First Tea in Nespresso Capsules

LOGO-CornishTeaThe Cornish Tea Company has introduced the first Nespresso-style capsules containing tea.

Duncan Bond, managing director of the firm said the capsules are a logical addition to the company’s line of tea in single-serve filter pods.

“We are terrifically proud to be the first tea brand in the world to be launching a Nespresso-compatible capsule. It’s never been done before and it has tremendous global potential,” Bond told the Daily Mail of London.

Dualit, which packs its own line of tea, will produce the capsules at a new $1.5 million factory. Dualit successfully challenged Nespresso in the British courts to win the right to manufacture capsules that can be used in Nespresso’s line of brewers. Dualit produces a line of kettles, coffee makers, blenders, and mixers as well as radios, microwaves and toasters.

Up to this point only coffee was filled into the Nespresso-compatible capsules but Dualit’s Managing Director Leslie Gort-Barten, said the Cornish Tea Company is a “perfect partner for the project.”

The Cornish Tea Company, founded in 2012 and based in Looe, Cornwall, will sell capsules for 44 cents. In England, tagless tea bags sell for about 3 cents each.

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Learn more about tea in capsules at World Tea Expo, at Dan’s presentation Single Serve: Tea in an Instant from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 7.

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