Is the gap narrowing?
According to a radio emission I heard a couple of weeks ago, coffee is the second most valuable item sold in the world behind oil. When I heard that, I had to check if it is was true and compare it to similar data for …
Let’s throw the dice
I spoke a few posts ago about a game based on tea trade, Yunnan (https://teaconomics.teatra.de/2014/01/21/we-grow-old-because-we-stop-playing/). Wait, hold on for a second! This post is so old? Well, it happens. After going through its rules once more and looking all over the Internet (perhaps not …
Lean back and just enjoy the cup of tea!
The things you have to do for tea… Here I was in an unknown mountain, climbing on a rattan ladder, which with every step I took was turning back into a forest. “Why did I get myself into this strange dream?” was the first thought …
Where is Mike?
This post has nothing to do with the famous game “where is Charlie?” where you had to find someone called Charlie in a crowd who sometimes were wearing the same clothes as him. And no, it has nothing to do with Mike + the Mechanics, …
How big is big?
Where does tea come from? I don’t mean where exactly but who controls it? Who produces the more? Believe it or not the answer is not easy to find. Thanks to Internet and the Economic Times, I found out that in 2014, the world’s largest …
A short month
Why is it such a short month? Only a couple of tea cups, And March we must confront. Let’s turn this into ups.
When the « all-seeing eye » looks over tea
No I won’t speak about the dollar, the Divine Providence or the Eye of Sauron. Although I think it would be interesting to ponder whether or not the whole history of the Middle Earth or of Arda would have been different if tea had been …
Traceability or Traceabilitea, that is the question
Today, I won’t speak to you the reader but to the companies who sell us tea and I will speak about traceability or the capacity to know where one thing comes from, where it went, how it was changed, how it was transported… And for …
From one cliché to another
I wrote some times ago a post about how sometimes tea people were wrongly perceived as being old grannies drinking their tea at 5 o’clock. I “just” found now about another cliché but a more positive one. To be more precise, it just came to …
Winter is coming
Winter is coming and no, this has nothing to do with Game of Thrones or with the season. Yes, in both cases, winter is truly coming but in tea, you could say that. But first we need to take a step back in time and …