New in the Market: Tea – Tetley Black & Green and Java Tea

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on May 5, 2014 · 0 comments

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 After water, tea is the world’s most popular beverage and an excellent source of flavonoids, a powerful group of antioxidants.

 Tetley Black & Green blend offers tea drinkers the full flavor of black tea with the additional health benefits of green tea. The tea has a smooth traditional taste. The caffeine content is the same as regular black tea which averages 40 to 50 milligrams an 8-ounce cup. Tetley’s round, stringless teabags allow for a faster tea infusion and richer flavor release. Black & Green blend is available in a 72-count box.

TetleyBlackGreenFront-300Java Tea Co. is trying to rival upscale coffees and recommends that people brew their loose tea in a stovetop espresso maker. We steeped ours using an individual wire mesh tea basket with excellent results. We can assure you these tea blends are different from any you may have tried before. All blends are made with organic green tea and caffeine-free rooibos tea combined with other ingredients to produce very unique flavors.

The tea is sold in a 12-serving tin with refill bags available that can be stored in the original tin. The refills are less expensive and the company says this packaging reduces their carbon footprint. Currently, there are 5 different Java Tea blends available.

  • The Revolutionary – the original blend made with organic vanilla beans and with less than 10 milligrams per cup
  • The Vocalist – has ingredients intended to be throat protecting with no caffeine
  • The Diplomat – has caramel crème chunks and less than 10 milligrams of caffeine per cup
  • The Liberator – has a dark chocolate mocha-infused flavor and less than 10 milligrams of caffeine per cup
  • The Activist – is an espresso-style tea with a strong boost of caffeine, 150 milligrams per cup
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