Author Archives: Elizabeth Dobos

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...

7 Ways Twinings Tea Drives Positive Change

Twinings Tea ultimately aims to improve social conditions across the tea industry and be the catalyst for systemic change through its Sourced with Care Program. The tea company elaborated on its efforts in the Twinings Social Impact Report 2016. Twinings sources its tea internationally from plantations and small farms in various countries, including China,...

The Tilted Teacup: A Piece of England in Florida

Set on a historic property and featuring events to match, the Tilted Teacup Tea Room & Boutique strives to give customers an authentic English tea experience. The owners, Aimee and John Gans, opened the Tilted Teacup in 2012 and business has been growing ever since. John Gans, a former US Army mechanic, said he...

Teas on Tap by Rishi Tea

Rishi Tea recently debuted craft brew teas on tap in its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hometown to reach a new kind of customer. The organic sparkling tap tea comes in two flavors: Runner’s High and Sparkling Turmeric. Both are unique blends with different purposes. Runner’s High contains green tea and yerba mate, as well as hibiscus...

Global Tea Championship Takes Place Feb. 25-26

The Global Tea Championship is right around the corner. Tea purveyors will put their work in front of a panel of judges meeting in Colorado to see which will become the Fall Hot (Loose Leaf) Tea and Packaged Single Service tea champions. The four February competition judges, Scott Svihula, Suzette Hammond, Richard Enticott and...

Meet the Global Tea Championship Judges

The Global Tea Championship’s Fall Hot (Loose Leaf) and Single Serve competitions will take place February 25-26, 2017. These four tea industry experts will be judging 245 teas. They have established themselves in the world of tea and all have unique stories to tell and specialized knowledge to bring to the competition.   Kelly...

Richard Enticott, Global Tea Championship judge

Richard Enticott brings more than 25 years of experience in the tea industry to the Global Tea Championship. He owns Meridian Trading Company, which supplies botanical ingredients to customers around the world. World Tea News asked him more about his background. What sparked your interest in tea? Growing up in England, I became a...

Suzette Hammond, Global Tea Championship Judge

Suzette Hammond brings more than 13 years of experience in tea retail and wholesale to the Global Tea Championship. She founded Being Tea, an independent consultancy offering training and program development. World Tea News asked her more about her background. What sparked your interest in tea? Initially, my professional background was journalism, as a...