World Tea Expo names 2011 Best New Products

World Tea Expo names 2011 Best New Products

World Tea Expo is gearing up to showcase the top new products from the tea marketplace with the announcement of its 2011 Best New Product Awards.

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
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.

 

Tiesta TeaPackaging 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 DrinksC+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 WinnerDrip Tea
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 to extract the perfect flavor of green tea.




OpeChaitea n Class Winner (Tie)
Chaiteaby 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 Beverageby Idea House InternationaIncredible Lid l, 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.



PBook of Tea by Okakura Kakuzoublication 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 Teapotby TeaTime TradingOne-Touch Teapot
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 WinneEasy-to-Go "Dodo" Mug r
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.

Wise Man's Caravan Chai Tea Body Lotion
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.Tea Infused Scone and Shortbread Mixes
These scone mixes include: Buckin' Chocolate Chip Chai, Strawberry Hibiscus and Earl Grey Cranberry. Shortbread mixes include: Orange Rooibos, Western Chai and Lavender Tisane. 

About World Tea Expo

World Tea Expo 2011, which is the largest and most prominent event for the tea industry, caters to tea retailers, restaurateurs, food service leaders, hoteliers, spa owners and other business professionals who want to learn more about the latest opportunities and tea trends, which consumers can expect to see more of in the future. The event takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 24—26, and conference registration and details are available at www.WorldTeaExpo.com.

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