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Budding Products: Ellis Island Tropical Tea, Tejava in Plastic Bottles, Thai Tea Ice Cream

RTD tea news Ellis Island Tropical Tea is authentically Jamaican Reality show “Queen Boss,” which centers around female African-American entrepreneurs, chose tea maker Nailah Ellis-Brown as its first winner reports Crain’s. Centric TV’s reality show featured 18 contestants who were gradually eliminated over a three-month period. The judges raved about Ellis-Brown’s hibiscus tea and...

Matcha Beer Fits St. Paddy’s Day to a “Tea”

How about some green beer for St. Patrick’s Day? This beer is not just some Budweiser with food coloring added. It is a mix of Yebisu beer and Kyoto green tea. This bright green cocktail is called the Matsuri, which is usually the Japanese term for “festival.” In this case, Matsuri is written by...

Budding Products: Fogdog Cold Brew, TEAPY Cup

RTD tea news Fogdog Introduces Cold Brew Teas Fogdog Cold Brew, a San Francisco Bay Area startup formed in 2016, launched cold brew tea and coffee earlier this year. Fogdog produced the beverages with a hydrodynamic cold extraction process in which fast-moving water at a temperature of 38 degrees extracts rich flavors from tea....

3 Tea Trends to Watch out for at Natural Products Expo West

Numerous tea companies plan to present new and innovative products at Natural Products Expo West March 9-11 in Anaheim, California. Here are three emerging trends we have noticed pre-expo: Bagged Benefits Tea fans certainly know the benefits of teas and herbal infusions. Now, more and more tea companies boast the benefits with collections geared...

Budding Products: Argo Tea, Nestea, Teavana, Pocky

Specialty tea news Argo Tea has a New Wellness Collection Argo Tea introduces the Wellness Collection, its newest loose-leaf tea line. Five teas are in the collection: Energized, Empower, Detox, Relax and Renew. The blends are formulated to support good health. The teas contain green or black tea, or herbal infusions of rooibos or...

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....