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Burma Love Creates Jobs From Beloved Salad Products

Popular San Francisco-based restaurant Burma Superstar launched a product line inspired by its fermented tea leaf salad and created jobs for Burmese farmers. Customers stand in line for hours to taste the popular fermented tea leaf salad at the San Francisco-area Burma Superstar restaurants, known for Burmese homestyle cooking. Inspired by the salad’s cult...

Budding Products: 3 Companies Offer New Functional Teas

Harney & Sons Introduces Tea for Athletes Harney & Sons launched AthleTea, a new line of three teas formulated for athletes. The flavors are: Go To Goji Recovery Hydration, Get Your Passion Berry Performance Hydration and Orange ManGo For It Performance Hydration Plus. “We are excited to offer a line of teas for athletes...

Budding Products: Purple, Sparkling Among RTD Tea News

RTD News Purpose Tea Launches in the Southwest and Midwest Texas-based Purpose Tea introduced its bottled Kenyan-sourced purple tea collection in December. Initially it was available in approximately 100 stores in New Mexico, Texas and the Midwest and will soon be distributed to California and the Pacific Northwest. Current sugar-sweetened flavors are: Purple Reign,...

Budding Products: Tea Forte Debuts Two Collections

The matcha trend is carrying into the new year as Tea Forte introduces its new Ceremonial Bowl Set and Matcha Single Steeps. The matcha is shade grown and harvested in the spring. “The launch of Tea Forte’s Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health...

Camellia Sinensis Opens Montreal’s First Chai Bar

MONTREAL, Quebec Everything is faster and more automated in today’s world. Taking time to appreciate a good cup of tea requires unhooking from the machine to experience the present moment fully. Somewhere between a quick coffee and traditional teas, chai satisfies a need for strong flavors, complexity and … caffeine, of course. Bristol Chai...

Tea and Coffee Mingle in Ito En’s Brooklyn Breakfast Blend

Ito En recently introduced its Brooklyn Breakfast Blend tea; a combination of tea, coffee, cranberry and orange peel that represents and shares Brooklyn’s eclectic community. It also reflects Ito En’s innovative spirit and its deep-rooted expertise in tea and coffee. “The Brooklyn Breakfast Blend combines it all,” said Rona Tison, Ito En’s executive vice...

Budding Products: New Holiday Teas

Art of Tea Debuts Two New Holiday Teas Los Angeles-based company Art of Tea added two new teas to its holiday tea lineup: Pecan Pie and Sugarplum Marzipan. Pecan Pie is a caffeine-free mix of organic honeybush, organic cinnamon, apple, organic coconut, organic stevia leaf, natural and artificial flavors. The tea’s flavor is akin...

Budding Products: Holiday Tea and Teaware

ITO EN Offers Limited Edition Loose Leaf Teas and Gift Sets ITO EN is offering a fun array of four limited-edition loose leaf teas and three gift sets for the holidays. The four flavors are: Brooklyn Breakfast, Holiday Spirit, Spice in a Cup and Festive Winter. Brooklyn Breakfast is a combination of single estate...

Budding Products: Matcha for Wellness (PANATEA, T-Tox, Pukka)

PANATEA Launches Fortified Instant Matcha Latte: GLOW New York-based matcha purveyor, PANATEA, just launched GLOW, a single-serve instant matcha with Biotin and Chlorella. The company created the product in response to the demand of busy consumers who wanted a convenient matcha product suited for their lifestyles. “We’ve listened to our customers and formulated a...

Sparkling Tea Bubbles With Creativity from Coast to Coast

Sparkling tea is popping up on menus across the United States. Whether on tap or as a mixed beverage, sparkling tea has become standard fare for its taste and versatility. Plus it serves as a healthy alternative to sugary sodas. Cafes across the country each have their own approach—from traditional to the sublime—to formulating...