San Jose is about to see some new tea products in the coming year! The World Tea Expo, last month in Las Vegas, also included a series of tea and tea product competitions, and the winners are introduced to the assembled attendees at the Expo. Here are my recommendations for some of the current winning products that might do well in San Jose and the Bay Area:
TEAS’ TEA Low-Calories by ITO EN: Low-Calories tea is a ready-to-drink tea beverage that is sold in plastic beverage bottles. It contains 40 calories per serving, with 8 to 9 g of sugar. This product tied for first place in the Tea as an Ingredient category.
Wise Man’s Caravan Chai Tea Body Lotion by Indie Tea: This is a body lotion that has Wise Man Caravan company’s tea in it, along with essential oils and other natural ingredients. This product tied for first place in the Tea as an Ingredient category.
C+SWISS by Chill Drink: This is the possibly the world’s first hemp iced tea, packaged in biodegradable cans. This product tied for first place in the Packaging category.
Incredible Lid V2 for Hot Beverage by Idea House International, Inc.: This is a new design for a reusable tea cup lid that won’t pop off the cup and spill the tea. This product tied for first place in the Open Class category.
For more information: “San Jose’s Satori Tea Company going to the World Tea Expo”
“5 new tea trends for 2011 from the World Tea Expo”
World Tea Expo 2011 website
“World Tea Expo highlights the hottest 2011 tea trends”
North American Tea Championship website
2011 Hot Tea Champions who will be introduced at the World Tea Expo
“Where to buy Chinese tea in the San Jose area”
“Tea-tasting San Jose area day trips: San Francisco’s Chinatown”
“Japanese tea from San Jose’s Japantown”
“Review: Lisa’s Tea Treasures – Campbell location”
“San Jose’s newest tea shop: Satori Tea Bar”