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The Voice of Origin

The Tea Biz Portal is a global resource for sharing commercial data and science-based insights. The portal combines weekly news that most impacts the tea industry from the Tea Biz Podcast and  Blog with Tea Journey, a magazine for tea enthusiasts filled with nuanced articles about the places and people who passionately live a life of tea.  

Tea is a fascinating and intricate topic… far more complex than one person can master. Our expertise resides in professionals who know the tea lands from birth and speak the native tongue. We believe that transparency is grounded in authentic storytelling, which is why the Tea Biz Portal enlists 40 voices skilled in 12 languages to tell the story of tea.

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Tea Biz Dan Bolton

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The Voice of Origin

The Tea Biz Portal is a global resource for sharing commercial data and science-based insights. The portal combines weekly news that most impacts the tea industry from the Tea Biz Podcast and  Blog with Tea Journey, a magazine for tea enthusiasts filled with nuanced articles about the places and people who passionately live a life of tea.  

Tea is a fascinating and intricate topic… far more complex than one person can master. Our expertise resides in professionals who know the tea lands from birth and speak the native tongue. We believe that transparency is grounded in authentic storytelling, which is why the Tea Biz Portal enlists 40 voices skilled in 12 languages to tell the story of tea.

www.tea-biz.com

    SPOTLIGHT | Assessing Tea Digitally

    SPOTLIGHT | Assessing Tea Digitally

    SPOTLIGHT | Assessing Tea Digitally
    A half dozen critical tea supply chain handoffs require quality control assessments By producers and processors, traders, wholesale buyers, and retailers. Ascertaining and predicting tea quality at each step is time-sensitive, laborious, and expensive. Newly developed cloud-based predictive and prescriptive profilers powered by artificial intelligence are redefining transactions by offering buyers and sellers unbiased reference points. These portable devices expedite quality assessment by producing an affordable digital profile that is as unique as a fingerprint and traceable. Profiles combine tasting notes and test results on-site in minutes.
    Tea Biz invited the development team at ProfilePrint in Singapore to describe their technology and its application to tea. Sherman Ho, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Ellis Chua, Chief Commercial Officer, and Hoe Phong Tham, Head of Corporate at Profile Print, joined us for the briefing with tea buyer Ravi Pillai, Director of Quality and Development at DAVIDsTea in Montreal.
    ProfilePrint Founder Alan Lai is a pioneer in digital food identity as a service (IDassS), which uses AI-driven portable analyzers to gather complex molecular data from ingredient samples. The result is a digital fingerprint that establishes the identity and predicts the quality of rice, grains, seeds (including coffee and cocoa), tea leaves, spices, and oils.
    Alan explains that the objective is not to replace tasters who manually evaluate hundreds of cups daily, combining art and skill beyond the existing technology. The hyperspectral analysis is comparable to an off-site lab, but buyers and sellers benefit most from combining an organoleptic assessment to create a model of what they want. Sellers create a model of what they offer in a digital marketplace where matches are made in milliseconds.
    The analyzers also reduce repetitive and mundane tasks like screening out undesirable samples before the meticulous preparation required for cupping. “Our clients view ProfilePrint as an apprentice who is ready to learn and helps complete tasks the same way we would have done them ourselves, freeing us up to focus on the more complex tasks,” he said. “Industry professionals don't enjoy mundane and repetitive jobs, but they still prefer to personally complete them as much as practically possible because it's difficult to rely on others when they are ultimately still held responsible.” Trusting and training an apprentice takes years without the certainty that it will always succeed,” writes Lai.


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    • 18 min
    India Tea News | BBTC's Singampatti Group Ceases Operations at Oothu, Manjolai, Manimuttar Estates | ABLTMA Launches Mobile Testing Lab | New Tea Disease Discovered in Assam

    India Tea News | BBTC's Singampatti Group Ceases Operations at Oothu, Manjolai, Manimuttar Estates | ABLTMA Launches Mobile Testing Lab | New Tea Disease Discovered in Assam

    BBTC's Singampatti Group Ceases Operations at Oothu, Manjolai, Manimuttar Estates | ABLTMA Launches Mobile Testing Lab | New Tea Disease Discovered in Assam
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    • 2 min
    Tea News Recap | 21 June 2024

    Tea News Recap | 21 June 2024

    Summer is Off to an Extreme Start | British Authorities Recall Insect-Tainted Organic Infusion | Northwest Tea Festival will Host its 14th Edition in September
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    • 6 min
    Ep 173 | Summer is Off to an Extreme Start | British Recall Insect-Tainted Organic Infusion | Northwest Tea Festival will Host its 14th Edition in September

    Ep 173 | Summer is Off to an Extreme Start | British Recall Insect-Tainted Organic Infusion | Northwest Tea Festival will Host its 14th Edition in September

    HEADLINES – Summer is Off to an Extreme Start | British Authorities Recall Insect-Tainted Organic Infusion | Northwest Tea Festival will Host its 14th Edition in September
    INDIA TEA NEWS – BBTC's Singampatti Group Ceases Operations at Oothu, Manjolai, Manimuttar Estates | ABLTMA Launches Mobile Testing Lab | New Tea Disease Discovered in Assam
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    GUESTS – Sherman Ho, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Ellis Chua, Chief Commercial Officer, and Hoe Phong Tham, Head of Corporate at Profile Print, with tea buyer Ravi Pillai, Director of Quality and Development at DAVIDsTea in Montreal.
    SPOTLIGHT | Assessing Tea Digitally
    ProfilePrint Founder Alan Lai is a pioneer in digital food identity as a service (IDassS), which uses AI-driven portable analyzers to gather complex molecular data from ingredient samples. The result is a digital fingerprint that establishes the identity and predicts the quality of rice, grains, seeds (including coffee and cocoa), tea leaves, spices, and oils.
    Alan explains that the objective is not to replace tasters who manually evaluate hundreds of cups daily, combining art and skill beyond the existing technology. The hyperspectral analysis is comparable to an off-site lab, but buyers and sellers benefit most from combining an organoleptic assessment to create a model of what they want. Sellers create a model of what they offer in a digital marketplace where matches are made in milliseconds.
    The analyzers also reduce repetitive and mundane tasks like screening out undesirable samples before the meticulous preparation required for cupping. “Our clients view ProfilePrint as an apprentice who is ready to learn and helps complete tasks the same way we would have done them ourselves, freeing us up to focus on the more complex tasks,” he said. “Industry professionals don't enjoy mundane and repetitive jobs, but they still prefer to personally complete them as much as practically possible because it's difficult to rely on others when they are ultimately still held responsible.” Trusting and training an apprentice takes years without the certainty that it will always succeed,” writes Lai.


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    • 33 min
    SPOTLIGHT | Locking Carbon Away

    SPOTLIGHT | Locking Carbon Away

    SPOTLIGHT | Locking Carbon Away –
    Shrey Agarwal grew up in Darjeeling, where his family owns the Selim Hill Tea Estate. Last year, he graduated from the well-known Birla Institute of Technology and Science at Pilani, majoring in mechanical engineering and chemistry. He founded Alt Carbon to permanently remove 5 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. He focuses on the Indian tea industry alone, using Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW), a geoengineering technique that speeds up the natural process of carbon removal from the atmosphere by applying crushed rock to soil. Editor Aravinda Anantharaman discusses his ambitions in this podcast.


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    • 19 min
    India Tea News | 14 June 2024

    India Tea News | 14 June 2024

    Assam CTC Fetches Record Price | Kochi Auction Sees Good Demand | TRA Tech Hackathon Winners Announced
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    • 2 min

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