Author Archives: Jenna Blumenfeld

Unboxed: 9 New Teas That Inspire

Inspired tea and herbal tisane products invigorate the category.   Whether loose-leaf, bagged or ready-to-drink, tea of all forms has been a staple category in natural retail stores for decades. Tea’s reputation as a daily health ritual has boded well for the category. According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., tea can be...

Unique Beverages at Expo West

Natural brands continue to disrupt the coffee and tea categories. At Natural Products Expo West 2017, we spotted coffee soda, coffee leaf tea, bamboo leaf tea, Kenyan purple tea, coffee and tea brewed in coconut water, beer-tea shandy, dissolvable tea and coffee powders, pour-overs, compostable pods, and plenty of cold brew, to name just...

How Tea Brand JusTea Innovates With Direct Supply and Transparency

Charities working in underdeveloped countries have the capacity to do incredible work. From improving food security to increasing access to healthcare and education, the nonprofit sector can make much-needed change. But as Paul Bain and his father Grayson Bain discovered, if the funding dries up, so does the ability to provide aid. Business, the...