This post has been in my head for weeks and while it may be a bit dated I thought it was great news for tea in the US.
Tea is definitely gaining popularity and becoming more mainstream which was never more apparent then when I was sort of watching the super bowl (I know it was February 4th but I did say this was dated) and saw an ad for Snapple tea RTD's!
O.k. it was an RTD (ready to drink) and if you don't already know it RTD's have minimal benefit(check out my January post on the US News & World Report article), certainly not like a quality, freshly brewed tea. But it was tea and not beer (this is the super bowl after all) and this broad exposure may get people thinking about the choices beyond, and much better than, soft drinks and lattes.
Just a note for anyone in the south Florida area, we are hosting our annual Chinese New Year Celebration - The Year of the Boar- this Sunday, February 18th, at our shop in Lake Worth. For directions, time and more info click on the link http://www.teasetc.com/yearofboar.asp
Amy Zhang wrote an article on her personal experiences celebrating the New Year with her grandmother and how traditions have evolved in China, which will be posted here in time for the start of the New Year this Sunday, check it out!