|LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® just got a little sweeta on tea. The specialty coffee and tea retailer today introduced the Tea Granita, a new concept in the beverage category. Borrowing inspiration from the Italian granita dessert – made of fruit and ice – the Tea Granitas are a light, refreshing balance of premium iced teas and trending fruit flavors, and are blended with ice.
The Passion Fruit Tea Granita blends Assam Black Tea and the bright, bold flavors of passion fruit, yielding a slightly tart finish. The Pear Berry Tea Granita combines the company’s popular Swedish Berries fruit infusion with notes of pear, creating a delicious caffeine-free beverage.
“The Tea Granita is a truly unique beverage that’s perfect to launch in the spring,” says The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® President and CEO, John Dawson. “It brings a delicious twist to iced tea refreshment and is the latest in a long line of tea beverage innovations from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. Our customers know us for our signature tea beverages, such as the Chai Tea Latte and Matcha Green Tea Ice Blended® drink, and we believe the Tea Granita is another delicious beverage our customers will love sip after sip.”