Author Archives: Elizabeth Dobos

Matcha Madness Cocktails by Ito En

Matcha has taken the world by storm. You can start your day with a matcha latte and a matcha doughnut, have a matcha smoothie for lunch and round off the evening with one of these delectable matcha cocktails. Here are some tasty cocktails by Ito En that incorporate their matcha LOVE tea. Matcha Vice...

Budding Products: Hampstead Tea, B Sweet, TISANE TEAS

Bagged tea news Hampstead Tea Adds To Its Herbal Teas London-based Hampstead Tea has two new herbal teas it is adding to its existing collection. The new blends are Lavender & Valeria and Honeybush & Vanilla. Hampstead Tea utilizes biodynamic herbs and spices from around the world. It hopes these creative blends will be...

Budding Products: Hoogly Tea, Mighty Leaf Tea, Mister Donut

Specialty Tea News Hoogly Tea Launches ‘Hygge’ Teas Hoogly Tea is a new brand of teas that just launched in the U.K. Hoogly Tea was inspired by the Danish principle of “hygge,” which means: a feeling of well-being and warmth. The company carries a variety of fair trade, ethically sourced teas, according to HooglyTea.com....

Tea Forest in Hawaii Establishes a New Standard of Quality

Big Island Tea produces tea using sustainable farming practices that respect and support Hawaii’s diverse ecosystem, resulting in an exceptionally high quality tea. Eliah Halpenny moved to Hawaii in 2001 from Canada to join her husband, Cam Muir, who had accepted a post-doctorate genetics research position at the University of Hawaii. Being Canadian, Halpenny...

The Rise of US and UK Tea Markets Explored

Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson penned A Social History of Tea (Benjamin Press, 2014), which covers the various shifts in tea culture in the United Kingdom and the United States. The popularity of tea in the U.K. and the U.S. ebbed and flowed during the 20th century, according to Pettigrew and Richardson in their...

Argo Tea Tests Cashless Cafes

Argo Tea is going cashless at four of its cafes and would like to apply this business operations method to the rest of its 49 cafes. This sparks the questions of whether this marks the beginning of a trend of other retailers eliminating the option of cash from their customer transactions and if it...

Budding Products: Bigelow, VitaCup, Village Tea Company

Bagged Tea News Girl Scout Cookie Teas Return Bigelow has brought back two tea flavors that were inspired by Girl Scout cookies: Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut. A licensing agreement between Bigelow and Girl Scouts of the USA made the blends possible, which were initially introduced in 2015. “Once a Girl Scout, always...

Taylors of Harrogate Wins Queen’s Award for Supply Chain

Taylors of Harrogate and its sister company Bettys Café Tea Rooms received a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development on April 21 for their sustainable tea and coffee supply chain, according to a company press release. The Queen’s Award honors Bettys and Taylors’ socially responsible sourcing of tea and coffee and the positive impact on...

Coffee, Tea and Juice Co-Brand Under One Roof

­­ Beverage brands have figured out there is strength in numbers. Companies are collaborating to create co-branding concepts to meet more customer needs at one location. JAB Holding Co., the parent company of Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels is co-branding with Argo Tea. Additionally, DRNK coffee + tea and Qwench juice bar are...