These creative new teas can be enjoyed straight from their containers or poured over ice.
The Granny Squibb Company Launches 3 RTD Teas
The Providence, Rhode Island-based Granny Squibb Company debuted three organic ready-to-drink iced teas in 12-ounce cans just in time for iced tea month. These teas carry on the local summer iced tea tradition that Sally Squibb began in the 1930s. In 2009, her granddaughter, Robin Squibb, started bringing the “astonishingly delicious” iced tea to the marketplace.
The three teas are Sally’s Lemon—in Sweetened and Unsweetened options—and Charlie’s Cranberry (Sweetened).
“We know our consumers like to be on-the-go, whether on their boats, at the beach, hiking, golfing or attending their favorite festival. Having our organic iced tea in a ready-to-drink can will allow them to enjoy Granny Squibb’s wherever they want with ease,” said Jamie Schapiro, Chief Executive Officer at The Granny Squibb Company via press release. “Plus launching the cans during National Iced Tea Month is the perfect way to honor the history of iced tea and Granny Squibb’s story.”
Granny Squibb’s Organic Iced Tea is carried by retailers in New England, including Whole Foods Market, Roch’s, Wegmans, and Dave’s Marketplace.
The teas will also be the “official iced tea” of the Newport Folk Festival this summer.
Teatulia RTD Tea Sodas Now Available at Whole Foods
The ready-to-drink carbonated tea is a blend of real brewed tea, herbs, fruit and a touch of fair trade can sugar.
The four fizzy flavors are:
- Organic Black Tea Soda, which has black tea, pineapple, peach, lime and cucumber.
- Organic Green Tea Soda, a unique blend of green tea, peach, blackberry, lime and cilantro.
- Organic Mint Tea Soda, a naturally caffeine free and refreshing combination of mint tea and hibiscus lemonade.
- Organic Lemongrass Tea Soda, a caffeine free mix of lemongrass tea, wild berry, lime and lavender.
Teatulia’s products are in alignment with Whole Foods’ effort to offer healthy alternatives to its clientele. The tea will be available in seven states: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Texas and Kansas.
“We are over the moon to be rolling Tea Sodas out in Whole Foods Market throughout the Rocky Mountain region,” Linda Appel Lipsius, CEO and Co-Founder of Teatulia, told Restaurant News.
New Teavana Flavor Hits the Market Nationwide
In May, Seattle, Washington-based Starbucks’ Teavana introduced its newest flavor of Teavana Sparkling Craft Iced Teas, Sparkling Blood Orange Mango White Tea, as well as national distribution of this collection, reported QSR Magazine.
The Teavana Sparkling Craft Iced Tea line now has three varieties: Sparkling Blood Orange Mango White Tea, Sparkling Blackberry Lime Green Tea, and Unsweetened Sparkling Peach Nectarine Green Tea. Each is sold in a 14.5 fluid ounce bottles.
These sparkling teas round out the group of nine Teavana Craft Iced Teas.
Teavana partners with Anheuser-Busch to produce and distribute the teas, which can be found in grocery and convenience stores, as well as select Starbucks outlets.