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QTrade Sponsors World Tea Expo 2012

It’s that time of year again. The highlight of the tea industry in North America is fast approaching: World Tea Expo June 1-3, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. Not only will we be participating in virtually all elements of the show, this year we are also platinum sponsors of the Expo. No other event brings together the members […]

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QTrade at SCAA Portland

QTrade Teas & Herbs is thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Specialty Coffee Association of America Event April 19-22nd  in Portland, Oregon. This trade show is a fantastic opportunity for people in the coffee industry to get better acquainted with one another, and with tea! Over the last few years we have seen unprecedented interest among […]

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QTrade Teas & Herbs Wins Multiple Awards at North American Tea Championship

QTrade Teas & Herbs takes top honors in four categories at the North American Tea Championship continuing its multi-year winning streak. LAS VEGAS, Nev. – QTrade Teas & Herbs takes top honors in four of the 19 categories at the North American Tea Championship continuing its multi-year winning streak. Teas from some of the most […]

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Natural Products Expo West 2012

QTrade Teas & Herbs will be exhibiting at the Natural Products Expo West show March 9-11th at the Anaheim convention center! We will be exhibiting at Booth #2825 (Hall C). Stop by and say hello. Natural Products Expo is one of the largest expositions of organic products in North America. We are happy to be […]

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Tea Basics 107: What is Oolong Tea?

What is Oolong Tea? Oolong is one of the most complex categories of tea. It has the widest range of color and flavor and is the most intricate in its production. Grown almost exclusively in China and Taiwan, the word “oolong” literally means “black dragon” in Chinese. Mythology One of the best known varieties of Oolong […]

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How to Make Your Campus Fair Trade

Fair Trade and Systemic Change As the Fair Trade movement continues to grow, people are seeking innovative ways to bring the benefits of Fair Trade to more producers while increasing awareness at home. Students in particular have begun to realize that their personal decision to purchase Fair Trade products as often as possible, while noble, […]

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Tea Basics 106: What is Green Tea?

Green tea is rapidly growing in popularity throughout the West because of its association with a healthy lifestyle. Green tea has been featured in more scientific studies related to the health benefits of tea than all the other four varieties combined. The cultural descendant of ancient Chinese and Japanese tea production practices, Green teas are uniquely […]

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Tea Basics 105: What is Black Tea?

What is black tea? Black tea is far and away the most popular variety of tea  in North America. There are several factors that contribute to its elevated status here, not least among them is the fact that most iced teas use black tea as a base. Over 80% of all tea consumed in North […]

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Tea Basics 104: Stages of Tea Production

All true teas (white, green, oolong, black, and pu’erh) come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The amount that the leaves are allowed to oxidize after they have been plucked is what distinguishes the varieties of tea from one another. The following are the basic steps of Orthodox tea production. Future posts will delve more […]

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QTrade Teas & Herbs Expands to Larger Facility

We are pleased to announce that QTrade Teas & Herbs is expanding to a new facility in Cerritos California in order to better serve our clients. The new building will allow QTrade to double its inventory capacity to 3.5 million lbs for specialty and organic teas, as well as herbs and spices. The move will […]

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