Tea Biz
Tea Biz

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Tea News and Biz Insight - July 9, 2021

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

HEAR THE HEADLINES – European Union Enforces Single-Use Plastics Rules | Easing Iranian Sanctions Benefits Tea Trade
| Kenya Tea Auction Prices Plummet

| GUEST – Rare tea book collector Donald Maxton, Tea Book Shop, Springfield, New Jersey

| NEWSMAKER – FaithAnn Bailes, content and conference manager for World Tea Expo at Questex

| FEATURES – Tea Biz this week travels to Las Vegas for a report on the first in-person edition of World Tea Expo in two years. and then to New Jersey where rare tea book collector Donald Maxton shares with Kyle Whittington his fascination with tea texts and ephemera dating to the 1880s.

Together Again

World Tea Expo + Conference was forced to take a two-year COVID hiatus, returning to Las Vegas last week as a face-to-face event co-located for the first time with the rebranded Bar & Restaurant Expo. Attendees comingled well says Faith Ann Bailes, content and conference manager for World Tea Expo + Conference at Questex, and one of the original co-founders of World Tea Expo in 2003.

A Rare Find

What makes a tea book special? asks Tea Book Club founder Kyle Whittington. Rare book collector Donald A. Maxton says that he first considers the age of a published work, which often reflects the culture of the time, and then interesting and unusual designs, and, finally, the use of color.

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