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 hibiscus. Fruits and spices add to the flavor spectrum. Each tea serves a different purpose and provides distinct benefits.
- Energized: Assam black tea, cocoa and cinnamon.
- Empower: hibiscus, apple and elderberries.
- Detox: green tea, herbs and spices.
- Relax: rooibos, chamomile and orange petals.
- Renew: a blend of fruits, herbs and aloe vera.
“We created this new collection to support wellness of body and mind,” said Kari Ginal, vice president of marketing at Argo Tea. “We have a tea to support you in so many of life’s moments—whether you feel the onset of a cold, need to wind down after a tough day or get pumped up for a big occasion.”
RTD tea news
Nestle Introduces New Nestea Line of ‘Real Brewed’ Iced Teas
Nestea’s ready-to-drink real-brewed iced teas include unsweetened black tea, slightly sweet black tea and rooibos slightly sweet organic green tea. The line will also be available in lemon, raspberry and peach. The fruit flavors are sweetened with real sugar and stevia extract and do not contain high fructose corn syrup. Nestle kept the formulations simple, as they contain only five ingredients: water, sugar, tea, rooibos and citric acid. The company obtains its tea leaves from Nilgiri, India.
Source: Drinks Business Review
Teavana Now has Craft Iced Teas
Starbucks partnered with Anheuser-Busch in June 2016 to create and distribute Teavana Craft Iced Teas, which will be shipped to select retailers in Missouri, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Late this summer, some Starbucks locations will also carry the teas. In 2018, the teas will be made available nationally in grocery and convenience stores.
The blends of tea and botanicals come in four flavors:
- Pineapple Berry Blue Herbal Tea: green rooibos, hibiscus and tropical citrus.
- Peach Green Tea: green tea, peach and Pacific Northwest mint.
- Passion Tango Herbal Tea: hibiscus, apple and Thai lemongrass.
- Mango Black Tea: black tea, mango and hints of lime.
Tea food news
Pocky Offers Green Tea on a Stick
Pocky combines matcha, chocolate and pretzels in its new green tea snack sticks. Japanese confectionery company Glico calls them “Koi Fukami Matcha,” which means “deep, dark powdered green tea” reports Rocket News. A high-quality powdered green tea called Uji matcha is mixed with the chocolate for the dipped sticks. Glico’s new limited edition Pocky sticks replicate the flavors of the traditional Japanese green tea ceremony.