Somage Fine Foods launches two iced tea flavours for foodservice

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 22nd April 2014
Chamellia Iced Tea

Iced tea manufacturers Somage Fine Foods have launched two Chamellia Iced Tea flavours — English Breakfast with Lemon and Mint and Lemongrass and Ginger — into the Australian foodservice channel.

Somage Fine Foods said its Chamellia Iced Tea range is a blend of single-origin tea and “fresh, organic fruit”. The Company said the aim for the new product was to “deliver the same authentic flavour as small batches of homemade iced tea on a much grander scale”.

The Company said each iced tea is cold infused overnight before being pasteurised and bottled or packed into casks. The tea leaves are sourced from Sri Lanka.

Somage Fine Foods said the cold infusion method of creating ice tea “not only keeps in the flavour but also leaves the nutritional value of the tea and fruit intact”.

Chamellia Iced Teas are available in two litre bottles (cartons of six) or 10 litre casks. The Company said the teas are best served chilled, on ice or as creative cocktails. The range is currently available for foodservice only, but Somage Fine Foods told Australian Food News that it was working on a retail option, which it hopes to launch later in 2014.

The Chamellia Iced Tea range is currently on menus at the following cafes:

Melbourne

Short Round, Thornbury

Hobba, Prahran

Crab Apple Kitchen, Hawthorn

Tall Timber, Prahran

The Mailing Room, Canterbury

Q Eleven, South Melbourne

Dench Bakers, Fitzroy North

Pomona Cafe, Preston

Sydney

Kitchen By Mike, Rosebery

Grounds of Alexandria, Alexandria

Bondi Wholefoods, Bondi

Botannix Studio Cafe, Botany

Nook Urban Fresh Bar, Sydney

Luxe Espresso, Woollahra