Author Archives: Elizabeth Dobos

To Microwave or Not? Tea Debate Re-heats up

Would you like a spot of tea … microwaved? Nuking a meal in the microwave is usually not considered to be the best way to enhance flavor or preserve nutrients in food preparation. So, who could have guessed that heating tea in a microwave actually has some benefits? In 2012, food scientist Quan Vuong,...

Budding Products: The Republic of Tea, Starbucks, KitchenAid

­­Specialty Tea News The Republic of Tea Debuts Woman-focused Line SuperHerb Teas for Women by The Republic of Tea are made from botanicals that have been used for centuries to support their health and lifecycle. The new collection has three blends: Organic Fenugreek SuperHerb Tea: A caffeine-free blend of fenugreek and cinnamon. Fenugreek has...

Iced Tea Entry for Global Tea Championship is Open

Iced tea product entry is now open for the Global Tea Championship happening in May. Professional tea experts will evaluate the entries in a blind test May 11-12. A numerical value on a scale from 1 to 100 will be assigned to each tea after all of the tea’s characteristics are taken into consideration....

Beauty and the Beast Inspires Tea Interest Worldwide

The live-action Beauty and the Beast film comeback has infiltrated the world of tea across the globe. The classic story features Belle, a young woman held captive in a castle by a beast. While there, she befriends the castle’s staff. A close friend and confidant of hers is a teapot named Mrs. Potts, who...

Loose Leaf Tea, Convenience Stores and Hockey Unite

What do loose leaf tea, convenience stores and hockey all have in common? The Village Tea Company, On the Move convenience stores and the Florida Panthers are partnering up for a loose leaf tea promotion. Their collective goal is to expose more Americans to high-quality loose leaf tea and its many benefits. Single-serve displays...

SodaStream Now Offers Herbal and Fruit Blends

SodaStream recently debuted a set of fruit and herbal infusions. SodaStream manufactures sparkling water makers that turn flat water into sparkling water in seconds. Flavoring is then added to the sparkling water to create a flavored beverage. Original flavors highlighted traditional soda flavors such as cola, root beer and cream soda. Now the company...

RTD Tea Market Is Growing Faster Than Soda

Ready-to-drink teas are steadily increasing in popularity among consumers and sales are expected to continue to grow. The ready-to-drink tea market grew by 40 percent between 2011 and 2016, according to a report by Zenith Global, a beverage consultancy. The average annual growth rate of RTD teas is 7 percent. Its growth has far...

Nepal Tea’s Kickstarter Campaign Exceeds Goal

Nepal Tea is a certified organic specialty tea supplier that helps improve the lives of Nepali tea farmers and children. Founded in 2016, the Jersey City, New Jersey-based company recently implemented a Kickstarter campaign to grow its social project. Founder Nishchal Banskota and Sashreek Shrestha created the campaign and set the fundraising goal at...