Month: August 2019

Month: August 2019

ITO EN Oi Ocha Green Teas Coming Soon to Walmart
August 26, 2019 Industry News Press Release

ITO EN Oi Ocha and Jasmine Green Tea. (Photo: Business Wire) NEW YORK–()– (North America) INC. the global leaders of green tea and innovators of healthy beverages announced that their Oi Ocha ready-to-drink green tea brand will soon be available in Walmart stores nationwide. Slated for placement in October 2019 with two unsweetened flavors- ITO EN’s

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Tea Tour Winners Share Their Excitement and Itineraries
August 26, 2019 Knowledge Elizabeth Dobos

World Tea Expo Origins Tasting Tour Workshop (Photo courtesy of Faith Bailes) In June, the gave away three free trips to tea producing countries: India, Nepal and South Korea, to three Origins Tasting Tour Workshop attendees. The Origins Tasting Tour Workshop featured speakers who talked about and shared teas from: China, Sri Lanka, India, Japan,

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Does Milk Impact Tea’s Health Benefits?
August 26, 2019 Analysis Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace

Tea with milk is so much smoother, less bitter and less astringent—but is it as good for you as tea without milk?  Teas are bitter and astringent mainly due to the presence of catechins and polyphenols, often called tannins. The proteins in milk grab onto these tannins, thereby preventing them from reaching the receptors for

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Arizona Beverages Enters Licensing Agreement with Cannabis Company
August 26, 2019 News Dan Bolton

(Photo courtesy of Arizona Beverages) A licensing deal between bottled tea giant . and . is the brightest green light to date signaling a future for marijuana-infused teas. Arizona is the No. 1 iced tea brand by volume in the U.S. Dixie, a Denver-based cannabis company that markets a line of elixirs containing 100 miligrams

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Fashion Inspires Afternoon Tea
August 26, 2019 News Aravinda Anantharaman

Taking inspiration in haute couture and fashion trends, luxe hotels are now pairing with designer houses because what better way to showcase a fashion line than to lovers of fanfare and fashion chic. More 21st century but retaining the fuss and fancy. It’s less scones and clotted cream and in its place is chocolate foam

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New Functional Teas and Matcha Latte Infusions
August 26, 2019 Data Elizabeth Dobos

Bigelow Tea Adds to its Benefits Line (Photo by Bigelow Tea) The Fairfield, Connecticut-based has just expanded its functional Benefits collection with the addition of three new tea blends, bringing the collection to ten, reported a company . The new blends are formulated with herbs and spices to support a healthy lifestyle and have names

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Healthy Fizz: Growing the Sparkling Tea Segment
August 20, 2019 Industry News Dan Bolton

(Photo credit: Sound Tea Group) Sales of sparkling teas marketed as “good for you” are bubbling. The category launched decades ago but remained a small, slow-growing niche through the early 2000s while carbonated sodas (CSD) dominated the market for refreshment beverages. That landscape changed with the realization that sugar-saturated sodas were unhealthy. Consumers, in large

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Registration for Seattle’s Northwest Tea Festival Opens Sept. 1
August 20, 2019 Knowledge Dan Shryock

(Image courtesy of Julee Rosenoff) Tea aficionados from across the Pacific Northwest will meet in late September for the 12th annual Northwest Tea Festival, a two-day event in Seattle, Wash. The festival, scheduled for Sept. 28-29, brings tea experts from around the world to lead a variety of presentations, workshops and tea tastings. The event

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Avocado Leaf Tea Made a Strong Debut
August 20, 2019 News Elizabeth Dobos

TEMECULA, CALIF. made a strong debut earlier this year. The new company won a bronze medal in the competition in Feb. 2019 in the Single Serve/Herbal category, and then went on to win first place in its category in the People’s Tea Choice Awards at the in Las Vegas in June. Co-Owner Sharon Colona delved

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China’s Newly Launched Xiaolu Tea Delivers
August 19, 2019 News Dan Bolton

China’s Luckin may prove to be the pioneer in tea delivery. In the United States, takeaway tea is lucrative—McDonald’s sells —but largely confined to iced blends. Luckin has opened 3,000 locations since 2017 and is now the largest domestic coffee chain in China. Building on its successful coffee delivery model, in July the company launched

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