Green tea most popular tea type on Twitter during Q1 2020, says GlobalData

When you are not enjoying a glass of wine, or maybe a beer or cocktail, what non-alcoholic drink do you enjoy?  I received this press release from GlobalData letting us know it is green tea.  I do enjoy green tea.  Here is the press release.  I hope you find it informative.


Tea is one of the highly mentioned trends, holding 14% share of the overall conversations related to non-alcoholic beverages among the leading industry experts on Twitter during the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. 

An analysis of GlobalData’s Non-Alcoholic Experts Influencer Platform, which tracks leading industry influencers and their discussions pertaining to emerging trends, insights and overviews, new fields of innovation and technology, and other popular areas on Twitter, revealed green tea as the most mentioned tea type among popular tea-related conversations on Twitter, with 31% share of discussions in Q1. The conversations on green tea were majorly led by its health benefits like boosting detoxification process and metabolism and building immunity, which has become a new mantra for consumers going for ‘organic’ products. 

Namrata Sain, Consumer Insights Analyst at GlobalData, says: “Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the powerful antioxidant present in green tea has become a key driver of innovation and change in the on-trade tea market. Categorically offering manufacturers the chance to premiumize their offerings, leveraging the unique anti-cancerous and anti-viral property of green tea, as well as natural and sustainable labels that feed into consumers’ perception of ‘high quality and ‘clean label’.” 


In terms of intensity of conversations, green tea is followed by matcha tea, contributing 16% share of discussions. Black tea generated 12% share, followed by kombucha and milk tea with 11% and 9% share of discussions respectively.  

Lori Shemek, Diet and Nutrition expert, emerged as the top contributor in tea-related conversations on Twitter, followed by L,esego Semenya, Founder at LesDaChef Culinary Solutions and Niamh Shields, Food and Travel writer. The conversations from Lori Shemek were largely focussed on various tea ingredients and their potential health benefits. 

Sain concludes: “Driven by the unique sensory experience and incorporation of functional ingredients like kombucha and matcha, fusion tea drinks have emerged as a huge sensation among tea-lovers and health-conscious individuals. Moreover, the aforementioned innovations also help in rebranding tea with an enhanced focus on the experience of drinking and substantial flavors to keep consumers intrigued.” 

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Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates Chinatown on November 23

If you enjoy exploring different parts of Vancouver, and trying out different restaurants, why not buy tickets to Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates in Chinatown?  Details from Vancouver Foodster are below.  Will I see you there?


Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Chinatown. This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

Registration: tba- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants:



Klaus’s Kaffe Haus

291 E. Pender Street


Twitter: @KandJFoodTruck

Cuisine: Austrian

Klaus’s Kaffee Haus is a unique place offering the best hand-made strudel with assorted fillings (sweet & savory).

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Lisa Lou’s Cbocolate Bar

1007 Main Street


Twitter: @Lisa_Lous

Cuisine: Dessert shop

Handcrafted Chocolate, Caramels, Ice Creams, Pastries & Cheesecake complete with Espresso Bar, from scratch Iced Teas, Cold Brew and Floats.


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Bodega on Main 

1014 Main Street



Cuisine: Spanish tapas

Vancouver’s newest Spanish Tapa Bar and Lounge serving traditional Spanish cuisine using our family recipes with a modern twist.



Treasure Green Tea 

227 East Georgia Street

Twitter: @TreasureGreen_T


Cuisine: Chinese Tea House

Second-generation tea master, Olivia Cheung runs the tea shop, Established in 1981 by Olivia’s father, Treasure Green Tea Company is the first authentic Chinese tea shop in Vancouver, they are celebrating 35 years this year.



Le Tigre Cuisine Food Truck

(location to be announced)


Twitter: @LeTigreTruck

Cuisine: Modern Chinese

Modern Asian food truck with kickass dishes from Chef Clement Chan & Chef Steve Kuan .


Propaganda Coffee

209 East Pender Street

Instagram: propagandacoffee

Twitter: @ppgdacoffee


Cuisine: Coffee/Cafe

Stylish cafe featuring Elysian and Phil & Sebastian coffee.


Early-Bird Tickets: $33 per person before November 10, 2016

Advance Tickets: $45 per person after November 10, 2016

Regular Tickets $60 per person after November 20, 2016

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Vancouver Foodster Presents the 2nd Annual Tasting Plates Vancouver Downtown Edition

Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates 2nd annual Downtown EditionHow fast one year goes by and we are into the next year.  Vancouver Foodster is having his 2nd Annual Tasting Plates – Downtown Edition on February 20, 2013. I attended the Inaugural Tasting Plates downtown and had fun walking and talking with my friend.  This is an event you want to share with friend or significant other.  This year Vancouver Foodster has also added a music component, so you can eat with your ears and your eyes, but don’t listen too much, you don’t want to be too full for other courses 🙂

Here is the announcement. Enjoy!


Vancouver, BC – Prepare to experience some of the newest and tastiest offerings on Wednesday, February 20 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm as Vancouver Foodster, Vancouver’s essential online food and drink guide, presents the 2nd annual“Tasting Plates Vancouver” Downtown Edition .

Live music has been added this year and will be featured at the Vancouver Fanclub (which is also our registration spot) starting at 5:30pm.

Participating restaurants will offer tasting plates of their food to the guests, thereby showcasing their restaurant and promoting their food and chefs.

The event is a roving tour that brings guests to the participating restaurants, cafes & food trucks, throughout the evening and they will by moped, bike, driving, transit, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling. around downtown including Coal Harbour and the West End.

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community
  • Registration: Vancouver Fanclub at 1050 Granville Street -this is where guests will show us their printed or digital tickets and will pick up their Tasting Plates Map Cards.

Participating restaurants include:

Pink Elephant Thai
Lolita`s Cantina
Zachary`s on Robson
Betty on Burrard
Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery
Soho Road Food Truck
Soirette Macaron & Tea 
Vancouver Fanclub

Tickets are available for purchase online only at

Advance Tickets: $35 per person (eventbrite fee extra). $100 for 4 pak of tickets or $135 for 6 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pak or a 6 pak (eventbrite fee extra). Tickets $45 per person (eventbrite fee extra) after February 17th. Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants). $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support one of our charity partners – tba

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket.  Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc

“When I first started Vancouver Foodster over 3-1/2 years ago, it was because I had a great passion for food and wanted to share it with the public,” explains Richard Wolak, Editor and Publisher of Vancouver Foodster. ‘Tasting Plates Vancouver’ is a chance for people to try something different, foods from restaurants, food trucks, cafés and bakeries in Vancouver!” Richard Wolak

Highlights from Vancouver Foodsters Noodle Mania #NoodleManiaYVR

Shaktea Noodle Mania starting point

Shaktea Noodle Mania starting point

On Sunday @vanfoodster had his inaugural Noodle Mania event. It spread across 10 restaurants in Vancouver. It was quite fun as the food was varied.  There were noodle dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, and China, as well as North American favourites from way back, like mac & cheese.   The restaurants available for us to sample on this day were:

I spent 3 hrs eating and driving to these places, but I did not get to visit them all.  Sorry to Mac Shack, Yaletown l’Antipasto, and Urban Thai Bistro.  I did see good tweets about your restaurants.

Of the restaurants I did visit, my Ultimate Favourite was Chau Veggie Express! They offered 2 dishes for us to sample: Soft Tropical Rainstorm, and Sliding down the Sanddunes.  Nice names; sounds like names of songs from Zamfir, but the food was really tasty. The Soft Tropical Rainstorm was a warm noodle dish with a coconut cream sauce, shredded veggies, and crispy shallots.  I did like the creaminess of this dish along with the bright herb flavours and the crunch of the shallots.  Equally good was the Sliding Down the Sanddunes, a Tom Yum type soup.  Lemongrass & ginger, peanut spiced broth, assorted tofus, lotus root slices and greens.  The lemon grass made the broth and I did like to crunch into the lotus root.  I will be back to Chau Veggie Express.

Chau VeggiExpress

Chau VeggiExpress Soft Tropical Rainstorm and Sliding down the Sanddunes

Other dishes I particularly enjoyed:

  • Bob Likes Thai Food’s Kanom Jeen (Noodles with a fish curry sauce).  I had never had, or heard of, this Thai rice noodle dish before.  It is a combination of noodles, fish curry (finely ground), vegetables and spices.  I found a recipe online. There were so many different flavours and textures in this dish. It was really quite amazing.
  • Fets Bar & Grill’s Cajun Cream Chicken on Linguini. This is quite a spicy dish.  The cream sauce is quite light so you won’t feel like napping after eating it.  The spice doesn’t burn your mouth, like a Thai dish would.  The spice is black/white pepper at the back of your throat.  Grab a beer at the Bar to wash it down.  They also have a wide selection of whisky.  Mine was one aged in a Brandy cask.

Fets Bar and Grill Cajun Cream Chicken and Mac n Cheese

Fets Bar and Grill Cajun Cream Chicken and Mac n Cheese

Fets Bar and Grill whiskys

Fets Bar and Grill whiskys

Bob Likes Thai Food Kanom Jeen

Bob Likes Thai Food Kanom Jeen

Shaktea on Main Street was the starting point for this event.  Even though they did not have a noodle dish, we were offered to sample from 3 different teas.  I tried the cinnamon roobios tea.  I enjoyed it.  It had a long finish with cinnamon and vanilla.  Thanks again to @vanfoodster for hosting this event, and all the other events for the foodie community.