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SodaStream Now Offers Herbal and Fruit Blends

SodaStream recently debuted a set of fruit and herbal infusions. SodaStream manufactures sparkling water makers that turn flat water into sparkling water in seconds. Flavoring is then added to the sparkling water to create a flavored beverage. Original flavors highlighted traditional soda flavors such as cola, root beer and cream soda. Now the company...

Unique Beverages at Expo West

Natural brands continue to disrupt the coffee and tea categories. At Natural Products Expo West 2017, we spotted coffee soda, coffee leaf tea, bamboo leaf tea, Kenyan purple tea, coffee and tea brewed in coconut water, beer-tea shandy, dissolvable tea and coffee powders, pour-overs, compostable pods, and plenty of cold brew, to name just...

Budding Products: Beauty and the Beast Tea Collection, AriZona, ITO EN

Bagged Tea News Beauty and the Beast Tea Collection Twinings Tea has introduced a limited edition Beauty and the Beast collection. The line of teas coincides with the live action Beauty and the Beast film currently in theaters. Twinings’ master tea blenders created the blends. The collection features specially designed limited edition boxes that...

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...