Author Archives: Elizabeth Dobos

Cold Brew Teas Gain Ground

The cold-brew tea trend does not show signs of slowing down. Mainstream coffee retailers like Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and Dunkin’ Brands began selling cold-brew coffee in recent years and cold-brew tea is close behind as it gains visibility in the retail sphere and popularity among consumers. Ito En is one prominent tea...

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...