Dan Bolton

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Tea Biz Podcast and Blog offers context and insight for beverage professionals in real-time. It is closely tied to a LinkedIn Group of the same name to make it convenient to comment. Topics chosen are of interest to senior executives, tea retailers, tea sommeliers, growers and processors, importers and exporters, tea researchers, marketers, brokers and auction specialists, government officials, tea boards and associations, and those involved in transportation and logistics as well as attorneys, legislators and specialists spanning the supply chain.

The intent is to draw from the deep well of experience of those in the tea lands to enrich the understanding of all.


I write daily news briefs for the Tea Biz Podcast and contribute regularly to Tea Journey Magazine as well as providing feature articles that appear in STiR, The European Speciality Tea Association newsletter, and World Tea News where I was Editor and Publisher. I have traveled widely the past t12 years speaking on retail beverage trends in Canada and the United States at conferences in Dubai, UAE, World Tea Expo (nine presentations), the Canada Coffee & Tea Show; Coffeefest; World Tea East, The Melbourne Tea Festival and at the Tea Research Center Centennial - Toklai (2011). In addition to presentations at the Xiamen Tea Fair and India International Tea Convention in Goa. My work has appeared in Beverage Bulletin, Patterson's Beverage Journal, Cheers, Fresh Cup (RIP), and Specialty Coffee Retailer (RIP), and Tea Magazine (RIP) where I was editor and publisher.


Contact me with consulting opportunities, invitations to speak, and opportunities to educate beverage retailers as well as writing assignments, market research projects, investor briefs, and presentations.

  • Work
    • Editor | Publisher | Freelance Writer | Consultant
  • Education
    • BS Kansas State University