World Tea Expo, the most prominent annual event for the tea industry, is gearing up to showcase the very best teas and tea-related products from the global marketplace, including the winners of the 2013 Best New Product Awards. The conference and trade show, co-located with Healthy Beverage Expo, takes place June 7 – 9 in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The 2013 World Tea Expo Best New Product Award winners include:
By DeeBee's Organic Frozen Treats
Tea as an Ingredient Winner
DeeBee's Organic Frozen Treats' TeaPops are the world's first tea-based popsicles. The frozen "pops" are available in green, white and black teas, as well as rooibos. Flavors include Cherry Berry, Classic Iced Tea, Mango Tango, Mint-A-Licious and Tea-Na Colada. Visit www.deebeesorganics.com.
TEAS' TEA Lattes
By ITO EN
Open Class Winner
The new guilt-free TEAS' TEA Lattes from ITO EN are a healthier version of traditionally rich lattes. Authentically brewed with premium, whole loose-leaf tea leaves and nonfat milk, each bottle – in Black Tea Latte and Matcha Latte – is only 80 calories per serving with zero fat grams. Visit www.itoen.com.
HARIO Filter-in Bottle
By Sungarden Tea for HARIO
Tea Ware Category Winner
The contemporary Filter-in Bottle from Sungarden Tea is a wine-bottle-style teapot. Tea connoisseurs, restaurants and tea houses can prepare cold-brewed tea in the bottle, pour it like wine, and then enjoy the tea's aroma and flavor. Visit www.sungardentea.com.
Bamboo Tea Scoop and Strainer
Tea Accessory Winner
This hand-carved bamboo tea scoop and strainer by tryeh is a stunning, well-designed and useful work of craftsmanship. The rustic-looking tea scoop easily measures loose-leaf tea for brewing. The strainer can be clipped to most tea cups to filter out loose leaves when serving. Visit www.tryeh.com.
Custom Point-of-Purchase Display Rack for Mighty Leaf Tea
By Planet Canit
Planet Canit designed Mighty Leaf Tea's custom point-of-purchase display rack. The rack holds up to eight individual, interlocking tea dispensers. Each dispenser is metal with a removable, signature embossed cover for refilling. Visit www.planetcanit.com.