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

Tea at the Crossroads: Conventional or Green?

  • Thursday, 06/15/2017: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room: N237
  • Session Number:  CS26


Notwithstanding the Chemical versus Organic agriculture debate, now the “green” growers of tea are dividing into Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic camps – with impressive certificates to verify their zeal.  Just what is the difference between these methods?  Which is best?  How valid are certificates and seals?  Which, if any, system should you support?  Which system will win out in the end?  And which is better for the future of tea?

Learning Objectives

• The basis difference between the competing systems
• What the certificates claim and what you can expect
• Which systems can cope with an ever-increasing demand for tea
• Which systems are tenable in an under resourced world
• How tea growing might look in 30-years’ time


Nigel Melican

Managing Director
Teacraft Ltd.