The emergence of the popularity of Boba Tea in the U.S. started in the 1990’s and has grown steadily since then. Yearly Boba is projected to grow by 7.3% for the next 3 years. Boba tea shops are popping up all over the U.S. There are now Boba tea shops across the U.S. including Sharetea, Kung Fu Tea, Coco Fresh and Juice, Fat Straw, Teapioca, Teassert Bar just to name a few. Many of these shops use artificial bases to flavor their boba teas.
This spring we saw increased requests for herbal and botanical flavors. As the pandemic lockdown has continued consumers are looking for convenience paired with immunity boosting ingredients. Benefits of using some of these flavors in a juice concentrate blend is that they pair nicely as a secondary note to the fruit.
Pomegranates have long been known for their antioxidants and superfruit health benefits. The flesh is not eaten but the seeds are eaten and juiced. One pomegranate is estimated to have between 200 to 1,400 seeds. The season on pomegranates is usually September to November. They grow best in hot and dry climates. The origin of pomegranates is suspected to range from NE Turkey to Afghanistan.
A while back, our sales and customer service manager Chad Johnson came to R and D with a request. His request was for us to recreate his favorite drink in concentrate form. This included cranberry juice and cucumber sparkling water.
It’s summer, and here at the Innovation Center that means summer cocktails. Last week the team and I worked on some videos for summer cocktails to showcase on July 14-17th at the virtual conference for the American Distilling Institute. Due to the pandemic we decided to participate in their virtual platform this year.