Author Archives: Elizabeth Dobos

Budding Products: Ellis Island Tropical Tea, Tejava in Plastic Bottles, Thai Tea Ice Cream

RTD tea news Ellis Island Tropical Tea is authentically Jamaican Reality show “Queen Boss,” which centers around female African-American entrepreneurs, chose tea maker Nailah Ellis-Brown as its first winner reports Crain’s. Centric TV’s reality show featured 18 contestants who were gradually eliminated over a three-month period. The judges raved about Ellis-Brown’s hibiscus tea and...

Turmeric in Tea is Trending

The West continues to take note from th­­e East as turmeric popped up across tea brands showcasing at Natural Products Expo West earlier this month in Anaheim, California. Much has been written about the benefits of turmeric, which could explain its surge in popularity among tea producers. Ayurvedic documentation from India shows the usage...

The Red Robe Tea House is China Town’s Jewel

The Red Robe Tea House & Café brings authentic Southern Chinese culture to Portland, Oregon, while still appealing to Western preferences. “I combined the traditional Chinese and Western tastes,” said co-owner Pearl Zhang. “I also came up with this using both creativity and delicacy.” Customers who dine there get an all-encompassing Cantonese cultural experience....

Matcha Beer Fits St. Paddy’s Day to a “Tea”

How about some green beer for St. Patrick’s Day? This beer is not just some Budweiser with food coloring added. It is a mix of Yebisu beer and Kyoto green tea. This bright green cocktail is called the Matsuri, which is usually the Japanese term for “festival.” In this case, Matsuri is written by...

Budding Products: Fogdog Cold Brew, TEAPY Cup

RTD tea news Fogdog Introduces Cold Brew Teas Fogdog Cold Brew, a San Francisco Bay Area startup formed in 2016, launched cold brew tea and coffee earlier this year. Fogdog produced the beverages with a hydrodynamic cold extraction process in which fast-moving water at a temperature of 38 degrees extracts rich flavors from tea....

3 Tea Trends to Watch out for at Natural Products Expo West

Numerous tea companies plan to present new and innovative products at Natural Products Expo West March 9-11 in Anaheim, California. Here are three emerging trends we have noticed pre-expo: Bagged Benefits Tea fans certainly know the benefits of teas and herbal infusions. Now, more and more tea companies boast the benefits with collections geared...

Budding Products: Argo Tea, Nestea, Teavana, Pocky

Specialty tea news Argo Tea has a New Wellness Collection Argo Tea introduces the Wellness Collection, its newest loose-leaf tea line. Five teas are in the collection: Energized, Empower, Detox, Relax and Renew. The blends are formulated to support good health. The teas contain green or black tea, or herbal infusions of rooibos or...