Budding Products: Cold Brew, CBD and Unique Caps Mark New RTD Launches

Tiesta Tea Debuts Cold Brew RTD

Chicago-based Tiesta Tea introduced its first bottled cold brew tea line. The teas in the five-flavor collection have functional properties. The flavors are: Immunity: Tiesta Tea Maui Mango (white hibiscus, pineapple, orange, mango safflowers strawberry and marigold) with Passion Fruit. Energizer: Tiesta Tea Black Thai Tropical (black tea, apple, papaya, mango, orange slices, orange peel, pomegranate, natural flavors, marigold) with guava. Slenderizer: Tiesta Tea Lean Green Machine (green tea, lemongrass, orange peel, lemon peel, bergamot oil, natural flavors) with agave. Eternity: Tiesta Tea Blueberry Wild Child (apple, hibiscus, elderberries, rose hip, natural flavors, pomegranate, blueberries, cornflowers) with lemonade. Relaxer: Tiesta Tea Lavender Chamomile (chamomile, lemongrass, blue mallow blossoms, lavender) with vanilla. The line is a Target exclusive through June.

Phivida’s Nano-CBD Iced Tea Blends Support Gut

Vancouver, Canada-based Phivida launched NanoCBD iced teas that support gut health. The iced tea blends are formulated with cannabidiol to support gastrointestinal-tract health and enhance the body’s ability to absorb phyto-nutraceuticals and cannabinoids. Phivida’s beverages are intended for people to want cannabinoid-infused products but do not want to experience the psychotropic side effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Naturopaths, nutritionists and a food scientist formulate Phivida’s products. The beverages are vegan, non-GMO, and soy and gluten free. The teas will be available online at https://www.phivida.com/pages/shop; and the company is pursuing international distribution.

Tea of a Kind Caps Off New Four-pack

  Tempe, Arizona-based Vessl Inc.’s Tea of a Kind brand introduced its “Eco 4-Pack” reports Packaging Digest. The four-pack consists of one bottle and four pressurized caps containing concentrated brewed tea, antioxidants and natural flavors. The ingredients are preserved because the cap is oxygen depleted, nitrogen-flushed and sealed. As the cap is twisted off the 16-ounce bottle of purified water, a valve opens in the cap and its ingredients discharge into the water. After finishing a serving, consumers refill the bottle with water and affix a new cap. "Launching the recyclable Eco 4-Pack is a key milestone on our path to utilizing the Vessl closure and delivery device to challenge the disposable bottle paradigm,” Vessl Inc. founder and CEO Walter Apodaca told Packaging Digest. “This package aligns our values with retailers and consumers that share our concern for health and the environment." The flavors in the collection are: Pomegranate Acai White Tea, Peach Ginger Black Tea, Citrus Mint Green Tea, Unsweetened Black Tea and Raspberry Yerba Mate. The line is currently available in select stores in Arizona.