The Woods Coffee partners with Bellingham's Spice Hut on tea

Posted on November 14, 2013 

Here's a news release from The Woods Coffee about changes it is making to its tea selection:

The Woods Coffee is partnering with Bellingham’s Spice Hut to overhaul its tea offering.

“Spice Hut and Woods are both local, family owned businesses, so we have a lot in common in terms of vision,” said Tanvir Sidhu, co-owner and manager of day-to-day operations at The Spice Hut in a news release. “We love Woods’s passion for innovation and quality, and we share the same eagerness to enhance our products and make a positive contribution to the community.”

The key difference of the new pyramid tea sachets now offered at all of Woods’s 14 Whatcom County locations lies in its design, according to the news release. The pyramid sachet offers full tea leaves, which completely expand in hot water, giving a more evenly balanced, aromatic, and flavorful cup of tea. Though it uses a smaller compostable tea bag, the new pyramid sachet still offers the same amount of tea leaves.  

Another convenience of the pyramid sachet is the string. Previous tea bags tended to drip water onto the outside of the cup, a problem eliminated by the new pyramid sachet. The new design also displays the tea leaves, spices, and, herbs within a silky, translucent bag, giving an aesthetically pleasing experience for the customer. 

Like the original bags, the new pyramid sachets are biodegradable and free of glues, inks, staples, and other material that may change the flavor of the tea. They are also non-gmo and gluten free.

Woods will continue to offer all of the same ten tea flavors customers know and love, as well as a special, limited-time holiday flavor.

“We take a lot of pride in our ability to offer our customers the best tea-sipping experience possible,” said Sidhu. “Our partnership with Woods has pushed us to consistently provide high quality, specialty teas with an unmatched flavor.”

Tea sales have seen a recent growing trend in North America. More than 500 retail tea outlets have been opened in the past few years, according to the Tea Association of the USA, bringing the nation’s total to more than 3,500. Starbucks opened its first Tazo tea store in November of 2012, before transitioning to the new Teavana brand in 2013.

“Being a part of an expanding tea market, we want to keep up with cutting edge products. Not only do we offer exceptional teas, we now have a really nice presentation,” said Wes Herman, owner of Woods Coffee. “This new bag will provide a rich flow of tea flavor no matter what your favorite tea is. My personal favorite is the blueberry white tea.” 

For more information on the Spice Hut, visit www.TheSpiceHut.com.

For more information on The Woods Coffee, visit www.TheWoodsCoffee.com, check out the company’s Facebook page, or call 360.933.1855.

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