SEATTLE, 2015-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of National Hot Tea month, Starbucks invites customers to explore and enjoy a new tea ritual with new Teavana® hot teas. For the first time, the vibrant flavors of Teavana teas will be available beginning on January 6 for brewed to order hot teas at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Customers can find the blend that suits their unique taste preferences from the selection of ten classic and best-selling teas, including green, chai, black and herbal teas. Not only are the new teas the perfect soothing warm-up for the cold winter months, hot brewed teas also have zero calories – just in time for starting a New Year’s tea ritual resolution.
Here are 10 new, delicious and vibrant Teavana hot brewed teas available at Starbucks:
Teavana® Jade Citrus Mint – a bright citrus balance of lemon verbena and lemongrass with a hint of spearmint and a rich China Chun Mee green tea base.
Teavana® Emperor’s Clouds & Mist™ – praised as ‘green gold’ for centuries, this Chinese green tea has a light smoky beginning, a soft sweet middle, and a green tea finish.
Teavana® Oprah Chai – a distinctive chai tea blend of black and rooibos teas with sweet spice. For every Oprah Chai beverage sold, Starbucks will donate $0.25 to The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation to support educational and mentorship opportunities for young people.
Teavana® Youthberry® – white tea with a refreshing sweet pineapple and fruity acai berry infusion, and a subtle floral finish.
Teavana® Royal English Breakfast – a full-bodied black tea infused with malty and oaky undertones.
Teavana® Earl Grey – famously highbrow and high grown, this Earl Grey is a bright blend of black teas and fragrant bergamot oil and lavender.
Teavana® Passion Tango™ – a harmonious pairing of bright tropical notes of papaya and mango with citrus lemongrass and a hint of cinnamon.
Teavana® Pineapple Kona Pop™ – a pineapple and citrus infusion with light floral undertones.
Teavana® Mint Majesty™ – spearmint and peppermint join with subtle lemon verbena to create this cooling, refreshing herbal tea.
Teavana® Peach Tranquility™ – a peaceful medley of chamomile, sweet peach infusion with light citrus and floral undertones.
Starbucks baristas will prepare the perfect cup of Teavana® hot tea using sachets that provide bold, delicious flavor, similar to a loose leaf tea.
Teavana® stores are also celebrating National Hot Tea Month with hot brewed teas available on the go, with a focus on green tea blends that taste great and support New Year’s resolutions for a well-balanced 2015.
In addition to the new brewed to order hot teas, several other Teavana products can be found at Starbucks, including Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea, and Iced Tea Lemonades, Teavana® Chai Tea Latte and Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea Latte and a selection of pre-packed to brew at home Teavana® loose leaf teas. While the new Teavana® tea assortment will replace Tazo teas at Starbucks® stores, Tazo teas will continue to be available in grocery channels.
Tea has been a part of Starbucks heritage since 1971 when the company was founded at Starbucks Coffee, Tea and Spices. With a vision to create new and innovative ways to delight tea drinkers and continue growing the overall tea category, Starbucks acquired Teavana® in 2012.
For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom.