Budding Products: Beauty and the Beast Tea Collection, AriZona, ITO EN

Bagged Tea News

Beauty and the Beast Tea Collection

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Twinings Tea has introduced a limited edition Beauty and the Beast collection. The line of teas coincides with the live action Beauty and the Beast film currently in theaters. Twinings’ master tea blenders created the blends. The collection features specially designed limited edition boxes that relate to the film. Each box of 20 tea bags retails for $3.99. The collection will be sold in stores and online through December 2017. The four flavors are:
  • Camomile, Honey & Vanilla
  • Lemon & Ginger
  • Pure Peppermint
  • Orange & Cinnamon Spice
RTD Tea News

AriZona Green Tea Cucumber with Citrus

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AriZona Beverages, which already produces America’s top-selling green tea, has added to its tea portfolio with its new Green Tea Cucumber with Citrus. The blend is subtly cooling and refreshing, according to a company press release. It has a hint of Sue Bee Orange Honey and is 100 percent natural and  free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. AriZona Green Tea with Citrus will initially be available in the New York metro area and will then be distributed across the U.S. For additional information about this new tea or AriZona’s other products, go to http://www.drinkarizona.com.        

ITO EN Announces Ice-Steeped Cold Brew Teas

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ITO EN launched two organic cold brew bottled tea lines for two of its brands, matcha LOVE and TEAS’ TEA Organic. “Consumer demand for cold brew beverages is at an all-time high, and we believe the launch of our new matcha LOVE and TEAS’ TEA Organic Cold Brew teas will help us establish a new segment in the RTD tea category,” said Rona Tison, senior vice president of ITO EN (North America). Iced-steeping of black and green tea is employed to create a smoother taste.
  • Matcha LOVE Cold Brew is made with chilled water, whole leaf green tea and matcha powder. The taste is “subtly sweet” and available in two blends: Matcha + Green Tea and Lemon Matcha + Green Tea.
  • TEAS’ TEA Organic Cold Brew has a “refined and smoother taste than conventionally brewed teas.” The two varieties are Raspberry Black Tea and Pure Green Tea.
Both tea lines can be found at natural foods and specialty stores and online at Amazon.com. For additional information about matcha LOVE, visit www.matchalove.com; to learn more about TEAS’ TEA Organic, visit www.teastea.com.