Hot tea has become increasingly popular in recent years for a variety of reasons. An introduction of new ingredients in addition to the ever-changing foodservice industry, and health benefits have aided the increase in popularity. Take a look to see the hot tea trends for 2021 by CBCI.
CBD Hot Tea
Cannabidiol as an ingredient has exploded into the culinary world. This innovative introduction of CBD into tea has many health and relaxation benefits. Currently, teas are made from three types of extractions, decarboxylated hemp, broad spectrum distillate, or isolate. Some of our favorite options are Green Roads Chamomile Tea, Buddha Teas Turmeric & Ginger Tea, and Canna Tea Honey Lemon.
Hot Tea in Foodservice
Tea is turning a new corner and becoming more popular than ever in the restaurant industry. Creativity in mixology and cafe drinks has brought new customers interested in a different type of tea experience. Plant-based wellness also plays a role because chefs and restaurant owners are taking these elements into consideration when creating menus.
Functional Hot Tea
Functional teas have gained popularity among customers especially those with health benefits. Tea blends aid with inflammation, digestion, cleansing, energy management, sleep, and stress reduction. Some ingredients include green and black tea, chamomile, ginger, lavender, and peppermint.