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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How a Kirkland Couple Followed Their Passion for High-Quality Tea

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Franke Americas

*Photo courtesy of Weber Thompson/Erin Hatch

What does it mean to follow your passion? For Will and Amy Riffle, it meant opening up a high-quality tea shop in Kirkland, Washington where they prepare three cold-craft teas every day, where they teach enlightening tea classes, and where they serve more than 100 different types of tea using a BKON Craft Brewer

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Is Specialty Tea Really Trending?

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Franke Americas

The Tea Association of the U.S.A. recently attempted to read their own leaves, and what they found, in part, was the number of restaurants, coffee houses and stand-alone tea salons that serve gourmet or specialty tea has been steadily increasing for a number of years. In foodservice sales alone, the growth of tea has increased about three to five percent each year for the last several years.

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How Flavor and Health Influence Hot Beverage Sales

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 28, 2016 2:02:36 PM / by Franke Americas


There are many factors that influence consumers when purchasing a hot beverage. Whether it's coffee or tea or something entirely different, price, branding, location and accessibility can all influence sales. But according to Virginia Lee of Euromonitor International, flavor and health benefits are two of the most influential. 

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How 2016 Tea Trends Relate to Health Benefits

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 22, 2016 11:37:10 AM / by Franke Americas

As consumers seek interesting flavors with their craft beverages, unique ingredients such as turmeric, ginger and rose continue to trend in 2016, according to World Tea News

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An Intro to Nitro-Chilled Tea

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 19, 2016 2:45:00 PM / by Franke Americas

From beer to coffee and just about every beverage type in between, there's been a growing trend toward the use of nitrogen instead of the standard carbonation. Rooted in craft beer in general and stout beers like Guinnessin particular, the use of nitrogen provides a smooth and creamy profile that gives "nitro beverages" another layer of enjoyment.

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Four Uses for Matcha Green Tea

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 18, 2016 3:16:52 PM / by Franke Americas

Green tea is an on-trend ingredient served in coffee and tea establishments nationwide. Health-conscious consumers are consistently seeking out new and interesting offerings, but utilizing green tea can create more than just delicious hot and iced beverages. 

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