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Here’s the Tea: Mane and Akbar Are Teaming Up for Extracts

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Mane has announced a strategic partnership with tea trader Akbar Brothers to provide high-end tea and coffee extracts.

The JV entity, Ethical Extracts, will produce all-natural premium Ceylon tea extracts, as well as focusing on specialty coffee. Mane’s Strategic Development Center in Singapore will work in coordination with the group’s other development centers to create the products.

“This partnership creates a unique positioning in the beverage segment with an ability to create even single origin/single estate portfolio of tastes and aromas with 100% traceability and sustainability,” said president and CEO Jean M. Mane. “With access to the world’s best teas and most modern extraction technology at source, combined with Mane’s 150 years of expertise in creating world class food and beverage solutions, this partnership shall foster development of new and innovative natural beverage ingredients that could herald an exciting chapter as much for the customers as for both Akbar and Mane.”

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