The has introduced the first Nespresso-style capsules containing tea.
Duncan Bond, managing director of the firm said the capsules are a logical addition to the company’s line of tea in single-serve filter pods.
“We are terrifically proud to be the first tea brand in the world to be launching a Nespresso-compatible capsule. It’s never been done before and it has tremendous global potential,” Bond told the of London.
, which packs its own line of tea, will produce the capsules at a new $1.5 million factory. Dualit successfully challenged Nespresso in the British courts to win the right to manufacture capsules that can be used in Nespresso’s line of brewers. Dualit produces a line of kettles, coffee makers, blenders, and mixers as well as radios, microwaves and toasters.
Up to this point only coffee was filled into the Nespresso-compatible capsules but Dualit’s Managing Director Leslie Gort-Barten, said the Cornish Tea Company is a “perfect partner for the project.”
The , founded in 2012 and based in Looe, Cornwall, will sell capsules for 44 cents. In England, tagless tea bags sell for about 3 cents each.
Learn more about tea in capsules at World Tea Expo, at Dan’s presentation Single Serve: Tea in an Instant from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 7.