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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

World Tea East - New Product Showcase

In the exhibit hall there was a new product showcase area, sadly all photos were taken on my phone and it is a bit hard to see these, but I just wanted to give you an idea the variety.


Above, top to bottom, left to right: ?, TeaTime, the foreign office, thistledown cozies, tiesta tea, Tracy Stern SALONTEA


Above, top to bottom, left to right: aiya's matcha zen cafe blend - aiya america, travelers zita - finum, tea pot scarf - harshita designs, tastefully small savory bites - salvia press, the original beestick - designed by a bee - tea tangent, puer breakaway bar - wild tea qi, walnut puer aging case - wild tea qi


Above, top to bottom, left to right: Harney & Sons, MarketSpice, ?,?.rishi,?


Above, top to bottom, left to right: Adagio, ?, ?, 41738 table vacuum cleaner "elvis" Dethlefsen & Balk, ?, ?


Above, top to bottom, left to right: ?, empty, empty, A touch of rooibos recipe book - herbal teas/rooibos, Guayusa - Runa, ?
Sorry I got this photo before they finished setting up!

Copy of the Press Release:
World Tea Expo, June 24 - 26, Names Best New Products

From Hemp Iced-Tea and Tea Infused Scones, to Chai Tea Body Lotion and a Low-Calorie Ready-to-Drink Tea, Winners Represent the Best for Tea Retail

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 6, 2011) --- World Tea Expo, the largest and most prominent event for the tea industry, is gearing up to showcase the top new products from the tea marketplace with the announcement of its 2011 Best New Product Awards. All of the winning companies are set to showcase their innovative offerings, alongside more than 200 other tea and tea-related businesses, June 24 - 26 in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 2011 World Tea Expo Best New Product Award Winners are:

Tea as an Ingredient Winner (Tie)

TEAS' TEA Low-Calories by ITO EN

At only 40 calories per serving with eight to nine grams of natural cane sugar, TEAS' TEA Low-Calorie is a 16.9 ounce ready-to-drink, premium tea beverage that's light and delicious.

Packaging Winner (Tie)

Tiesta Tea Tins by Planet Canit

Vibrant and contemporary, these tea tins have a latch mechanism and a gasket-lined cover that underscores freshness. Side windows peek at the tea and suggest a reorder.

Packaging Winner (Tie)

C+SWISS by Chill Drinks

After success in Europe, this delicious, original hemp iced-tea with black tea extract makes its way across the pond - in appropriate eco-friendly packaging.

Innovation Winner

Drip Tea by Sugimoto America, Inc.

This product allows tea drinkers to steep green tea with no fuss. Just pour hot water into the revolutionary filter, which is designed to extract the perfect flavor of green tea.

Open Class Winner (Tie)

Chaitea by Gourmetti Brands Inc.

A first for the tea marketplace, this drink combines green tea and aloe vera - two powerful and healthy ingredients in a high-quality premium beverage.

Open Class Winner (Tie)

Incredible Lid V2 for Hot Beverage by Idea House International, Inc.

Non-toxic, environmentally-friendly, the innovative design of this tea cup lid prevents it from popping off the top of the cup, avoiding spillage. The lid can be reused as well.

Publication Winner

The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo, edited by Bruce Richardson, from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas / Benjamin Press

The 2011 edition of The Book of Tea, by Japanese scholar Okakura Kakuzo (1862- 1913), also includes details on who and what shaped Okakura's thoughts on teaism.

Tea Ware Winner

One-Touch Teapot by TeaTime Trading

This uniquely-engineered teapot allows you to control the strength of your brew with the touch of a button. It's also made of borosilicate glass and has a BPA-free plastic infuser.

Accessory Winner

Easy-to-Go "Dodo" Mug by Dethlefsen & Balk

This stylish mug is double-walled and made of porcelain with a silicon lid for easy traveling. It's also packed in an eco-friendly gift box.

Tea as an Ingredient Winner (Tie)

Wise Man's Caravan Chai Tea Body Lotion by Indie Tea

This rich lotion is infused with Wise Man's Caravan tea, three butters and essential oils of cinnamon, orange, clove, frankincense and myrrh.

Baked Goods Winner

Tea Infused Scone and Shortbread Mixes by Kitchen T.L.C.

These scone mixes include: Buckin' Chocolate Chip Chai, Strawberry Hibiscus and Earl Grey Cranberry. Shortbread mixes include: Orange Rooibos, Western Chai and Lavender Tisane.

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