Tea Consumption Goes Social

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 24, 2017 9:25:00 AM / by Franke Americas

For centuries, the consumption of tea has been a social event. From the tea houses in China to the tea times in jolly ole England, drinking tea is always perfected in the company of others. But today, when we say tea consumption is going social, we mean something entirely different.

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What Is a Red Latte or Red Cappuccino?

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Franke Americas

As tea continues to gain share in the beverage market, new drink options are popping up all across the country. With so many different tastes and consumer preferences, the number of coffee and tea beverage options is limited only by the imagination and equipment used to create them.

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What Is Reverse Atmospheric Infusion Technology?

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Franke Americas

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Reverse Atmospheric Infusion™, or RAIN™, is an innovative technology that allows the BKON Craft Brewer to provide deep and layered flavor profiles for tea, coffee, cocktails, water, milk and anything else culinary minds can imagine.

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What Is a Cold Craft Beverage?

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 17, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

The trending cold beverage movement has seen many different phases over the last several years, and while it encompasses both coffee and tea, cold tea sales have been a major driver in tea’s ascendency. From healthier beverage options like kombucha to tea blends and even tea cocktails, the growth of tea is expected to continue in 2016. According to Baum + Whiteman, much of beverage sales growth will come from cold brew and carbonated versions of tea and coffee. But what does cold craft mean, and how far does it extend beyond tea?

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Why Drinking Tea Can Help You Live Longer

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 28, 2017 12:20:35 AM / by Franke

After water, tea is the second most popular beverage in the world. In a world where everything we love to eat or drink is usually bad for us, here's some good news! Tea drinkers can live a longer life thanks to the beverages they love to consume. Here's why.

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Are QSRs Overlooking the Morning Tea Opportunity?

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Franke

The United States is a fast paced culture, especially in the morning when we're rushing to work or school. In terms of our eating away from home, this morning rush represents a huge quick-service restaurant (QSR) business, boasting 80 percent market share among all foodservice according to global market research firm NPD Group.

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Three Components to the Perfect Cup of Tea

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Franke

The perfect cup of tea is where many establishments focus their entire business models. Whether it’s a trendy coffee and tea shop in Greenwich Village or a corporate office in Silicon Valley striving to retain top employees, the ability to brew the perfect cup can mean the difference between success and failure. But what are the real contributors to a perfect cup of tea? Let's go beyond the bag.

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A Brief History of Tea Infusion

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Franke

The earliest recorded reference to tea dates back to the 10th century B.C. It originated in China as a medicinal drink. It eventually made its way to Europe via the Portuguese, where it became popular during the 16th century. Tea drinking expanded to the British during the 17th century and they introduced it to India, completing the Asia-Europe-Asia circle, and this is just the beginning of the history of tea infusion.

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The State of the Tea Industry Outside the Home

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 17, 2016 4:06:54 PM / by Franke

At this year's World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, thousands of tea professionals were on hand to effectively gauge and promote the tea industry. While part of the focus was on the consumption of tea in the comfort of one's own home, there was also focus on the foodservice side of tea.

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5 Healthy Alternatives Outside the Coffee Realm

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 27, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Franke

In a recent article, The Daily Meal contributor, Jess Novak, listed 14 Healthy Drinks to Get Your Morning Started that are outside the traditional coffee realm. Of this list, five were tea. Let's take a look at a few varieties of healthy tea and see how they can be an enjoyable alternative to coffee while still providing some of that morning kick:

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