June  2012
Volume 3, Issues 6
Contents

"TGT® MATCHA BONBONS"
TGT GREEN TEAS AT WYNN RESORTS, LAS VEGAS
WORLD TEA EXPO
SHINCHA KAGOSHIMA 2012
NATURAL SWEETNESS
THE GREEN TEAIST ON WFMT
WEBSITE UPDATE: NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

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Just in time for summer!  TGT Blend Iced Green Tea. 

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Welcome to this issue of our newsletter.


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"TGT® MATCHA BONBONS"  

 

 

 

 COMING SOON, TO A TGT SALON NEAR YOU AND TO PREMIUM FOOD AND SPECIALTY STORES IN THE U.S.  

 

                                       

 

 

A dark chocolate core is covered with a blend of white chocolate and pure Houou Matcha from Kyoto and, to make it even more delicious, completely coated with a layer of fresh Matcha green tea powder. This exquisite Bonbon took two years to develop and has proven to be immensely popular as a "green tea" sweet with the best attributes of premium Matcha and fine chocolates. The Green Teaist will introduce TGT® Matcha Bonbons this fall and we invite you to enjoy it, especially if you like Matcha. We expect to have TGT® Matcha Bonbons to be retailed in some of the gourmet sections of the finest retailers in the U.S.  We expect it will be sold in package sizes of 30 pieces or 60 pieces, as pictured.

 

 

   

 




 

As a confection "on the go" or as an accompaniment to tea,  

TGT® Matcha BonBons are perfect in every way.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GREEN TEAIST AT THE WYNN RESORTS, LAS VEGAS 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Wynn Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

 

Mizumi Restaurant

 




Featuring a wide assortment of the finest green teas from Kyoto, including Sencha, Genmaicha, Kyobancha, Mizumi Blend, Hojicha and Kukicha, all from The Green Teaist

 

 

Eva Lee, founder of Tea Hawaii & Company, a famous tea estate on the Big Island of Hawaii, enjoying the new Mizumi Blend.

 

 

  

"Mocktail," an original non-alcoholic ("mock") cocktail introduced by the Wynn Resort's mixologist, combining premium TGT Matcha, honey and coconut juice, shaken, not stirred, over ice-a signature iced beverage, ideal for warm weather or anytime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


In early June, 2012, the World Tea Expo held its 10th annual show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. As usual, there were a large number of exhibitors from the leading tea-growing regions of the world, together with several thousand attendees representing the four corners of the globe: the Americas, Europe, Asia/Oceania and Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

Of particular interest to The Green Teaist were the many workshops, seminars and technical presentations. They were conducted by notable tea experts who have devoted their lives to the endless facets of camellia sinensis. The Green Teaist attended or took note of the following programs which, by their very titles indicate the range and depth of the information which was provided by excellent presenters:

 

"Understanding Puer Tea" with Jane Pettigrew, who, for over a decade, has been a principal speaker at the World Tea Expo, residing in the U.K. and the author of over thirteen of the most popular books on tea.

 

"Focused Tasting: Taste the Difference - Different Cups for Different Teas" with Jane Pettigrew, in which six different teas were served in three different styles of cups, thus demonstrating the possible effects of different service ware on the tea experience.

 

"The Food Safety and Modernization Act - What Does It Mean for Tea" with Richard Enticott of the Martin Bauer Group specializing in product development of teas, extracts and botanicals, who reviewed the current U.S. Food & Drug Administration's pending rules on imports of foods and beverages.

 

"A New Exciting Dawn for Japanese Tea" with Chip Creitz, an expert on Japanese green teas, describing his fascination with the green teas of Japan.

 

"A Step Toward Caffeine and Antioxidant Clarity" with Kevin Gascoyne of Camellia Sinensis in Montreal and co-author of "Tea, History Terroirs Varieties," a new book which TGT plans to stock in its bookstore in Lake Forest, Illinois. (TGT will also stock the newly revised "Tea Dictionary," by the famed tea author, James Norwood Pratt who pioneered the dissemination of tea information with his earlier compendium on all things tea following W.H. Ukers book, "All About Tea," in 1935.

 

"Understanding the Retail Shopper for Tea Products" with David Sprinkle of Packaged Facts, who noted the dramatic upswing in tea consumption in the United States, especially green teas. Many of the conference participants predicted that overall consumption of tea would exceed coffee consumption by 2017.

                                                                                                  

   



SHINCHA (KAGOSHIMA) 2012



 

      

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shincha is available in the spring of each year. The first flush of young tea leaves are picked, steamed, dried and shipped for immediate consumption in Japan. Available from spring to early summer, it affords a most delicate and ethereal taste of spring. 

 

In addition to Shincha from Kyoto this year, TGT is offering Shincha from Kagoshima, also in whole loose leaf form for ideal flavor an bouquet. Please click here for further description and pricing.   


 

 

  

 

 

  
"NATURAL SWEETNESS"  



 

With Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, proposing to ban restaurants and theaters from selling sugary drinks, like soda, in larger than 16 oz containers and Senator Frank Lautenberg, of New Jersey, introducing a proposal for a government study on the links between sugary beverages and obesity, national attention was focused on the caloric and sugar content of what Americans are drinking.  

 

The American Heart Association recommends adults consume between 6 to 9 teaspoons (30 to 45 grams) of sugar per day, which most people will far exceed by consuming a single sugary drink. The calories alone of a beverage sold at a fast food restaurant are equal to eating an entire additional meal; the caloric content of such drinks is from 280 calories (69 grams sugar) to 780 calories (217 grams sugar).  

 

At The Green Teaist, it's easy to keep track of the calories and sugar content of our fine green teas, because they always add up to zero. The quality  and complexity of flavor found in green teas from Japan not only makes it unique but allows consumers to avoid any sugars. Green teas from Japan have a natural sweetness that make it a refreshing and restorative beverage.

 


                                                                                               Reported by Teaista® Aubrey Konrath  

   



THE GREEN TEAIST ON WFMT 98.7FM

We are pleased to continue our affiliation with the oldest and largest classical music station in America, based in Chicago, but streaming radio on the internet around the world at www.WFMT.com. Beginning June 18, The Green Teaist will broadcast a script which describes the origin of "real" green tea. This follows the current script which described Shincha 2012. Please stay tuned.




 

     

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

   
WEBSITE UPDATES:
NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

The Green Teaist is especially excited to unveil the new addition to our website that incorporates our monthly e-newsletters through options to sign up, view our current newsletter as well as browse our newsletter archive. The Green Teaist has enjoyed sharing our news and information on pure green teas from Japan and we hope this added feature will help us reach more fellow tea enthusiasts. View the Newsletter Archive  

 

 

 

   

 

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