Food: Beyond Lipton

Americans who resist the coffee culture are brewing up a growing market: U.S. tea sales are up sixfold since 1990. As tea goes gourmet, all-natural labels such as Rishi and Ito En are moving in on Snapple and Lipton. Here's a taste of what the tea world will be savoring this summer.


As a flavoring, tea is turning up in upscale chocolates and ice creams. But it is particularly tasty in this new line of Tea Cookies from Torn Ranch. Flavors include masala chai, green-tea jasmine, African rooibos with guava and peppermint chill. Made with real tea, butter,...

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