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Drink Spotlight: Sweet Leaf Liquid Stevia Coconut

 

 

Delicious, flavored stevia sweetener. New SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops™ have zero calories, no sugars or artificial sweeteners, and are gluten-free. Made with stevia leaf extract.

 

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Exotic coconut flavor adds tropical warmth to recipes deliciously. This taste of the tropics is a refreshing addition to everything from smoothies and ice cream, to oatmeal and baked goods. Savor the flavor you love, without the calories.

 

 

 

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SweetLeaf Stevia® is an award-winning sweetener with zero calories, zero carbs, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial ingredients. It is a non-GMO and kosher sugar alternative. SweetLeaf Stevia has endless uses when you want to add flavor and sweetness to any food or beverage. The SweetLeaf® brand has developed more consumer stevia products than any other company in the world.

 

 

Company: SweetLeaf
Brand: Liquid Stevia Coconut
Origin: U.S
Category: Drink Mix
Packaging: 50ml
Claims: Zero calories, no sugars and no artificial flavors.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: $3,99
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: http://www.shopsweetleaf.com

 

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia Chocolate

 

 

Delicious, flavored stevia sweetener. New SweetLeaf® Sweet Drops™ have zero calories, no sugars or artificial sweeteners, and are gluten-free. Made with stevia leaf extract.

 

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The crave-worthy sweetness of the classic treat has been captured in a delightfully guilt-free size for use anywhere. The luxurious richness of chocolate will amplify the essence of recipes and drinks alike. Drop into milk for a blast of chocolate, or create tempting baked goods and confections.

 

 

About the company

SweetLeaf Stevia® is an award-winning sweetener with zero calories, zero carbs, a non-glycemic response, and no artificial ingredients. It is a non-GMO and kosher sugar alternative. SweetLeaf Stevia has endless uses when you want to add flavor and sweetness to any food or beverage. The SweetLeaf® brand has developed more consumer stevia products than any other company in the world.

 

 

Company: SweetLeaf
Brand: Liquid Stevia Chocolate
Origin: U.S
Category: Chocolate
Packaging: 50ml
Claims: Zero calories, no sugars and no artificial flavours.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: $3,99
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: http://www.shopsweetleaf.com

 

 

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Steep Echo All-Natural Olive Leaf Tea

 

 

 

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of the American population drinks tea every day with many of the products in the marketplace offering overbearing and artificial tasting options – that is until the launch of new tea company, Steep Echo. Steep Echo is leading the emergence of a new category of herbal tea by selling all-natural olive leaf teas with botanicals and flavor profiles that result in a remarkable new experience designed to accentuate the healthy lifestyle tea-drinkers often seek.

"Harvesting and tending to our olive trees calms and inspires me to create more beauty within our lives," said Kimberly Branum, founder of Steep Echo. "Steep Echo was born from that motivation to actively create a beautiful life, not find ways to escape it. Once we started making teas for ourselves from the leaves we collect after pruning the trees, we quickly realized we had a special opportunity to invite others to enjoy a whole new type of tea-drinking experience that elevates their every day."

Each of the five caffeine-free blends in the collection was thoughtfully designed by industry experts and carefully crafted by some of the best artisans in the tea trade. The familiar ingredients make each blend approachable, while the complex and sophisticated flavor profiles offer a stark contrast to other teas on the market. Before being perfectly blended into individual, biodegradable sachets for what Steep Echo calls, "a perfect occasion," the leaves are hand-harvested and dried using timeless and organic practices.

 

The five blends include:

  • Ascent: This vibrant, balanced and lightly spiced blend is a daily drinker that mingles olive leaf with cinnamon before finishing with a touch of vanilla and sweet notes of monk fruit.
  • Bloom: Olive leaf pairs with cooling peppermint, Echinacea and savory herbs for a tea that is adept in immune defense. Plus, hints of cranberry and licorice root provide a delicious sweetness.
  • Hush: Providing a soothing way to right the body and restore the spirit, Hush blends olive leaf with ginger, peppermint and fresh lemon myrtle, and finishes sweetly with a touch of maple.
  • Repose: This blend is a complement to moments of relaxation and respite, combining organic olive leaf, calming chamomile, linden and delicate floral blossoms harvested by hand at peak season.
  • Tend: The finest natural olive leaf, corn silk and couch grass, along with notes of lemon myrtle, mango and pomegranate create this flavorful blend, which is an aid to proper digestion.

 

 

The olive tree has long been regarded for its health benefits, many of which are attributed to a compound called oleuropein that is found in both its leaves and fruit. Oleuropein is known to help fight infection, provides nearly double the antioxidants of green tea, four times the antioxidants of vitamin C, and also promotes increased energy and cardiovascular health.

Steep Echo is the first in a family of brands by Santa Barbara-based Bel Lavoro. Bel Lavoro, which translates to "beautiful work," is home to a unique collection of olive trees, including the widely loved Manzanilla and Arbequina trees, which are both Spanish varietals, and Tunisian Chemlali trees that are rarely found in the United States.

Each blend is available in a beautifully-designed box containing 12 sachets, which is made to last and serve as both functional and decorative storage for the home, for $15 MSRP. For more information or to purchase Steep Echo online, visit www.steepecho.com.

About Steep Echo
Steep Echo is a collection of the finest all natural, caffeine-free olive leaf teas from the Bel Lavoro family of brands – an innovative collection of teas unlike any other. Each sophisticated and thoughtful variety of tea – including Ascent, Bloom, Hush, Repose and Tend – is crafted from olive leaves hand-harvested and dried at the Bel Lavoro orchards in Santa Barbara, Cali. and the highest-quality botanicals from around the world. For more information, visit www.steepecho.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

 

Steep Echo is a new tea company selling all-natural olive leaf teas designed to accentuate a healthy lifestyle. Each of the five caffeine-free blends in the collection is approachable, yet offers a stark contrast to other teas on the market because of the complex and sophisticated flavor profiles.  Partnering with some of the best artisans in the tea trade, Steep Echo teas combine hand-harvested and dried olive leaves from the Bel Lavoro orchards in Santa Barbara with the highest-quality botanicals from around the world. (PRNewsFoto/Steep Echo)

Steep Echo is a new tea company selling all-natural olive leaf teas designed to accentuate a healthy lifestyle. Each of the five caffeine-free blends in the collection is approachable, yet offers a stark contrast to other teas on the market because of the complex and sophisticated flavor profiles. Partnering with some of the best artisans in the tea trade, Steep Echo teas combine hand-harvested and dried olive leaves from the Bel Lavoro orchards in Santa Barbara with the highest-quality botanicals from around the world. (PRNewsFoto/Steep Echo)

 

 

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Mayan Sweet Stevia Green Leaf Tea

 

Mayan Sweet Stevia Green Leaf is brought to you directly from our plantation to promote the products amazing nutritional benefits. Stevia, the sweetest planet in the world, from Guarani origin, is cultivated in Mexico as an excellent all natural substitute for sugar and high fructose syrup. This product contains zero calories and is not glycemic which makes it perfect for diabetics.

When you purchase Mayan Sweet Stevia you are contributing to the development of pesticide and fertilizer free Mexican farmland.

Mayan Sweet Stevia Green Leaf is cultivated in very particular condiciones including altitude, temperature and humidity which gives the product its sweet and unique flavor.

Preparation

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1.  One liter of boiling water.

2. Add 10-15 leaves and boil for 5 minutes

3. Let sit and enjoy cold or warm.

 

 

Company: Mayan Sweet
Brand: Mayan Sweet
Origin: Mexico
Category: Tea
Packaging: 40g
Claims: Vegan, Raw
Price: $88.00 MXP
Website: mayansweetstevia.com

 

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Leaf – The Cleverly Innovative Tea Maker

Enjoy Our Cleverly Innovative Brewing Experience!

And Help Us Spread the Word for the Chance to Win Our New Tea Maker!  

Tea is the 2nd most popular drink in the world, next to water. We enjoy it for its great taste and wide range of health benefits.
Making tea seems easy, but making good tea is not!
Not only do you need good tea leaves and good water, you also need a good brewing process to take care of the 4 key elements in making good tea:
  • Water temperature
  • Brewing time
  • Water flow
  • Tea leaf expansion
We at Keyway Innovations would like to introduce to you the world's first, cleverly innovative TEA MAKER that lets you truly enjoy the taste, brewing experience and health benefits of freshly brewed tea.

The core technology in our tea maker is a unique circulative brewing system that can optimally control all 4 of the above key elements.

Also, our standard version tea maker is equipped with the following convenient features to greatly enhance your brewing experience:
  • Built-in programs for brewing different types of tea (e.g. green, oolong, black, pu'er, and more)
  • Customizable brewing settings (e.g. water temp, brewing time) according to your preference
  • Water/leaf separation architecture to prevent over-infusion
  • Clear glass body and aroma enhancing design (Yes, the brewing process both looks and smells great!)
  • Handled tea infuser for easy preparation and cleanup

Furthermore, the full-featured version of our tea maker will offer the following additional features:

  • Automatic tea rinsing
  • Automatic dispensing
  • Keep warm
  • Wide base for tea handling

So no matter what type of tea you want to make, you will enjoy great tasting tea and unique brewing experience EVERY TIME with our tea maker!

Standard Tea Maker

Initial end product design, to be further improved and refined in the coming weeks -  (Above) Standard Tea Maker (Below) Full-Featured Tea Maker

Full-Featured Tea Maker

Secret Behind Our Innovative Brewing Mechanism

Our tea maker is based on our innovative brewing mechanism we invented and is patent pending. This unique circulative brewing mechanism directs heated water at the right temperature over the tea leaves to let them fully expand and release the tea essence at the optimal brewing settings.

The beauty of our innovation is that it does not use a water pump or mechanical agitator to create the necessary water flow. Also, all parts coming in contact with water are fully accessible and washable.

Not only does our innovation drastically improve product reliability, but it also enhances cleanibility and overall hygiene.

Our tea maker is also able to brew tea more efficiently and extract more tea essence out of tea leaves under the same water temperature and brewing time settings in comparison with traditional brewing methods (i.e. water kettle and tea pot).

Traditional vs Tea Maker

Efficient brewing to extract more tea essence with our tea maker - Comparison in tea brewing results between traditional method (left) vs. our tea maker (right) for 3 popular tea types: green (top), oolong (middle) and pu'er (bottom). Notice the difference in tea colour.

Like having delicious Hong Kong style milk tea or Taiwanese bubble tea? Want to try making it yourself? But it is just too much of a hassle to make it at home and doesn't taste good anyway because traditional brewing methods can't produce strong enough tasting tea to blend well with the milk.

On the other hand, buying them from a shop or in pre-mixed form leaves you no control on (God knows!) what ingredients they put in your drink.

But with our tea maker and its innovative brewing mechanism, making your own favourite milk tea at home would be a breeze. We treat ourselves with making our own HK-style milk tea and other delicious tea drinks using our working prototypes every day and we just can't get enough of them!!!

HK-Style Milk Tea

Delicious Hong Kong style milk tea prepared with our tea maker

Besides traditional Chinese tea types and various kinds of milk tea, the brewing settings are fully customizable according to your preference. So feel free to experiment with your favourite recipes using our tea maker!

While the core technical aspects are protected by worldwide patent applications, we would like to wait and reveal the full secrets of our innovative brewing mechanism to you only when we approach actual market launch. We are sure you will be surprised at the simplicity and hidden gems of our innovation then!

 

Project Background and Outlook

Our journey began in 2010 as an internal research project at a Fortune 500 company.  After over 2 years of market research and technology development, our team has successfully developed a truly innovative tea maker, first of its kind in the world.

To further realize our invention's business potential, our team founded Keyway Innovations in 2012 and secured a licensing arrangement to bring this innovative tea maker to market with our own added innovations.

We are currently based in both Hong Kong and Shanghai, and our team consists of dedicated multinational professionals who are passionate about tea.

Our Team

Our core team (from left) Karen, Rick, Macho and Nicolas.
The key enabling technologies and product architecture are ready and have been successfully implemented in the latest product prototypes.  We are working hard to launch it on the market within 1 year.

Funding Arrangement & Perks

Our current funding target is USD $300,000, which would cover the costs for:

  • End product design (mechanical, electronics, industrial, software)
  • Prototyping & tooling
  • Testing & safety certification (e.g. IEC, CCC, CE, UL)
  • Material and components
  • Manufacturing & quality control

We are currently collaborating closely with established manufacturers and component suppliers to jointly develop and commercialize our tea maker.

Being the first product of its kind in the world, the startup and associated costs for our tea maker are relatively high. And we need to pass all the necessary household appliance safety tests and approbation procedures to ensure the utmost product safety for you (and us as well!).

But our hard work combined with your support will make the launch of our tea maker on the market a reality!!!

From now to the final end product design, we estimate it would take 2 to 3 rounds of intermediate prototype design and refinement process, each lasting about 2-3 months. Then it would take about 6-8 months to go through the mass production stage. Therefore we aim to complete the entire product commercialization process within 1 year.

Your contribution will help us put together our final end product with an attractive look and global user experience. Your support will also allow us to take care of every design detail so that you will truly enjoy the brewing process with our tea maker.

To show our gratitude towards your generous support and contributions, we would like to offer a wide range of perks:

  • Sincere digital thanks
  • Recipe booklet (digital and printed versions)
  • Personalized Chinese calligraphy by Karen
  • Cute monthly pics of our project hamsters Winnie & Pub
  • Special pass to tea tasting sessions held in Hong Kong and Shanghai
  • In-season tea leaves fresh from China
  • And of course, our innovative tea maker (beta, standard, and full-featured versions)

 

Tea in Chinese Calligraphy

Karen's calligraphy with Chinese character for "Tea"

 

Winnie & Pub

Our project hamsters: Winnie (left) and Pub (Right)

 

Help Us Spread the Word for the Chance to Win a Tea Maker!

If you like our tea maker and what we are doing, great! We look forward to your support. Even if you may not be much of a tea drinker or are extremely satisfied with your current ways of brewing tea, you can still help us by telling your friends and family about our great tea maker and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks of your liking!

In appreciation of your support, we are holding a referral contest and we award the following prizes to the top 3 referrers of our campaign that resulted in the highest USD contributions as accounted at the end of our funding period (excluding all of us in the Keyway team):

  • Top referrer - 1 Full-Featured New Tea Maker, or 1 Standard New Tea Makers plus 1 free perk of your choice under USD100
  • 2nd place - 1 Standard New Tea Maker
  • 3rd place - 1 free perk of your choice under USD100

To take part in our referral contest, first sign up for or log into your Indiegogo account, or first contribute to our campaign, then use one of the Share Tools to share our campaign:

  • Copy the campaign URL and paste it into an email or social media update
  • Click on the Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter icons to share through your social media networks
  • Add a widget to your blog or personal website. Click Embed and then copy and paste the widget code.
  • Send a direct email from Indiegogo

For details, please check out the articles on How to Share Your Campaign and How to Run a Referral Contest from Indiegogo or contact us.

There's More! Share Our Campaign for the Chance for Free Shipping and Handling!

For our campaign contributors, if your referrals resulted in USD contribution of any amount, we will pay your applicable shipping and handling of your paid perk! To participate, please follow these guidelines:

  • Select your perk and pay using Paypal (sorry, direct credit card payments cannot participate)
  • Share our campaign (see above)
  • Notify us through email of your intention to participate
  • For every referred contributor, you will receive free shipping and handling per paid perk item as refund to your Paypal account

For details, please contact us.

 

We can't wait to share our great tea maker with you and we really look forward to your support to make this happen!

Cheers!

 

*If you have further questions, please visit our FAQ page or contact us.

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