Unilever Food Solutions Introduces Pure Leaf Tea to Foodservice
Unilever Food Solutions introduced Pure Leaf Hot and Iced Teas to foodservice. Today’s guests appreciate simple, authentic ingredients and Pure Leaf tea leaves are simply picked from the finest tea estates around the world. Each tea’s origin is linked to its distinct taste, as the tea takes on unique flavors based on the climate and soil.
Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and its popularity on U.S. menus has grown five percent over the last five years, experiencing even stronger growth than coffee1. Premium teas, like Pure Leaf, have led the way in this surge of popularity, growing nearly 10 percent. Pure Leaf Tea enables operators to take advantage of the tea trend using uncompromised, uncomplicated and fully transparent ingredients and sourcing.
“At Pure Leaf, we keep the tea-making process simple so that the natural flavors of the tea come through as much as possible,” says Pure Leaf Tea Master, Alex White. “The tea leaves are kept long, then simply picked, rolled and expertly crafted with real fruit pieces, petals and herbs, allowing the natural tea essence to shine through. We are proud that our tea is Rainforest Alliance Certified, whether it is grown at our own tea estates in Kericho, Kenya or at our partner tea estates and smallholder farmers around the world. Our commitment to Rainforest Alliance is one way we help ensure sustainability from crop to cup.”
Pure Leaf Fresh Brewed Iced Teas are available in four exciting flavors: Classic Black Tea, Green Tea with Citrus, Black Tea with Peach and Black Tea with Raspberry. Each variety delivers a refreshing tea forward flavor that tastes great over ice. All varieties of flavored teas are blended with real fruit pieces and flowers to deliver natural sweetness.
Pure Leaf Hot Tea is available in eight flavor varieties, ranging from traditional Earl Grey to on-trend flavors like Black Tea with Berries and Green Tea with Jasmine. The perfect beverage for tea drinkers who want the experience of a real brewed tea made from the finest tea leaves, Pure Leaf delivers a pure, elegant tea experience. Served in a transparent Pyramid tea bag, the long tea leaves and real fruit, flower and herb pieces are on full display, showing customers that they are enjoying an authentic uncomplicated beverage. From a see-through window on the tea packaging that helps guests select the perfect tea variety to our premium teaware, Pure Leaf is committed to creating beautiful tea theater for guests, allowing them to watch the tea unfurl before their very eyes.