World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

Botanical Raw Materials – Production, Purchasing & Quality Control Basics

  • Tuesday, 06/13/2017: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Room: N237
  • Session Number:  CS23


Whether you’re a retailer or a branded products manufacturer you will benefit from this dive into the fascinating world of botanical raw material production, purchasing and quality management. We’ll review many of the challenges and finer points of procuring botanical ingredients along with ideas how to manage them, highlighting several popular fruit and herbal tea ingredients as examples along the way. Herbs and spices used in beverage products are enjoying record growth in much of the world due to their diverse health and sensory properties. While these amazing botanicals are not derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, they are governed by many of the same principals when it comes to production, purchasing and quality management at the wholesale and retail levels.

Learning Objectives

Production, Purchasing, and Quality Control Basics
From this session you will come away with a knowledge of how plants become tea ingredients and a solid understanding of how to go about obtaining the optimal botanical raw materials in terms of quality and safety for your products and enterprise.