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Budding Products: Fruity Summer Offerings Hit Menus

Specialty Tea News Teapigs Offers Premium Matcha Mint Sachets Teapigs, based in Brooklyn, New York, has a variety of matcha products and its latest is a box of Premium Matcha Mint Sachets. The powder contained in the sachets can be blended with water, milk or milk alternatives to create a minty chocolate chip matcha...

Budding Products: ITO EN, Starbucks

Bagged and RTD Tea News ITO EN Launches matcha LOVE Tea Bags and Oi Ocha Cold Brew At the 2017 World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, June 12 – 14, , Japanese tea giant ITO EN introduced new flavors of its matcha LOVE tea bags andits new Oi Ocha Cold Brew ready-to-drink tea and...

Teavana taps cocktail trend for alcohol-free happy hours

A summer party launches at Teavana and continues through the summer with its Summer Fri-YAYs events. Here are the promo points of Teavana’s happy hours. The promotion: From 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 11, Teavana Fri-YAY happy hours will feature cocktail-inspired iced teas. Here’s the deal: On launch day—May 26—customers at select...

Starbucks Has a Teavana Problem

For years, Starbucks Corp. has been reminding us about the changing retail landscape. And in 2017, that is definitely happening. Retailers are closing stores and filing for bankruptcy at levels not even seen during the recession. “We anticipated and we saw very early on that there was going to be a very, very significant...

Budding Products: The Republic of Tea, Starbucks, KitchenAid

­­Specialty Tea News The Republic of Tea Debuts Woman-focused Line SuperHerb Teas for Women by The Republic of Tea are made from botanicals that have been used for centuries to support their health and lifecycle. The new collection has three blends: Organic Fenugreek SuperHerb Tea: A caffeine-free blend of fenugreek and cinnamon. Fenugreek has...

The Coffee-ization of Tea

Christine Muhlke writing in GQ this month suggests “your next coffee should actually be tea.” “About a decade ago, when cafés and coffee roasters became obsessed with bean origin, ideal milk temperature, and mouthfeel, ordering coffee began to seem like a lifestyle choice—a development tolerable only because the coffee itself got way, way better,”...

Argo Partners with Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee will partner with Argo Tea to develop cobranded shops that combine their coffee, Einstein Bagels, and Argo’s selection of natural blends and tea lattes. Caribou Coffee, owned by JAB Holding Co., intends to open 40 of the tribranded stores next year. The company currently operates several coffee and bagel locations and a few...

Starbucks Taking Tea to Asia

Starbucks has announced it will test the notion that Asia is thirsty for western-style tea. The company announced Monday that it will launch its Teavana premium tea brand at 16,200 stores in 16 countries throughout Asia and the Pacific region. It is the biggest product rollout since Via in 2008. The $125 billion global...