Austrian manufacturer and retailer Julius Meinl is expanding its cold drinks offering with the launch of the Tea on the Rocks collection for hotels, restaurants and cafés.
Tea on the Rocks focuses on premium leaf tea, available loose or bagged. It is real tea, not pre-bottled, but made fresh every day. It also does not rely on sweeteners or stabilisers.
Core flavours in the range include Traditional Pure Black, a balanced and flavoursome tea, Exotic Mango and Strawberry, a gentle black tea with fruity notes, Tropical Fields of Green, drawing flavour from Sencha tea and perfectly complimented by citrus flavours, and Red Berry Temptation, a bright red infusion with a sharp kick and a full taste of berries.
The new range, specially developed for use in iced teas, was created with ingredients chosen to optimise flavour extraction during tea preparation.
Further to its iced tea launch, Julius Meinl has also turned its efforts to the development a new blend of Cold Brew coffee. The brew can be served on its own or as a component to provide a caffeinated kick to cocktails, allowing baristas to experiment with flavours and add a flair of creativity to their drinks offerings.
Christina Meinl, Julius Meinl’s head of innovation and vice president of the global Specialty Coffee Association, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be launching our latest innovations.
“After an extensive coordinated effort, with the development process taking place in both Europe and North America – from rigorous flavour testing, to experimenting with different leaf cuts to achieve the ideal blend – we’re pleased our customers will now be able to enjoy the invigorating flavours of Tea on the Rocks.
“We hope this launch gives our café, restaurant and hotel customers a refreshing range perfect for the summer months and beyond.”
Julius Meinl’s Tea on the Rocks and Cold Brew packages are now available globally.