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Budding Products: New Carbonated Teas

Sanpellegrino Introduces Two New Sparkling Iced Teas Nestle Waters-owned Sanpellegrino has added its first organic beverages to its collection of sparkling drinks in Canada in the form of two new carbonated ready-to-drink teas. Sanpellegrino introduced the universally popular iced tea flavors of lemon and peach to its repertoire. The Sanpellegrino + Tea beverages are...

11 New Teas That Debuted at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2018

One of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, tea was strongly represented at the Winter Fancy Food Show held in San Francisco last month. Verdant matcha, a darling of the specialty food world over the past few years, was still a strong ingredient blended in beverages and foods alike. Also of note,...

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...

Not All Powdered Green Tea is Matcha

As matcha has grown in popularity, some confusion has set in as to the difference between matcha and green tea powder. Here is some clarification. “There has been a lot of confusion in the industry that green tea powder is matcha and this is not true,” said tea expert Scott Svihula, owner of Hula...

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...

Budding Products: Matcha, Hemp and Artisan Hot Tea

Pure Leaf Launched Home Brewed Matcha Teas               Pure Leaf recently launched its first line of matcha teas for home brewing. The matcha is shade-grown on a Rainforest Alliance Certified plantation in Kagoshima, Japan. Pure Leaf’s matcha sachets come in two flavors: Pure Matcha and Matcha with Ginger. “As more Americans choose to make tea...

Matcha’s Benefits Drive Market Growth

Matcha is taking the world by storm, according to a report by Grand View Research, which predicts the global matcha market will reach $5.07 billion by 2025, rising from $2.62 billion in 2016. The research suggests the North American market will experience substantial growth. Matcha’s vast health benefits contribute to its popularity. As chronic...

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...

4 Key Takeaways for Global Tea Championship Entrants

The Global Tea Championship’s Spring Hot Tea Competition took place Sept. 16-17 in Boulder, Colorado. Three judges evaluated 225 teas in 44 categories. Judges Lydia Kung of VeriLeaf Fine Teas, Rob McCaleb of Herb Research Foundation and Natural Healthcare and Scott Svihula of Hula Consulting share their reactions and insights. “The judges learn from...

Mushroom Tea Line Result of University Partnership

Choice Organic Teas partnered with Bastyr University to create a wellness tea collection that boosts both organizations. The collection debuted in 2017 and centers around mushrooms. The four teas in the collection are: Shitake Mate, Reishi Matcha, Shitake Turmeric, and Reishi Detox. “We have worldwide sourcing; we have knowledge of botanicals,” said Choice Production...