...We developed this tea to show that delicious seasonal pumpkin spiced beverages can also be healthy and not break the budgets of our customers.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
Pumpkin spice tea is not a far reach from the beloved espresso-based pumpkin spice latte, but allows consumers to make it at home or work for a fraction of the cost (just $0.17 - $0.23 per 8-ounce serving based on single pound and four ounce prices, respectively) and a fraction of the calories. Naturally sugar-free, gluten-free, and lower in caffeine than coffee and espresso, this festive seasonal spiced tea blend is quickly becoming one of the fastest-selling new teas offered by The Tea Spot.
Jessica Kochik, CMO of The Tea Spot, states “We’re trying to offer our customers healthy holiday beverage options, while still offering in traditional festive beverages, and at a price that makes it affordable for the everyday. We developed this tea to show that delicious seasonal pumpkin spiced beverages can also be healthy and not break the budgets of our customers.”
The list of premium ingredients in this loose leaf tea includes culinary-grade mulling spices such as ginger root, cardamom pods, cinnamon chips, allspice, cloves, and black pepper corns on a base of whole leaf Assam black tea with pumpkin flavoring. This spiced tea blend is strong enough to stand up to milk, and makes gourmet pumpkin tea lattes with the simple addition of steamed milk.
Earlier this month CNN published an article online about skyrocketing pumpkin sales over the past decade, with the increased popularity of “pumpkin-spiced everything” (Gillespie, 2014). This pumpkin trend began with Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spiced Latte a decade ago and has since branched out into other food and beverages including spicy pumpkin beef jerky, pumpkin bagels, and pumpkin ales by dozens of breweries including Dogfish Head and Samuel Adams, to name a few.
The USDA reported that due to increased pumpkin demand nationwide, acreage dedicated to pumpkin farming increased roughly one third in the last decade. Sales of all pumpkin-flavored foods and beverages increased 14% in 2013 compared to 2012, according to Nielsen market research. In addition, the seasonal offering of pumpkin is expanding beyond the typical Fall season.
The Tea Spot’s Pumpkin Spice Chai tea is available for sale online starting at just $4.00 for a 5-serving loose leaf sample, $13 for a ¼ pound bulk bag, and $39 for 1 pound bulk bag. This seasonal tea is expected to be stock throughout the holidays and available for sale at their online tea shop, http://theteaspot.com.
Gillespie, Patrick. (2014, October 1). Did Starbucks start a pumpkin boom? CNN.com. Retrieved October 21, 2014 from http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/01/news/economy/pumpkin-boom-starbucks-sam-adams/
The Tea Spot is a leading producer of handcrafted whole leaf teas and the creator of Steepware®—innovative tools that make the premium tea experience effortless and accessible. The company’s focus has held steadfast since the for-profit philanthropic company was founded by Maria Uspenski in 2004, a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of leaf tea during her recovery. Her message is simple and powerful: tea in its freshest form renders premium flavor, unmatched health benefits, and is eco-friendly. The Tea Spot's philanthropic 10% Pledge incorporates its mission to foster health and wellness through loose leaf tea. Ten percent of the company’s profits are donated in-kind to cancer and community wellness programs. The Tea Spot is a Colorado-based Certified B Corporation, woman-owned and operated business. theteaspot.com