Author Archives: Rebecca Wren

Chai Dice Gives Innovation to Daily Beverages

Leafcutter Designs, a creative design group based in Berkeley, California, recently fulfilled a Kickstarter campaign more than four-times over to enable them to produce and sell handmade “chai dice”. Lea Redmond and her brother Devin started Leafcutter Designs in 2008 and have been illuminating common objects with whimsy ever since. Her newest design, chai...

Madura Tea Estate Wins Best Tea Bag in Australia

Australia’s Madura Tea Estates has recently won the Best Tea Bag Award in Australia, as judged by Canstar Blue for the second year in a row (since the awards inception). Executives of the ratings company were present to hand over to the staff and owners of Madura, the prestigious Blue Taste Award, which is...

Dubai Officials Warn Against Gold Tea

Cafes in Dubai have recently begun serving customers a “gold tea” beverage, which they claim have several health benefits. However, officials are now cracking down on these retailers and consumers are cautioned against café schemes, as reported by The Khaleej Times. The Dubai Municipality recently released a statement acknowledging that several cafes in the...

TEAloe Picks Up Third Award in 2013

TEAloe, an RTD beverage combining green tea and aloe, was just named Best Ready-To-Drink Tea by the 2013 Beverage Innovation Awards. With a panel of 16 beverage industry professionals serving as the judges, this competition aims to award beverage companies for creative product development. This past May, TEAloe won first place in the North...

Get a Big Cuppa Pass & Save at World Tea East

World Tea East is offering an ALL-ACCESS* pass for serious tea professionals. Today – Friday only, attendees can register for a Big Cuppa Pass, which includes event admission, access to all core conference seminars, and all focused tastings. Save money and time while getting a top-notch education.For one low price, you can choose from...

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Given Capital Investment

Today, International Coffee & Tea, LLC, which owns and operates The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®—the oldest and largest privately-held specialty premium coffee and tea retailer in the United States—announces that Advent International, CDIB Capital, and Mirae Asset Private Equity have joined to acquire a significant equity position in the Company. One of the largest and most experienced global investors...

San Diego’s Best Tea House Building Momentum

In just three years, Tea Gallerie, once a local Mom and Pop, has blossomed into an extravagant Tea Lounge and part-time yoga studio as local residents crave more from what the shop has to offer. The official grand opening of the lounge early this summer yielded almost 300 attendees, making it a shoulder to...

Director at S&D Coffee Joins SCAA Board

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has announced that after resigning from the SCAA Board of Directors, Dr. Timothy Schilling will soon be replaced by S&D Coffee and Tea’s Tracy Ging, according to The Global Coffee Review. Schilling has recently resigned from his role with SCAA in order to dedicate himself fully to...

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Social Media Horizons Broaden for Lipton

In July of 2013, Lipton® Tea announced a move to package their iced and hot tea lines in single-serve K-Cups, specifically meant brewing in a Keurig brewing system. To celebrate the launch, the brand is releasing the Lipton K-Scope app — an interactive application available on Lipton’s Facebook page. The Lipton K-Scope app allows...

World Tea Expo Moves to Long Beach, CA

California Dreaming: World Tea Expo, Healthy Beverage Expo Move to SoCal in 2014 Conference Organizers Say Southern California Is a Dynamic Beverage Marketplace, Select Long Beach as the 2014 Host City, May 29 – 31, 2014 California, here they come: The 2014 World Tea Expo (#WorldTeaExpo) and 2014 Healthy Beverage Expo (#HealthyBevExpo) are heading...