Frui-Tea is a new, tasty, unique kind of tea that incorporates real fruit to provide a beverage that is high in anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The fruits are dried in a way that allows them to retain 90% of their nutrients. When the fruit pieces are hydrated by the hot tea, they become plump and provide a sweet, delicious, nibbling experience that complements the flavor of the tea.
Right now we offer two types of fruit with our teas - peach and pineapple. With the help of Kickstarter we would like to create a new flavor of tea that can incorporate apple or blueberry.
Below are descriptions of the first two tea products that I currently have. Hopefully their descriptions will give you a sense of what these teas are all about.
Peach Oolong Tea with Peaches
Oh so refreshing! This tea and fruit combination will create a wonderful tea sipping moment! The tea possesses a rich autumnal flavor of ripened peaches with lingering hints of oak and honey, while the real fruit adds a soft and delightful nibbling experience.
Tea Ingredients: Organic Taiwanese Oolong Tea, Organic Marigolds, Organic Rosehips, Natural Flavors
Fruit Ingredients: Peach pieces.
Caribbean Black Tea with Pineapple
Sweet and refreshing! This tea and fruit combination will take you to paradise. The Organic black tea is hand crafted with tropical fruit notes of pineapple and coconut that play with all the senses, while the pineapple pieces provide a subtle and sweet nibbling experience.
Tea Ingredients: Organic and Conventional Black Loose Leaf Teas, Organic Pineapple Pieces, Organic Coconut Pieces, Natural Flavors
Fruit Ingredients: Pineapple pieces.
The two new flavors we would like to produce:
Blueberry Tart Tea with Blueberries
This dessert inspired tea and fruit combination provides an alternative to an often guilty indulgence. The honeybush in the tea provides the sweet experience of a tart's gingerbread crust, while the blueberries add the tangy and sweet presence of the fruity topping.
Tea Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade South African Rooibos, Organic Cornflowers, Organic Honeybush, Marigolds
Fruit Ingredients: Blueberries.
Apple Cinnamon Chai Tea with Apple
Spicy and sweet! This Indian inspired tea and fruit combination will wake the senses. While the tea provides a cinnamon tingle to the taste buds, the apple pieces provide a soft and tart rush to the palate.
Tea Ingredients: Organic & Fair Trade South African Rooibos, Organic Cloves, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cardamon, Natural Flavors
Fruit Ingredients: Apple pieces.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge right now is creating a third flavor so we have more product choices. When this project was launched the first time, we included the flavor raspberry, that has now been discontinued b/c the raspberry ended up not looking pleasing to the eye in the tea and was to most drinkers too tart. We are looking to add apple or blueberry, the descriptions of these teas are above. We have the tea blends, but we just need funds to order the tea in bulk and have them placed in tea pyramids. This is costly because there is a minimum order of over 1k tea bags from the tea importer.
Also as of right now we are purchasing our fruits from a wholesaler but at a retail price because we are just starting out and don't want to buy too much fruit if there is not a high demand for the product at the moment. We would also like to get the products into small grocery stores and cafes and we will eventually need to find a product distributor to do that. All of which cost money.
Other than that there aren't many risks and/or challenges at the moment. We have all the supplies needed to package the teas, the licenses and certificates to sell the teas and the website where people can order the products. We just need one new flavor which is what I am trying to raise funds for at the moment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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