Budding Products: 3 Tea Makers Tout New Wellness Products

The Spice Lab Offers 6 Wellness Teas

The Spice Lab, which is based in Pompano Beach, Florida, offers six loose leaf wellness teas with different benefits for anyone who would like a soothing break. The blends include bases of black tea, chamomile, rooibos and mate with herbs and spices added.

The blends are:

  • Energy Wellness Tea: A blend of mate, gingko, ginseng, spearmint and more.
  • Calming Wellness Tea: Rooibos with cinnamon and lavender.
  • Recovery Wellness Tea: Has citrus flavor and gynostemma, which is used in Chinese herbal medicine.
  • Serenity Wellness Tea: Chamomile with lemon balm, anise and more.
  • Cold B-Gone Wellness Tea: Contains lemon, ginger, cinnamon and other spices.
  • De-Stress Wellness Tea: Earl Grey with notes of sage.

The teas are sold in designer glass jars, each with a wooden spoon. A case pack contains six jars.

The Spice Lab is a woman-owned and family-run business.


Gandhi Museum in South Africa Launches Tea Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi

Satyagraha House, Johannesburg (Voyageurs Du Monde)

South Africa’s Gandhi Museum debuted the Satyagraha House Tea in South Africa and Paris this summer. The wellness tea is a caffeine-free blend of organic herbs.

Satyagraha House is a museum and guesthouse in Johannesburg that was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi from 1908 to 1909. The museum partnered with Africa tea company Yswara to formulate the blend.

The custom blend contains black tea, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom, honeybush, rooibos and rosebuds.

“Gandhi had strong views on food and drinks and adopted a minimalistic approach to diet intake. To respect Gandhi’s views, we imagined a brew he would enjoy and created a wellness herbal tea blending warm spices with fragrant verbena from Malawi,” said Edna Oberholzer, general manager of the Satyagraha House and Museum told Connected to India.


Glucose Health Makes Diabetic Friendly Iced Tea Mix

Bentonville, Arkansas-based Glucose Health  created three new iced tea mixes that are fortified with ingredients that are meant to assist in maintaining healthy blood sugar, triglycerides, cholesterol and digestive health. These ingredients are Fibersol-2, a 100 percent soluble fiber and botanicals.

Additionally, the teas are the most popular iced tea flavors in the U.S.: lemon, peach and raspberry.

The labels emphasize the diabetic-friendly characteristics of the teas by stating there is “no sugar added” and that the teas are a “good source of fiber.”

A 60-day supply of the iced tea mix retails at $12, which is 20 cents per serving.

Glucose Health CEO Murray Fleming  said via company press release, “Original Glucose Health Blueberry Tea Mix continues to be popular at Walmart. New Glucose Health ‘Fortified’ Iced Tea Mix in Lemon, Peach & Raspberry flavors, will be similarly embraced by the nation’s largest retailers because these products offer their valued customers an unbeatable combination of product efficacy and value.”