Why Grow Tea in the US - Why Now

Day & Time: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Historically the USA has been unsuccessful in creating a tea growing industry - so why are so many newbie growers now planting tea?  Are they crazy? - or have the seen the light?  What has changed to make US tea growing work at last?
  • What are the drivers behind the artisanal specialty tea growing trend?
  • How have these affected specialty tea growing around the world?
  • What's happening now in the USA?
  • What's happening now in California?
  • The importance of the UC Davis Global Tea Initiative to specialty tea globally 
 Nigel Melican (Teacraft Ltd) and Mark Gaskell (UC - ANR) will explain, discuss, and answer your questions. Tea sage James Norwood Pratt will help moderate the discussion.