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Budding Products: Colorful Teas Welcome Autumn

Specialty Tea News Tea Forte Introduces Bleu Tea Tea Forte is launching BLEU tea, which is made from Butterfly Pea flowers. Butterfly pea is native to Southeast Asia, as it burgeons during the monsoon season of a tropical climate. The steeped tea is bright blue and its flavor is described in a company press...

9 Things You (and we) Missed at SF Matcha Fest

We’re having serious FOMO. That’s “fear of missing out,” for those who don’t follow online lingo. Spark Social SF and SoMa StrEAT Food Park, the hip San Francisco food truck gathering place, celebrated all things green Sept. 10 with its SF Matcha Fest produced in partnership with @matcha.sf. About 3,000 people hit the festival...

Kickstarter Project Uses Ultrasonic Tea Extraction

A Kickstarter campaign launched for a hybrid tea brewing machine that automatically creates a perfect artisanal cup of tea. TEAMOSA is the first and only tea brewer to use ultrasonic extraction, a process that enhances flavor and retains more antioxidants than in traditionally brewed tea. The complete system is available for the early bird...

Abigail’s Tea Room Offers a Taste of History

At Abigail’s Tea Room in Boston guests can taste history as they sample all five teas that were tossed overboard during the Boston Tea Party on Dec. 16, 1773. The tearoom is part of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum at Boston Harbor’s edge. Operations Manager Ted Galo emphasized the important paradox of...

Budding Products: 3 Tea Makers Tout New Wellness Products

The Spice Lab Offers 6 Wellness Teas The Spice Lab, which is based in Pompano Beach, Florida, offers six loose leaf wellness teas with different benefits for anyone who would like a soothing break. The blends include bases of black tea, chamomile, rooibos and mate with herbs and spices added. The blends are: Energy...

Tea Smith Brings Tea to Happy Hour With Its After Five Menu

Omaha, Nebraska-based teahouse The Tea Smith created an “After 5 Menu.” “We want tea to be fun and accessible for people … Being able to have fun and creative drinks introduces people to tea,” said Tim Smith, The Tea Smith’s owner. “People who have tea kind of cubby-holed based on limited experience,” he said....

Budding Products: More Matcha Magnificence Hits the Market

Matcha continues to inspire companies to create new beverages. Specialty Tea News Make an Instant Latte with Matchaah Matchaah debuts its Instant Latte, which comes in three flavors: coconut, chai and chocolate chili spice. Made with premium matcha, the ready-to-mix antioxidant-rich beverage is both beneficial and convenient for those with busy lifestyles. “When I...