The Trend on Tea for 2023
What exciting flavor trends can we expect to see in the world of beverages in 2023? While it's impossible to predict the future with 100% accuracy, a few key trends are likely to shape the flavor profiles of popular teas and beverages this year.
One of the biggest trends in beverage flavors for 2023 is likely to be a continued focus on natural, plant-based ingredients. Consumers are increasingly interested in healthy, organic options, and beverage manufacturers are responding by incorporating a more comprehensive range of fruits, vegetables, and herbs into their products. This means we can expect to see flavors like mango, turmeric, and ginger showing up in various drinks, from smoothies and juices to teas and cocktails.
This Organic Turmeric Mango Herbal-Green Tea from Rishi is a tropical turmeric with bits of mango, pineapple, and yuzu citrus peel in a jasmine green with makrut lime. It's truly remarkable.
Another trend that is gaining traction is
the use of botanical flavors, such as lavender, rose, and hibiscus. These floral notes can add a delicate, aromatic quality to drinks and provide potential health benefits, such as reducing anxiety or aiding in digestion. In addition to being used in traditional tea blends, these flavors are also incorporated into cocktails and other beverages.
Try a flavorful blend from Lake Missoula Tea Co. with their Peppermint, Lavender, & Lemon. It's incredibly fragrant with layers of lavender and lemon on a mint tea. Soothing and delicious.
In terms of more traditional flavors, we can expect to see a continued emphasis on classic, comforting tastes, such as vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel. These flavors have a timeless appeal and can add a rich, indulgent quality to drinks. They also pair well with a wide range of other ingredients, making them versatile for various beverage types.
Try this memorable Sugar Maple Black Tea from Tea Source. Super fans recommend enjoying this brew over ice for a completely different taste profile to sipping hot. (We love it both ways!)
Comforting flavors have a timeless appeal and can add a rich, indulgent quality to drinks.
One final trend to keep an eye on is the rise of "superfood" flavors. These flavors can add a unique, exotic quality to drinks and will likely appeal to consumers looking for healthy, functional options. Examples of superfoods likely appearing in beverages include acai, goji berries, and matcha. These ingredients are packed with nutrients and are believed to have various health benefits.
Try the beautiful matcha options from Sugimoto Tea. Each of them is unique and wonderful. Click here to learn more about this tea company and how Hula Consulting can assist with your connections here.
Overall, it's an exciting time for the world of beverage flavors, and 2023 will likely bring a host of new and exciting taste experiences. Whether you're a fan of natural, plant-based ingredients, botanical flavors, classic tastes, or superfoods, there's sure to be something to suit your palate in the coming year.
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