connect with us on facebook connect with us on twitter connect with us on linkedin connect with us on YouTube

For Immediate Release

Aaron Kiel
ak PR group
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

World Tea Expo, June 1- 3, Shows What's Hot in Tea With The 2012 Best New Product Award Winners

Thousands of Professionals Are Preparing to Converge on Las Vegas for the Best of the Best in Tea, Tea Wares and Related Goods


LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 1, 2012) — World Tea Expo, the largest and most prominent B2B event for the tea industry, is preparing to present the hottest new products from the tea marketplace at its upcoming conference and trade show, June 1 – 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. Alongside more than 200 tea and tea-related exhibitors, the 2012 World Tea Expo Best New Product Award winners can be seen on the show floor, in addition to hundreds of other items from quality suppliers. Attendees can sip and savor the newest teas from across the globe, and evaluate retail items from unique tea ware manufacturers, delicious baked-goods suppliers, innovative tea product makers and specialized accessory and gift dealers. World Tea Expo expects more than 4,500 attendees for the event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 2012 World Tea Expo Best New Product Award Winners are:


Tea Ware Category Winner

1660 Tasting Cups, by 1660 London

Renowned British ceramicist Peter Ting and tea-smith Timothy d'Offay joined forces two years ago to design these cups, which are each shaped to enhance the drinking experience of green, black and fragrant teas. The concept is similar to connoisseur glasses that help certain wines release their maximum potential.

Innovation Winner

Slim Steeper Cold Brew Tea Infuser, by The Tea Spot

The eco-friendly Slim Steeper works with disposable water bottles and loose leaf teas to make fresh tea on-the-go. It's designed to transform the way you stay hydrated, and it's for the active, health-conscious person. Cold brew and drink tea in just 10 minutes; add more water and resteep..

Tea as an Ingredient Winner (tie)

Swirl Green Tea – Cold-Brewed On The Go!, by Breezy Spring LLC

Swirl is a trendy new concept that combines premium green tea with convenience. It's unique, slender tea bag goes into a water bottle for brewing anywhere. Designed for fast brewing in cold water, Swirl works in hot water, too. It also uses all natural ingredients, is naturally decaffeinated, zero calories and contains no sugar or gluten.

Tea as an Ingredient Winner (tie)

Indie Tea's arTEAsan Magic Mushroom Spice Rub, by Indie Tea

This delicious, organic blend of roasted yerba mate porcini mushroom is infused with gourmet salt and savory spices like cumin, fennel, coriander, garlic, onions and more. It's 100 percent natural and delicious on veggies, beef and pork.

Tea Accessory Winner (tie)

Tea Traveler Tasting Collection, by Teas Etc.

The popular Tea Traveler, by Tea's Etc., revolutionized premium loose-leaf tea on the go, and it's now available in a fashionable gift collection, featuring traveler size and pre-measured packets of premium loose leaf tea. It's also customizable on multiple levels, including logo and teas that reflect your company's style.

Tea Accessory Winner (tie)

Tea-Themed Greeting Card Line, by Love and Scandal Tea Company

This new greeting card line features vintage photo images, contemporary, traditional and sometimes cheeky warm wishes. Also, the cards include a bagged tea sample from renowned tea vendors, as a special gesture.

Baked Goods Winner

Farmhouse English Biscuits, by Imported direct by Tri-Connect, Inc.

Farmhouse English Biscuits is a family-owned and operated bakery located in the northern countryside of England. Their biscuits are made with grandma's original recipe, traditionally baked with the finest ingredients. The range consists of highly giftable ribbon tubes, to deep embossed tins for the holidays.

Publication Winner

The User's Guide To Scone Making and Scone Mixes by Victorian House Scones, from The Tea House Times

This concise guide is complete with photos, detailing the how-tos of scone making in general and flavor creation. While written to accompany Victorian House Scones' mixes, the principles are universal and apply whether you are working with their mix, one from a different manufacturer or your own recipe.

Open Class Winner

Indie Tea Tee-Tins...Mad Party, by Indie Tea

These lively tins depict the famous Alice in Wonderland tea party with an all-over black print and red glitter accents, and they include a "tea shirt." The Tee-Tins tees are a sustainable line of tea-inspired apparel (organic cotton and recycled polyester), printed with phthalate-free inks and packaged in a latch-lid tin.

Packaging Winner

Convenience Packaging for Puer Teas, by Wild Tea Qi

The award-winning Puer Teas are now available in 100-percent recyclable, convenient packaging for single-serving ease – for tea on the go. The unique breakaway bars, discs and balls are hand pressed with a special fragrant wood that gives the Puer teas a truly unique flavor.

About World Tea Media – World Tea Media is an integrated media company dedicated to providing business solutions to the global tea industry. Events include the annual World Tea Expo, the largest and most prominent event for the industry, and World Tea East, the regional event for the northeast, mid-Atlantic and southeast United States. World Tea Media also produces the North American Tea Championship and World Tea News. The North American Tea Championship is the only professional and independent competition that distinguishes the highest quality and best tasting teas commercially available in the North American marketplace. World Tea News is an online portal that offers in-depth news, features and business insight for the global tea industry. World Tea Media is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev.

About F+W Media, Inc. – F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. The Company offers a diversified portfolio of books, ebooks, magazines, events, competitions, ecommerce, education, video and more. The Company serves 20 different markets, including writing, fine art, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, design, outdoors and horticulture. Its growing portfolio includes print and online properties, free and for-fee subscription sites, educational programs, competitions and events.

# # #

Note to Editors: Interviews and photos available. Press passes for World Tea Expo, June 1 – 3, may be requested. E-mail Aaron Kiel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 919-325-3358.