Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2012

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PRODUCT ROUNDUP GREEN Aiya America Matcha Zen Café Blend. Matcha has its roots in the age-old, ritualized Japanese tea ceremony, but the tea has become hugely popular stateside in recent years through green tea lattes, ice cream and frozen yogurt. Matcha producer Aiya America has introduced Matcha Zen Café Blend single-serve sticks. Packaged in a box of 12, the packets contain granite-ground matcha mixed with cane sugar and fruit pectin. To prepare flavorful and deep-green lattes, smoothies or iced teas, just mix with milk or water. aiya-america.com Ito En Teas' Tea Plus Half & Half. Offering a twist on the Arnold Palmer (half iced black tea and half lem- onade), Ito En has introduced Teas' Tea Plus Half & Half. Each of the line's three bottled green tea bever- ages—in Lemon, Green Apple and Peach—contains tea made from whole green leaves. The beverages are sweetened with cane sugar and stevia, with just 50 calo- ries per bottle, and are packaged in recyclable, BPA-free 16.9-fluid-ounce bottles. itoen.com Le Palais des Thés Green Teas Box Set. For an elegant, artful, invigorating gift, Paris-based Le Palais des Thés has assembled nine varieties of its whole-leaf green teas. The 54-count selection includes Sencha Ariake, Long Jing and Tamaryokucha Impérial teas as well as the company's signature inspired blends: Thé du Hammam, Thé des Moines, Fleur de Geisha, Grand Jasmin Chun Feng, Thé des Sources and Thé des Alizés. palaisdesthes.com BLACK Bhakti Chai Iced Ready-to-Drink Chai. Previously only in concentrate form, Bhakti's authentic, balanced spicy masala chai is now available in ready-to-drink 16-ounce bottles. Made with fair trade–certified ingredients, including organic fresh ginger juice, black tea, spices and organic, non-GMO soy milk, the line comprises four products: Original, Semi- Sweet, Decaf and Coffee Blend. The Coffee Blend combines cold-pressed organic coffee with chai, while Semi-Sweet contains half the sugar of the other products in the line. bhaktichai.com Bigelow Half & Half Iced Tea & Lemonade. Now that Bigelow has introduced Half & Half Iced Tea & Lemonade tea bags, consumers 76 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com can quickly prepare Arnold Palmers by the pitcher. Made with black tea, natural flavors, black tea extract, lemon peel, sugar and Reb A (a natural sweetener from the stevia plant) this tea is also available in Pomegranate. Each box contains six family-size quart tea bags. bigelowtea.com Numi Organic Tea Pu-erh Blends. Pu-erh tea is said to have been developed more than 2,000 years ago in the mountains of Yunnan, China. To make this malty, antioxidant-rich blend, tea leaves are piled, dampened and turned over a period of 60 days; they are then dried, compressed into bricks and further aged. Numi Organic Tea has added five flavors to its lineup of pu-erh tea bags: Basil Mint, Coconut, Cardamom, Ginger and Jasmine. numitea.com SerendipiTea Chirrepeco Organic Black Tea. This whole-leaf black tea is grown by the Chirrepec Tea Cooperative in mountainous Coban, Guatemala. Earthy and slightly smoky, this organic and fair trade–certified loose tea is smooth and medium-bodied. It is available in bulk for foodser- vice and in boxes for retail. serendipitea.com Tipu's Authentic Indian Chai Tipu's Chai Now. Micro-ground Tipu's Chai Now is a new line of instant products in the Tipu's Chai family. Customers can choose from Black Chai Tea and Chai Tea Latte, the latter of which contains cane sugar and organic, non-GMO soy-milk powder. Based on a recipe from the founder's Gujarati grandmother, all of the company's products include Assam tea and organic ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Vegan, kosher, and dairy- and gluten-free, the line is available for foodservice and retail. tipuschai.com HERBAL Davidson's Organics Tulsi Teas. Minty and floral tulsi (commonly known as holy basil) has been revered by many cultures for centuries. Davidson's Organics offers six naturally flavored Tulsi products, all organic and fair trade–certified: Chamomile Flower, Hibiscus Flower, Pure Leaves, Rooibos Chai, Signature Blend and Spicy Green. The company provides seeds and saplings to farmers in India, who then cultivate the tulsi in the company's biodynamic garden and slowly air-dry

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