infuse craft-brewed tea into our lives.

Adaptogens and Tea

Our guest this week is Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor, and author of Cancer Hates Tea. In 2004 Maria founded The Tea Spot, a tea wholesaler and teaware design company in Boulder, Colo. Join Herbal Collective Magazine publisher Marilyn Zink, as she discusses with Maria the importance to overall health of herbal adaptogens and their role in blends with tea.

Healthful Effervescence

Tea is on a trajectory akin to small-batch, craft-brewed beer where carefully selected ingredients are individually prepared to showcase their best characteristics. Recipes emphasize balance, with efficacy and taste foremost. Excellence in blending and brewing preserves high concentrations of polyphenols and other beneficial plant compounds with minimum calories, nothing artificial, the convenience of cans – and the fun of fizz.

For 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 hole is the voice of origin for tprofessionals, enthusiastic, think of us as a digital caravan ofstory, tellers bringing authentic, authoritative and exclusive stories toyou weekly from the plan. Hello. Everyone here are the headlines.Trolong clean tea ambitions, hovis toll on tea garden workers, T da auctionyields, record prices and Naykum IPO Morn a minute, but first this importantmessage: a Vaney empowers rural women practicing sustainable agriculture,including tea and crafts such as weaving with natural fibre and plantbase dies up in the towering Hilalian human isone of India's oldest tea regions. To Day we raise our cups in the name of aVani Kuma, a non prophet dedicated to strengthening farming communities,cheers to a brighter future for all to donate visit. A vanney Dash, cuman, Dutork, the Sormonne nents band on concentratednitrogen phosphorus of potassium areaplane in favor of organicfertilizers, is generating vigorous debate as the tea industry weighsmethods for increasing yield. Giant Pathy Malaguto, chairman of the swelloKan teaboard attributes the gradual decline in productivity to continuousapplication of chemical fertilizers. In a twenty five hundred word, articletitled Sustainable Solution to the decline in tea production, maligoadvocates quote a radical shift in our perceptions, are thinking in our valuesand quote. He writes that the only viable solutions are those that aresustainable. His views are in sink with business leaders in trolong from manyindustry sectors who are advocating a green normal in which companiescollaborate to protect nature. One such coalition, known asBiodiversity Shreak, is at the heart of building truly sustainable economiesand livelihoods. Maligo a's challenge is science, as critics point to themyriad difficulties of switching from the compact, precisely applied plantfood to a bulky and much more expensive. Alternative organic fertilizers arelimited in their capacity to deliver nitrogen to twelve per cent compared tochemical fertilizers. At forty six per cent and the price can be fifty timesgreater for Kilo than synthetics that sell for less than one dollar for Calo B S, l is chaired by Dilmo Dillon,Fernando who writes that quote beyond the pandemic. We all face a threat thatcould literally suffocate starve and extinguish humanity. The measures wemust take now to assure our health, food security and survival must beuniversal science, based, innovative and definite and quote business in sight. The prize forShalaka are teas that are not only reflective of the islands extraordinaryterrar, but demonstrate in laboratory tests. The level of purity to whethertea producing country has achieved in...

...short, shellak will grow the cleanestteas in the world. Last year, the Corona Iris pandemicplunged into his economy into a recession for the first time in nearlya quarter of a century, tea production, t exports and t retail all suffered,but rural workers were largely spared. The high death counts experienced inthe nation's crowded cities. That is no longer the case as the coved secondwave crests. The tea industry employs three point: five million workers whoreside in small homes, and I rely on on crowded vans for transport resulting inmuch higher rates of infection than in two thandy twenty. Currently more thanhalf of the eight hundred tea gardens in a psalm and three hundred of theregistered gardens in West Mingle report, active cases, often resultingin the designation of containment zones, there are now three thousand activecases among tea workers and a psalm, but deaths of tea workers are rare at ahundred and two Coralla reported three hundred and thirty one deaths of teaworkers with eleven dead in Famille Nadeu on June Fifteenth Les MengolReported Four Thousand Three hundred and seventy one active case was aneighty foot deaths. The rate of infection has dropped significantlysince May, but vaccine hesitancy remains rampant. Fewer than a hundredthousand pea workers in a Sam have received their first shot, with onlysix thousand getting the required booster. So far, selections of India t harvested on Maytwenty first international t day sold at record prices this week on a digitalmarket place launched at the height of the pandemic. The ocean was conductedby M Josian, the nation's largest, be to be e commerce platform, a lot oforthodox tea from pahoutet sold for four thousand rupees about fifty fourdollars for Cilo us with a specialty green earning a winning bed of onethousand rupees about thirteen dollars and fifty cents per kilo. More thanninety, three per cent of the teas on offer were sold since June. Twentytwenty the market place was three hundred registered users have tradedone point: Three Million Calos of tea, China's fresh fruit bubble and foamcheese, teachin Yuki debuted, with a six hundred and fifty six milliondollar valuation. This week on, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange shares of theinitial public, offering traded at nearly twenty dollars and were ahundred and ninety times over subscribed husband and wife founders,Ping, Lyne and Gishala opened their first store in Changen in two thousandand fourteen each is now a billionaire based on their holdings Ar Vinda and a theremin in bangle roomreports on India's T, auction prices in Tiati price report for the week endingJune, nineteen thousand and twenty one, the worst of the pandemic second waveseems to be behind us as the numbers of covet positive cases are coming downand in past the country lockdoor ions are being lifted. The focus now turnsto production and prices across auction centres in the south cancellation ofauction. For one week in June, created more outlots. Several bodily factorieshave sought the Tibo's intervention to fix a base price at the auctions,especially if they are to adder to paying the district average cream leafprice. Currently this is announced the...

...beginning of the month and for June,the green leave price was Rupestris and ninety two per c Percio. The factoriesnoted that the average price dropped billow hundred rupees in sale twentyfour last week to repas. Ninety Eight, Seventy Five PAC from hundred eleven topiece. Eighty six pece of the previous week at the auctions in sil twenty fourcause she saw Orthodox leave to better than cit c Lee with ninety four percent of the offering sold exporters, esias countries and the Middle Eastwere active, could tegaee so high of two hundred eighty to piece at whichprices were not significantly different from the previous week in conservant,Suplico was selected in Counou Orthodox leaves fed better with eighty six percent sold. Cremet O continues to see low pickings hovering in the fifty percent range in north, Enda Colcato hate, so better demand for Orthodox over citysea leaf in Colcato ly. Fifty two per cent of gradely an offer was soldexpoders lent fair to with support for Orthodoxy, while major blendersremained selective for city C and Gohan. The stanlee was more active than thatto consume of Products Pesitista. Meanwhile, this week saw a specialauction sale. Fifty three conducted on June, twenty first by small volumes oft pluck on my twenty first, which is the international t, D, were sold andnow a word from our sponsor to trade. Teas works with tea preverseat every scale, from promising startups to the world's largest multinationalbeverage brands. In the hot ice and bout secrets with US based formulation,blending and packaging services, huge rade can help. You innovate scale upand grow. Your specialty t brand for more information visit our website, a qtrade Teso Tabi this week travels to BoulderColorado where Maria Yasinsky explains the relationship of beneficialadaptations and tea and then to Milwall Wisconsin were JeffChampa. Vice President of business, DEVELOPMENT OF REFUTE N BotanicalDiscusses How to Infuse Kraft Brute into our lives. Our guests this week is Maria Yasinsky,the cancer survivor, an author of cancer hates T in twenty O, four Mariafounded the tea spot, the Tehoa or and twar design company in Boulder ColoradoJoin Urban Collective magazine, publisher, Maryland Zing, as shediscusses with Maria the importance to overall health of herbal adaptationsand their rule in blends with tea, Maria Spense. A Kansas Survivor, anauthor of cancer hate's teeth, started t spot in two thousand and four hi. Myname is Marlin Zink, publisher of the herbal collective magazine at herbalcollective DOT news based in an I mo B C. Canada join me as I discuss withMaria the importance of herbal adaptions and how they are used in TeaMaria. Can you tell us how herbal adaptions got started and whyadaptations were classified in n s by a Soviet scientist who was looking at ways to reduce stress for combat pilotsthat come from being in very rapid combat, but also because of being atsuch high altitude and dealing with such intense sunlight? I thought wow.That's that's super useful on something that could be good for me and I startedreading very intensely about this and then, when literally when the pandemichit, I'm like wow. This is it. We really need to nurture people withsomething that can be supportive. An...

...adept to Genii came out with literallytwelve different, strong adaptations, and so these adaptations have theability to bring balance to your body, regardless of which direction. Thestress Er is coming from, so let's go back to that combat pilot for a moment,so he may have an incoming threat for which he needs his energy level to goup for where his system is really responding from too low a point heneeds to be brought up. The adopted in will give him that boost or he's justbeen shot at and is a little fruzzled and needs to send her back down. The adapted can bring him down in thatpoint, so that's referred to as a non specific risk response. That's thefirst requirement for being an adoptation is that the response needsto be non specific, and that means it can either bring you up when needed. Itcan give you the lift when needed or, as we say, can give you a boost, or itcan give you a kiss on the forehead. The next requirement for an adaption isthat it needs to be a natural substance, so a plant. So generally we use herbseither. You know tops flowers of herbs or roots or mushrooms in ouradaptations, and the third thing is is that it needs to be otherwise nonharmful, none not affecting other physiological biochemical processes inyour body. So those are the three requirements. Camelias Senensis was asecondary adoptation, so secondary adoptions are adaptations which willsupport the effect of other adaptations in your body. It has a very magical,Ameno acid called Al Fiann, and that is a very balancing mood. So it's it's nota primary adaption and that it will give you that big boost or bring youdown when needed, but it offers kind of a supportive aspect. Things like Asha,Ganda, Chaga, Mushroom, racy, mushrooms,Dandelion, Root Rhodios. Actually, my favorite adaptator, those are all verystrong primary adaptations. We just launched a line of a goddess collectionof teas, a line of three teas to support women in different stages oftheir life, so Venus rising is one for women when they're going through theirP, ms part of their menstruation cycle, and the adaptations in that tea are.Interestingly, licorish is a strong adaption, fennel and Saint John's wort.There are other herbs in there that help with with cramping and DigestiveRelief Etcetra, but those are the three kind of primary adoptions in that teathat up with mood and again centering and balance. The second tea is for newMOMS for lactation. It's called Mamma Hood and the primary adaptations inthat tea are fenya Greek seeds and oat strong and then the vital y that wecame out with and I'm most excited about. It is a element. Grass blondthan lemon grass is not an adoptation, but the strong herbal adaptations inthat t are black. Cohosh root actually of Americans have used for women goingthrough this phase of life for many hundred hundreds of Years Don Che,which Aka is known as angelicus sinensis from traditional Chinesemedicine, another very favorite kind of adapted enic herb for symptoms ofMetopos, and most of these are working for hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Soliterally you know they have pedos Ro Geni qualities, so these are not teasthat women should be drinking when...

...they're pregnant. So you say thatpeople who are looking for to they're, not thinking of t is just t, hassomething to drink. Of course, there are people that just look to tea, toget them warm and have a delicious beverage, but I would say that far moreoften than not, in fact, statistically speaking in North America, seventy sixpercent of verbal TA purchases are for the reason of whatever function thatherb can bring people. Is there a certain amount that someone needs todrink or certain frequency too much of any good thing is not a good thingright. It's the regularity, it's using it daily for a certain amount of time.I'd like to take our adaptation loose and cook it on a stove for ten totwenty minutes, I like to cook it and then those those roots and herbs justkeep on giving. In my mind, it brings me back to center. In reality, itprobably does that only because I drink it daily or every other day, and I havebeen at this point close to a year, so you talk about these Davager for women,these tear what about from math? My species obviously needs to reproduce,but I don't need to reproduce today to Barrow yesterday in order to make it tonext week. So it's those hormones that I need. YouKnow Patuit ry, Si Royd those hormonal functions that are most important, notfor women only and pointing out how a lot of these reproductive adaptationsare ones that target reproductive hormonal function and have been shownto be effective for prostrate. Health Digestion is one of the symptoms thatcomes out of hormonal digest of problems. A large part of what we helpwith is belly pain and digestive issues as well, which of course concerned men almost as oftenas they do: women, men and women's vitality yeah, and that in our adaptingChi, Maka and slippery elm are two of our favorite ingredients in that tea. Aslippery Almas is amazing for digestion, so we orse of these herbs. For me, thebiggest impact is when a customer will reach out, and it happens more oftenthan one might expect we'll reach out and say you know your teas and drinkingthem regularly has really changed my life. How long does someone store theseteas for how long do they viable? It varies so something like hibiscus,which is a flower pebble. You want to drink fresher. We don't really instructpeople to make decoctions to cook these teas on the stove, but honestly for,like women's wisdom and Adepto Chi, you're, better off cooking it, becausewhen you talking about roots, you know clothes. Definitely you want to hitherbs with boiling water or as how, as you can get it and whatever environmentyou're living in and if you have the time- and you have the t loose cook iton the stove. Tea is on a trajectory a into smallbatch craft brewed beer were carefully selected. Ingredients are individuallyprepared to show case their best characteristic recipes, emphasizebalance with efficacy and taste, formal excellence and blending, and brewingpreserves high concentration to politeness and other beneficial platcompounds with minimum calories. Nothing artificial. The convenience ofcan and the fun of Fils Jeff is pustedstine for main streetconsumption. Will Athenic crave, Brood...

...plant bays low sugar lightly carbonated,genuine teas and herbal infusions, overcome barriers to distribution, tobecome a significant revenue source for the beverage industry absolutely, andthat is something that all of us in the tea industry around the world should beproud of and should celebrate. This is like coming home. This is a very exciting time to see sugar, softdrinks, sodas and beverages being something people are turning away fromon mass and they're. Looking for more healthful alternatives, it is anawesome trend. Teas been around for five thousand years. It's Brazilian andthere's a reason for it to is. It speaks to our soul, it's healthful itenlightens us. I mean it's just one of the most ancient plants that peoplehave ever been connected to and it's about time that it has as much of the consumer market payingattention it's so delicious and you don't need sweetener to appeal to theeveryday palate. The everyday consumer out there breaking the sugar habitappears to be a primary driver of sales if you're using high qualityingredients. If you're using skillful blending techniques, you candeliver a very interesting, complex taste without you know added sweetenersand that's something that people can really feel deeply refreshed by notjust satiated on their palate with something that tastes good thatscratches that itch of you know. I want something kind of sweet or secrecy torefresh my palate after food, but I want that a little bit of sweetness asan alternative to soda that may satiate them in the moment. But you can't havetwo or three or four of them without feeling it in your belly, somethingthat really has the kind of cleansing hydatina effect of sparklingtea. Now, that's something you can really feel refreshed by and drinkseveral and that's what we thought to to develop and to achieve with with thespark in botanical will camelia Senussis, or will it be herbalinfusions that win the right? I do think herbals will lead in NorthAmerica. I just think: There's a a greater variety and different colorsdifferent levels of tartness ingredients that can appeal to theyounger drinkers that are maybe newer to the category. But I don't think thatmeans that we should refrain from using realty in in developing the lines outfurther. Tell me more about characteristics ofthe new sparkling Lan. So our sparkling botanical are a sparkling botanical teaand they're bree, using real plants to deliver real virtue, so they're thesame super premium, direct trade, botanical and teas that we use in ourloose leaf and sae t plans, many of which are certified or organic, and wemight rebred them using proprietary. Brewing techniques to yield are reallybalanced and craft grew tea that is sparkled up with the carbonated water.so by using certain rare citrus and achieving a unique balance with teaswith herbs. Botanical spices were able to develop a two year shelf lifeproducts with no added sugar, no added sweeteners of any kind. Nothingartificial. Only zero to two grams of sugar per canusing real infused fruits like berries or citrus, and these offer only five tofifteen calories, which is really speaking to the fact that they have areal plants, and it all comes down to that part of the balance getting thebalance of the polyphemos. The tenons...

...that are extracted, whether that's fromtea, leaves or from of the super fruit, botanical and fruits that were using insome of the profiles or MS R ps from o o Hude and ninety nine to three fortynine per twelve ounce can- and we have six amazingly tasty profiles with twomore scheduled to be introduced online later this year for distribution rolledout next spring Joho tea companies went over the hearts and minds of consumerswith respect to the healthful benefits of tea. T is part of a broader naturalproducts industry in North America, and I think sometimes what we get wrong inthe natural products. Industry is a too much hype around a particular t, or aparticular botanical or herbal ingredient as being on trend can beexhausting for the consumer. It can treat tea and herb, like fashiont, is in fashion. I think that kind of misses the real charm of tea. He is notfashioned its ancient food and medicine, and he can connect us to the rhythms ofnature and to the planet. It connects us to people far and wide the growers, the plucking teams, theartisans and leaf processing teams, the world wide traders and promoters of tthe Beride, the grocery merchants, the consumers. But you know how can farmersand producers be sustained if their particular crops are hot in the marketfor two years, only to slow down as some other trend takes off? So I thinkthe question is: How do we, how do we choose to market to an botanical in away that I really encourages them todevelop a deep and steady and earnest interest into infusing tea into ourlives? A T is an agricultural product. It has these different waves of theharvest that come throughout the different seasons and year to year,those those harvests are going to fluctuate. Naturally, as Mother Naturegives us what she can and botanices also have their ownharvest seasons and new areas of cultivation. I mean it's justincredible, but if we cultivate a seasonal approach to t and recognizethat t herbal tes, botanical spices they've got a part of our broaderchoices in Diet and in what we choose to consume and heat and drink. It'sgood that we introduce variety into our diet and it's good that we introducevariety and into our tea habits too, and embrace that seasonal rhythm of thetea harvest. So I think we have an opportunity to really cultivate adynamic tea culture in North America that celebrates the seasonal ty of tthat celebrates that not every tea is going to be consistent. There's abeauty in the variety and some of that unexpected that can come year to yearand season to season, and we should have a reverence for theteach traditions and they really are special for connecting us to the deeperphilosophy of tea. But we should also feel a sense of creative freedom todraw inspiration from those traditions to offer the North American market newand exciting ways to infuse tea into the variety of occasions in their intheir lives. Thinking doing so, we're just going to open up their minds tothinking about tea, something that they choose to drink and enjoy on the dailybasis. Maybe it's some different occasions that we might expect intrigued by what you heard in today'spodcast. Would you like to learn more from our global network of Tibisjournalists and texts? UNTAKE direct through sub text, private message baseplate...

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