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The Republic of Tea Debuts Woman-focused Line

SuperHerb Teas for women, Photo Credit: RepublicofTea.com

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 traditionally been used to support breast milk production.
  • Organic Raspberry Leaf SuperHerb Tea: A blend of red raspberry leaf, vanilla and berry notes. Raspberry leaf is known to help balance menstrual cycles and tone uterine muscles.
  • Organic Sage SuperHerb Tea: A caffeine-free blend of sage and pineapple. Historically, sage has been used to keep the body cool, which is why it is used to counterbalance the hot flashes of menopause. It is also thought to assist in keeping memory sharp.


Menu News

Starbucks Japan Adds Cute Little Cups of Matcha Pudding

Starbucks introduced matcha pudding in Japan reports Refinery 29. The matcha pudding is not the typical sugary dessert because it actually contains Vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber. Matcha also has both a calming and an energizing effect.

The pudding is packaged in tiny cups resembling Starbucks coffee cups. Each cup has one of these three inspirational quotes written on it: “Each day is a gift,” “Make someone’s day” and “It’s time to start!”

The pudding will not be sold in the United States.


Tea Accessory News

KitchenAid Announces New Kettles

KitchenAid Precision Kettle, Photo Credit: PRNewsWire.com

KitchenAid is introducing two new Precision Kettles. Each stainless steel kettle has a gooseneck spout and is available in stovetop and electric models. The kettles hold up to 1 liter and have settings for three flow rates. The kettles are designed for precise pour control, according to a company press release.

“The streamlined design and accuracy allow consumers to precisely pour their preferred beverage without needing the skills of a trained barista,” said Daniel Galea, global product marketing manager for KitchenAid.

A brew range thermometer on the lid of the kettles displays the temperature of the water.

The Precision Kettles will become available in August. The suggested retail prices for the electric model and the stovetop model are $119.99 and $99.99, respectively. For more information, visit KitchenAid.com.