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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...

Budding Products: News from Teavana, Republic of Tea, Bigelow

Specialty tea news Limited time Teavana Winterberry Green Tea returns Back for its third season, Teavana Winterberry Green Tea is full of fruity flavors, including strawberries, apples and sliced citrus, the company announced in a Feb. 6 press release. It’s sprinkled with floral notes of marigold petal, rose hip and hibiscus that soften and...

Sun Bright Tea Presents Toxic-Free Honey Black Tea

Sun Bright Tea on Jan. 20 launched its new Honey Black Tea, which is processed to keep tea leaf particles intact. Traditional tea production involves grinding the leaves. The unique processing of the tea contributes to Honey Black Tea’s full-bodied taste, the company said via press release. Sun Bright Tea starts with black tea,...

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...

A New Kind of Sweetener

Israeli company Lampados International this week launches Liteez, a dual-purpose low-calorie sweetener for hot drinks that can also be enjoyed as a sweet treat. Shaped like a meringue kiss, each 1-calorie Liteez contains a fraction of the calories of a teaspoon of sugar. Its plant-based formula makes it healthier than most hot drink sweeteners....

Tea Forte Introduces New SIPSCRIPTIONS

Tea Forte introduces SIPSCRIPTIONS, a collection of organic teas to support body and mind. SIPSCRIPTIONS is comprised of: REBOOT Tea for energy, RESULTS Tea for fitness, REGROUP Tea for detox, RESIST Tea for wellness, and RETREAT Tea for relaxation. These new teas are available in Tea Forte’s signature Pyramid Infusers, single steeps, and Loose...

The Republic of Tea Turns 25

Specialty tea company The Republic of Tea this month celebrates its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new, celebratory blend, Ginger Peach Chocolate Truffle Black Tea. The family-owned business, which focuses on natural and healthy premium teas and herbs, has grown from its initial 21 teas to now offering more than 300 loose...

Gourmia Single-Button Brewer

Loose leaf at the push of a button inspired makers of capsule brewers to include teas in their K-Cup lineups but sales slumped in 2016 due in part to the temperamental nature of specialty tea. In response, several manufacturers have incorporated brewing vessels that fully immerse tea leaves regardless of size and style. Countertop...

Tea Sommelier App

The Australian Tea Masters has launched a tea sommelier app designed as the ultimate quick-resource tool for enthusiasts and tea professionals. The $5.49 app is the work of Sharyn Johnston, founder of the Australian Tea Masters, a well-respected tea sommelier, and author of the 289-page Tea Sommelier Book, a training manual that offers Australian,...

Guidebooks Point the Way to Ching Ching CHA

The Lonely Planet guidebook describes Ching Ching CHA as an “airy, Zen-like teahouse.” Fodor’s calls it “a teahouse where tranquility reigns supreme.” And the Zagat Survey reports that visitors find it “cheaper than a massage but almost as effective.” With glowing notices like that, owner Ching Ching Wong, known as Hollie, doesn’t need to...