Teabox is Thinking Outside the Box

It is interesting how we could see paradigm shifts in different traditional areas of business, e.g., distribution of razor blades, and now the time has come to the tea industry. The challenge is to do something about the supply chain, in order to get fresh, high quality tea to the end customer in a timely manner and economical way. Here are excerpts from Saritha Ray’s article, Teabox Seeks to Bring India’s Teas Into Modern Era:

As is the case with other successful e-commerce sites, technology forms the core of Teabox’s online operations. Algorithms predict demand based on such factors as past sales, internal ranking of tea varieties and pricing. Information about a tea’s picking date, season and origins is made available to online customers.

“Tea is a time-sensitive product, but the industry’s supply chain is quite broken and has many intermediaries,” said Prashanth Prakash, a partner at Accel India, which along with Singapore’s Horizon Ventures has provided some $1 million in early-stage funding to Teabox. “The business is ripe for disruption, both in terms of price and quality,” he said.

(June 27, 2014, The New York Times, As India’s Tea Gains Fans, Finding an Easier Way to Get It to Them.)

Related: Martin Lindeskog’s post, Time to Crush, Tear and Curl My Tea Business.

Darjeeling tea, books on tea and #teaftwbook in progress.

Teabox is Thinking Outside the Box0teapartynu2014-06-28 02:03:20It is interesting how we could see paradigm shifts in different traditional areas of business, e.g., distribution of razor blades, and now the time ha…

The Future of the TeaPartyNu Movement

The Tea Party movement has been around for about five years now. Our blog on tea will be celebrate its third blogiversary in May. We will arrange a tea party tasting end of this month in Gothenburg. What will happen with this blog in the near future? We will blog about tea events, e.g., Iced Tea Day on June 10, and we will cover what is going on with the Tea Party movement, with a twist;)

Be sure to check out Martin Lindeskog‘s sites, GOT-Tea-Party.com and TeaFTWbook!


Prep. for a Tea Party event. Tea53 black tea blend w/ milk. #teaftw #teaftwbook #teamoment

The Future of the TeaPartyNu Movement0teapartynu2014-04-11 07:20:22The Tea Party movement has been around for about five years now. Our blog on tea will be celebrate its third blogiversary in May. We will arrange a te…

Tea Tips from a Reader

Hat tip to J-E.N for the following tips:

Please feel free to send us your tea tips! :)

1 Cup of Perfect Tea
1 Cup of Perfect Tea

Tea Tips from a Reader0Martin Lindeskog2011-12-31 02:22:08Hat tip to J-E.N for the following tips:

Tealuxe
Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Wystone’s World Teas

Please feel free to send us your tea tips…

Future Tea Parties and Blog Posts

photo by Sina Farhat

Palle Frid Svensson - photo by Sina Farhat

We had a great Boston TeaParty.nu event on December 16!

photo by Sina Farhat

Martin Lindeskog - photo by Sina Farhat

Stay tuned for video clips and more photos!

photo by Sina Farhat

Afternoon tea - photo by Sina Farhat

We have plenty of tea party ideas and blog posts in store for 2012…

Photo credit: Sina Farhatwww.SinaFarhat.se

Future Tea Parties and Blog Posts0Martin Lindeskog2011-12-24 03:22:10

Palle Frid Svensson - photo by Sina Farhat

We had a great Boston T…

The World of Fine Teas Blog

I recommend that you check out The World of Fine Teas Blog by Hartley E. Johnson, co-owner, Mark T. Wendell Tea Company. Here is an excerpt from the post, The Giants of the Tea Industry:

Tea is currently only the 7th most consumed beverage in the U.S. but it’s the most consumed in the world. As the U.S. is the leading consuming nation in the world, these market forces are converging and it won’t be long before tea overtakes coffee as America’s hot drink of choice. Starbucks and Tazo definitely have this goal in their sites and we can only imagine the endless possibilities that lay ahead of them.

(http://blog.worldoffineteas.com/, October 20, 2011.)

Mark T. Wendell Tea Company
Mark T. Wendell Tea Company

In the news: Is Tea the New Coffee? – The Motley Fool.

The World of Fine Teas Blog0Martin Lindeskog2011-12-10 01:36:05I recommend that you check out The World of Fine Teas Blog by Hartley E. Johnson, co-owner, Mark T. Wendell Tea Company. Here is an excerpt from the p…

Argo Tea – The Apple of Tea


Anita Hamilton
at TIME has written a great article titled “Teapuccino Anyone? How Argo Got Americans to Drink Tea

It’s about the tea café chain Argo Tea which was founded in June 2003 by Arsen Avakian.
Today, backed by Chicaco money, it’s the largest tea focused cafe chain.

The vision of Argo is to be the Apple of Tea:

“When I started Argo, I had the vision of being the Starbucks of tea, but in the last few years I realized that is no longer our inspiration,” he said. “Starbucks is more like PC—it’s old, less healthy and designed for everyone—and we want to be more like Mac: young, healthy, cool and a more unique, innovative brand.”

(http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20100802/REAL_ESTATE/100809980#ixzz1a8CcxNVl)

Argo Tea – The Apple of Tea0Palle Frid Svensson2011-10-11 12:21:17
  by  steven n fettig 

Anita Hamilton at TIME has written a great article titled “Teapuccino Anyone? How Argo Got Americans to Drink Tea”

The English Tea Store Blog

Check out the favorite tea rooms in the United Kingdom. Hat tip to Palle.

 

The English Tea Store Blog0Martin Lindeskog2011-08-21 18:08:50Check out the favorite tea rooms in the United Kingdom. Hat tip to Palle.

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Top 10 Tea Enthusiast Blogs

Ann Jobes of SteepedTeablog, has compiled a list of tea bloggers over at Blogs.com.

Do you have a top ten list of tea bloggers?

Top 10 Tea Enthusiast Blogs0Martin Lindeskog2011-08-13 13:57:56Ann Jobes of SteepedTeablog, has compiled a list of tea bloggers over at Blogs.com.

Cha-Cha-Cha
Steph’s Cup of Tea
Tea Club for Men
Tea Guy …

Libre Tea

We will review products by Libre Tea in the near future. I really like the name of the company (“the state of being free” / “having freedom”). If you want to support our work, please click on the affiliate link, or read my post, Libre Tea, on GOT-Tea-Party.com.

Buy Libre tea glasses here

Libre Tea0Martin Lindeskog2011-08-06 21:03:52We will review products by Libre Tea in the near future. I really like the name of the company (“the state of being free” / “having freedom”). If you …

Tea Hotspots

I have an idea to compile a page with links to different tea hotspots around the world. First out is Chá Gorreana tea plantation in Portugal. Here is an excerpt from Michael Figueiredo‘s post, Chá Gorreana: Europe’s Only Tea Plantation:

The tidy rows of chá bushes that stripe the rolling, emerald hillsides almost seem out of place. Chá, the Portuguese word for tea, is certainly not something you’d expect to see growing on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, the fifty-or-so hectares at the Chá Gorreana tea plantation (Plantações de Chá Gorreana) are the only place in all of Europe where tea is cultivated. …

Three types of black tea—Pekoe, Orange Pekoe and Broken Leaf—as well as Hysson, a variety of chá verde (green tea) are produced at the plantation. (StruxTravel, July 25, 2011.)

Image source: http://struxtravel.com/

Do you have a tea hotspot (tea plantation, tea room / lounge, tea shop, etc.)?

Tea Hotspots0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-31 01:47:44I have an idea to compile a page with links to different tea hotspots around the world. First out is Chá Gorreana tea plantation in Portugal. Here is…