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Tea bags can be made from plastic or paper, or use a combination of the two. Pic:getty/alexthq

Plastic tea bags release microplastics into brew, says study

By Rachel Arthur

Plastic tea bags can release billions of microplastic and nanoplastic particles into a cup of tea, according to Canadian researchers. But while the scientists say some brands have shifted to plastic tea bags instead of paper ones, the industry counters...

What’s trending in ready-to-drink tea? From lavender and rose to cold brew

60-second interview: Greg Bach and Angela Lantman, Synergy Flavors

What’s trending in ready-to-drink tea? From lavender and rose to cold brew

By Elaine Watson

According to Nielsen data* collated by Wells Fargo, US retail sales of ready-to-drink tea rose a modest 1.3% in the year to November 4, 2017, growing somewhat slower than RTD coffee (+11.7%), but faster than carbonated soft drinks, juice, sports drinks...

Millennials want to vote with their wallets, says Purpose Tea

Millennials want to vote with their wallets, says Purpose Tea founder

By Elaine Watson

Breaking into the notoriously competitive US beverage market is a daunting task, but purple tea has some distinct advantages, says Purpose Tea founder Chi Nguyen. First, it’s purple, and it’s new, so consumers are going to notice it; second, it tastes...

Bhakti - which is Sanskrit for ‘devotion’ - has broad distribution in the natural channel, and is steadily building its presence in conventional channels

Bhakti spicy chai tea raises $5.1m in series B financing round

By Elaine Watson

Boulder-based spicy chai tea brand Bhakti has raised $5.1m in a Series B financing round led by accelerator Cleveland Avenue with participation from another unnamed strategic investor, the Colorado Impact Fund and other existing investors.

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