Despite the advent of tea pods and other competition, traditional tea bag sales are holding their own, aided in part by sustainable-sourcing efforts. Retail tea sales grew 2% last year to $2.15 billion, according to the Tea Association of the USA, New York. While that's not huge growth, it's impressive in light of these recessionary times and new tea evolutions, like ready-to-drink tea, tea drinks at foodservice establishments, and new delivery methods like single-serve pods used to brew ...

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