SkinTe Adds to Collagen Sparkling Tea Line
Portland, Oregon-based SkinTe has added Hibiscus Vanilla to its Collagen Sparkling Tea line. This new blend is the only caffeine-free flavor in the collection of three teas. The others are: Green Tea Grapefruit, and White Tea Ginger.
The company was formed by three women: Natural Medicine Doctor Amy Bader, Chef Elizabeth Zieg, and Business School graduate Bassima Mroue. Their combined talents came into play when creating products on their “mission to unleash health and beauty from the inside out, every day,” says SkinTe’s website.
They chose to incorporate collagen into their products because it is the human body’s most abundant protein and provides the foundation for healthy skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, teeth and blood vessels.
Every SkinTe product contains at least 3000 milligrams of collagen, which is mixed with super herbs such as horsetail and nettle root, and tea. The result is a collection of beverages that support well-being and beauty that starts from within.
Riff Cold Brewed Launches Sparkling Coffee Cherry Tea
The ready-to-drink beverage is made from the peel or “cherry” that surrounds a coffee bean, also called cascara, which is usually discarded after coffee beans are harvested. “This allows farmers to turn their spent cherries into a new revenue stream. It can be a good uplift for mostly family-owned farms,” Paul Evers, Co-Founder and CEO of Riff, told The Spoon.
Other companies have introduced cascara beverages in recent years, but Riff said his company’s cascara is distinguishable because it is more smooth and light than those of some other companies, which over-extract from the coffee cherry.
The cascara used in Alter Ego is cold brewed and lightly sweetened, with only 6 grams of sugar and 35 calories per serving. At 105 milligrams of caffeine, it is equivalent to a cup of coffee.
Alter Ego is currently distributed in the Pacific Northwest.