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The T On International Tea In The US

“These teas also are favored for their widely recognized health benefits, which is attractive to today’s consumers who are trending away from sugary soft drinks and juices.” said David Sprinkle, Research Director for Packaged Facts (FoodBusinessNews)

Sencha Tea

The teas outlined are Matcha, Sencha, Moringa and Muzidashi.

There are few studies for green tea, like Matcha and Sencha, are limited but the NCHI offers some claims.

Matcha tea is a green tea that is “high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. However, it’s important to note that much of this research isn’t from clinical trials that show green tea causes a benefit. Instead, it’s largely from population-based studies, where researchers look at groups of people who drink green tea and compare their health outcomes to groups that don’t drink it. Studies have shown associations between tea and better health, but causation is not yet proven. Matcha is even less studied than brewed green tea.” (Time)

Sencha is a green tea, and as such it undergoes minimal processing and no fermentation. This allows it to maintain high concentrations of catechins, substances associated with numerous health benefits. (FoodBusinessNews) but again studies are limited and fall under the blanket of green tea research.

The studies for Matcha and Sencha are very limited but studies on Moringa and Muzidashi are difficult to find.

The key takeaway is that consumers are seeking better health sources by omission, by disregarding something deemed “bad” like high-sugar for something that’s possibly better regardless of the claims being proven.

Tea Trends – FoodBusinessNews

Matcha Tea – Time

Green Tea Study – NCBI

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Majority Of Consumers (65%) Say They Have No Interest In Food Or Beverage Online Purchases, Even When Their Options Improve.


47% of shoppers have made a food/beverage purchase online for the sake of convenience but overall most shoppers prefer the in-store experience.  Generation Z, the digital convenience native, indicated that 44% prefer to purchase in-person.

Consumer Trends In The Food And Beverage Industry – MorningConsult

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Fermented Foods Satisfies A Need for Unique Flavor Profiles And Authenticity

Move over, Kombucha, the fermented trend has new (but old) players: kimchi, sriracha, fish sauce, and Mayan chocolate, and beverages like wheat beer, merlot, and mead. (Symrise)  The sweet and spicy fermented condiment Korean gochujang, which, according to data from Mintel, saw a 100% increase in product launches between 2016 and 2017.

According to Mintel, he says, “Millennials are interested in different profiles, ethnic infusions, and the inferred flavors that are imparted by using specific preparation techniques.” Millennials are largely to credit for increased attention to ingredient origins, as well as for products that boast a cleaner label.

Fermented Flavors Driving Food/Beverage Innovation – Symrise

2018 Flavor Trends Food Beverage – Nutritional Outlook

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Renewable Flax Bottle For Spirits

“As brands seek to produce sustainably, our bottle is the innovation that will trigger the entry of high-end wines and spirits into effective eco-responsibility,” James de Roany, chairman of SAS Green Gen Technologies tells “The world of wine, beer, and spirits must take responsibility by using the most eco-friendly and recyclable packaging possible.” – SAS Green Technologies



Flax Bottle Seeks To Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative

Flax Bottle Makes Getting Boozy A Little Greener – BioFuelsDigest