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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by kuánglóng » May 3rd, '17, 02:48

Botanists have unlocked the genetic secrets of the plant prized for producing tea.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39747720

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by ethan » May 3rd, '17, 07:12

kuánglóng wrote: Botanists have unlocked the genetic secrets of the plant prized for producing tea.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39747720
Just read article in Washington Post about this also at http://wapo.st/2quajyJ

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by ethan » May 3rd, '17, 07:13

kuánglóng wrote: Botanists have unlocked the genetic secrets of the plant prized for producing tea.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39747720
Just read article in Washington Post about this also at http://wapo.st/2quajyJ

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by kuánglóng » Jun 3rd, '17, 03:22

Just for the record ...

Female Tea Drinkers See Epigenetic Changes in Cancer and Hormone Genes
http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-high ... s/81254438

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by imkvn » Jun 3rd, '17, 21:10

Yup

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by victoria3 » Jun 4th, '17, 01:10

I doubt this is true for teachatters ~ we probably drink a lot equally :D "Women also drink higher amounts of tea compared to men"

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by kuánglóng » Jun 8th, '17, 03:38

Is climate change affecting your cuppa? Researchers to find out
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home ... 003420.cms

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by Bok » Jun 25th, '17, 04:10

More sad news from Darjeeling:
http://www.firstpost.com/india/darjeeli ... 31177.html

Seems like the second flush this year can not be harvested and is lost, due to unrests in the region. Not sure what the unrests are about, but poor harvesters at the bottom of the food chain will also be affected, which makes the overall situation worse...

:(

Seems not a good year for tea so far.

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by kuánglóng » Jun 25th, '17, 06:38

Bok wrote: Not sure what the unrests are about ...
Mainly stand-offs between supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a political party of ethnic Nepalis which campaigns for the creation of a separate Gorkhaland state and the government of West Bengal. This has been going on for more than a decade, involving long general strikes, clashes with the police and military forces, lots of 'political' murders etc...
As usual it's the poor that suffer the most and the situation of the tea workers in the hills has gotten even worse these days.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 301020.cms

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by Bok » Jun 25th, '17, 09:13

kuánglóng wrote:
Bok wrote: Not sure what the unrests are about ...
Mainly stand-offs between supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a political party of ethnic Nepalis which campaigns for the creation of a separate Gorkhaland state and the government of West Bengal. This has been going on for more than a decade, involving long general strikes, clashes with the police and military forces, lots of 'political' murders etc...
As usual it's the poor that suffer the most and the situation of the tea workers in the hills has gotten even worse these days.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 301020.cms
thanks for clearing that up!

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by Bok » Jul 10th, '17, 21:54

So seems like that really happened and the second flush is lost this year! Just read a follow up article on the topic of troubles in Darjeeling. :oops:

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by ethan » Jul 10th, '17, 22:23

Bok wrote: So seems like that really happened and the second flush is lost this year! Just read a follow up article on the topic of troubles in Darjeeling. :oops:
Might be a good time to get tea from Nepal. I have drunk very little darjeeling and a lot of the Himalayan Orange from Jun Chiyabari that I post about often. I have used a few hundred grams of other Nepali teas over the last few years. I am sure they are the same type of tea as darjeeling; or, one might want to use the word "category". For me the Nepali tea is less astringent but not so different.....

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by joelbct » Jul 17th, '17, 09:40

kuánglóng wrote:
Bok wrote: Not sure what the unrests are about ...
Mainly stand-offs between supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a political party of ethnic Nepalis which campaigns for the creation of a separate Gorkhaland state and the government of West Bengal. This has been going on for more than a decade, involving long general strikes, clashes with the police and military forces, lots of 'political' murders etc...
I too had read about this. http://worldteanews.com/news/darjeeling ... operations

Ive heard that low prices have caused existential danger also to larger companies and estates, throughout India. Although this may not apply so much to high grade orthodox tea, like in Darjeeling, because they have separate sales channels.

This was mildly interesting, about Indian gov efforts on behalf of orthodox/specialty exports, although needs some editing for errors. http://worldteanews.com/news/india-aggr ... ea-exports

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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

by Demea » Aug 2nd, '17, 16:24

Interesting recent podcast episode about tea--and specifically about Robert Fortune (of who I'm sure many of you are quite familiar):

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... me/535590/

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