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Will Starbucks' Move to Sell Tea in China Boost Its Stock Price?

Starbucks ( SBUX) is trying to focus lots of attention on how it's selling tea in China. In March the Seattle-based coffee chain announced it would take its Teavana brand to China, and this week it's talking about how it's offering the brand in all its 6,200 stores in Asia.

At first whiff, this seems a bit like bringing coal to Newcastle, England. After all, China is the birthplace of tea. What's more, Starbucks' push comes as other American food chains such as McDonald's (MCD) and those owned by Yum! Brands (YUM) are starting to pull...