The London Tea History Assc


August 13, 2016

Press Release 



  • ·         After a successful presence at the 2015 edition, Tea Board of India doubles the size of the pavilion at the 2016 edition
  • ·         Mumbai World Tea & Coffee Expo establishes itself as the voice of the Industry and the gateway to the Indian markets


As a part of its aggressive strategy to promote domestic and global tea trade, the Tea Board of India - apex Tea body under the Ministry of Commerce - has booked a large Pavilion at the forthcoming World Tea and Coffee Expo (WTCE) to be held at
Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, INDIA
from 20th – 22nd October 2016. With the expo becoming the definite platform for the hot beverage sector to meet and transact business deals, the Tea Board of India has doubled its pavilion size for 2016 as compared to 2015. This reflects not only the strong growth potential of the Indian markets but also of the board’s commitment to ensure healthy growth of the Tea sector.

Tea Board of India is at the forefront of making India the leading producer and supplier of quality tea in the global market and also works towards the upliftment of this vital sector encouraging use of latest technology, devising export policies, ensuring labor welfare and spreading awareness on Sustainability issues. A few initiatives of the Board include accident insurance scheme for plantation workers, launching of e-auction to bring uniformity in rules across all auction centres and Fetching better prices to sellers/growers, participating in WTCE, encouraging farming of Tea in newer areas like North India etc.

 With serious buyers from entire India and from across the globe converging at the Mumbai World Tea & Coffee Expo ( every year, the Expo gives a push to the Tea sector in both domestic and international markets. WTCE comprises of an Expo, a 2-day high level conference and Workshops on tea & coffee. WTCE has become the ideal launch pad for new products especially by SMEs who don’t have big budgets. The show is attended in a big way by the HoRECA sector as also Retailers, Wholesalers, Importers/Exporters, Chain stores, F&B managers, Spa managers, Hotels / Hotel Chains, Vendors/Suppliers, Grocers, Resorts, Tea & Coffee houses, Spices Manufacturers and allied professionals. The Indian markets have matured to a great extent as seen from the rise in the demand for specialty tea and surge in exclusive Tea retail chains.

 WTCE is successful in bringing together the industry leaders under a single roof and determines trends, creates awareness on optimization of product lines, enables networking with peers, industry stalwarts, academia and government officials. The Expo is organized by Sentinel Exhibitions Asia P Ltd [SEA], a part of the Sentinel media group. For further information please log onto or call in +91 22 28625131 or email to


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August 31 2015


In the summer of 2014 some tea brokers and planters visited the City of London to look at the "Tea Trail" as outlined in Edward Bramah's book.

They were surprised and disheartened to find that there was no public record or evidence that The Tea Trade had been actively involved in the City for over 350 years.

They set about trying to rectify this situation and looked at the possibility of having bronze plaques placed in strategic areas on a tea walk, such as St Katherine's Dock and Plantation Place (Originally Plantation House), where the Tea Auctions had taken place for many years as well as a third plaque, possibly in the area around Sir John Lyon House where the Auctions moved to in 1971 until 2000.

In 2015 this group aims to raise £30,000 and plan to have three plaques :

First        St Katherine Dock

Second  Plantation House

Third      Sir John Lyons House

Their web site is

The London Tea History Association will happily accept Donations to this worthy cause.   

Please make a cheque payable to : “London Tea History Association” and post to :

Denys C. Shortt OBE,
Chief Executive
DCS Group UK Ltd

1, Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford-upon-Avon  CV37 9YL



April 24 2015

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