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Sophie’s Cuppa Tea is Part of the New Oakland

What do blockbuster film Black Panther, basketball superstar Steph Curry, and Sophie’s Cuppa Tea have in common? One word: Oakland. The other city by the bay has come into its own—Black Panther opens and closes in Oakland, Golden State Warriors great Curry is an international name, and Sophie’s exemplifies the premium tea destinations popping...

5 New Ways to Serve Rooibos

Rooibos has long been enjoyed in South Africa, and now Americans and Europeans are appreciating the brew in various formats. Here are five creative ways to serve rooibos. Rooibos Espresso and Lattes In March, Starbucks Europe launched two Rooibos Lattes: the Starbucks Rooibos Latte and the Red Apple Rooibos Latte, which quickly garnered high...

Budding Products: RTD Cascara, Chai and Rooibos

Peloton Launches RTD Cascara Tea West Chester, Pennsylvania-based coffee company Peloton formulated a new line of four ready-to-drink cascara teas. Cascara is the Spanish word for “husk” and is the name used for the dried skins that encompass coffee beans. It is full of antioxidants gleaned from chlorogenic acid, while containing less caffeine than...

This Home Brewer is Built to Do it All

Kickstarter is the birthplace of many devices, clever ideas all, but littered in the aftermath are many tales in which donors funded a product only to see it fail to materialize. That is why some viewed with skepticism the launch last week of PicoBrew’s combination craft beer maker that brews kombucha and makes juice...

Budding Products: More Matcha for Summertime

Pinkberry Introduces ‘A Perfect Matcha’ Scottsdale, Arizona-based Pinkberry launched a new frozen beverage just in time for summer. A Perfect Matcha is a perfect match of Pinkberry’s new Green Tea Lemonade frozen yogurt, pineapple and mango toppings and a sprinkle of matcha powder. It will be available through June 21. “The vibrant new Green...

Boun-tea-ful Teas, Gifts and Events Mark Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13, is Mother’s Day and companies are offering new teas and gift sets especially for moms, who will surely be filled with warmth in more than one way. Here is what is trending. Mother’s Day Tea Blends Fortnum & Mason created a Mother’s Day Blend of Sri Lankan black tea fennel seed,...

Budding Products: Clever New Teapots

Darth Vader Shaped Tea Kettle by The Fowndry Banbury, England-based The Fowndry introduced a Star Wars-inspired Darth Vader-shaped tea kettle. Its silhouette resembles Darth Vader’s cape and helmet and is complete with a light saber-shaped handle. This officially licensed, stainless-steel stovetop kettle is 9 inches by 7 inches and holds 1.7 liters of water...

Brands and Makers Say ‘Yes’ to Royal-tea Wedding

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to take place May 19 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in London, England. The wedding will begin at 7 a.m. Eastern Time. Tea and other products are emerging amid the celebratory buzz: Harney & Sons released its Royal Wedding tea blend,...

Budding Products: Kombucha Launches from Small Batch to Big Box

GT’s Living Foods Launches Bloom for Spring Earlier this month, GT’s Living Foods introduced its limited-edition springtime-inspired kombucha called Bloom. This seasonal flavor is a light, floral mixture of elderflower, jasmine and violet. It will be available in stores nationwide through June 30. GT’s is partnering with Born This Way Foundation while Bloom is...

Budding Products: Companies Present Yerba Mate Cold and Twisted

SToK Debuts Cold Brew Yerba Mate DanonWave, which is headquartered in White Plains, New York, and Broomfield, Colorado, introduced STōK Yerba Mate Cold Brew Tea. SToK is known for coffee and is proud to grow its offerings. “At STōK, we are obsessed with great coffee,” Lindsey Morgan, director of Marketing for STōK said via...