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Ups and Downs for Ready-to-Drink Tea at Retail

The retail ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee category found itself in a good news/bad news situation over the past year. Overall, the category recorded decent dollar sales...  more »

08/31/2020

Good Libations

Tags: Cocktails, Drink Trends, TeaSource: Symrise

Time for Tea to Make Its Way Into Alcoholic Beverages: Part II

Growing consumer demand for tea in its many forms — e.g., bold varieties like Chinese Lapsang, gut-focused kombucha and hard tea as a healthier alcoholic libation — creates...  more »

08/19/2020

Good Libations

Tags: Cocktails, Drink Trends, TeaSource: Symrise

Time for Tea to Make Its Way Into Alcoholic Beverages: Part I

Afternoon tea and happy hour cocktails may seem a world apart, but not for long. As consumers, particularly Millennials and Gen Z, turn toward healthier libations, tea and alcohol...  more »

07/28/2020

Good Libations

Tags: Asian, Flavor Trends, TeaSource: STiR

Premium Tea On the Rise in South Korea

A  drum set is squeezed in the corner of a sun-drenched rooftop balcony at Harney & Sons teahouse in Seoul’s quiet Yeonhui-dong area. Three contractors are discussing how best to...  more »

Tea – The Original Plant-Based Beverage

The term tea attracts consumers seeking better-for-you beverages. There is something holistic about steeping water in leaves and herbs, knowing their inherent goodness is being...  more »

12 Iced Tea Upgrades, Boozy and Otherwise

Iced tea drinks can be many things, from super sweet to super boozy. But any way you tweak iced tea, its one of the most refreshing sips around (and sometimes it can even be...  more »

3 Flavor Trends for 2020 Inspired by Healthy Living

No longer relegated to specialty grocers and select restaurants, health food has become central to North American consumers’ lifestyles. Yet as much as options like organic and...  more »

New Ready to Drink Coffees & Teas

Prepared Foods showcases new ready to drink coffees and teas debuting in January 2020. The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, used the 2019 National Association of Convenience Stores...  more »

Move Over Matcha! Hojicha Could Appeal to an Even Broader Audience, Says Tea Startup

Search for ahojichaa on Google Trends and youall see a notable uptick in US searches over the past couple of years as Americans seek to learn more about the roasted green tea,...  more »

2019 State of the Industry: RTD Coffee and Tea are Playing at the Hot Table

The odds have been in ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and teas favor, while juice seemingly is facing a gaffed wheel. Although a staple within the U.S. beverage market, the juice and...  more »

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