Before Bottling Tea, You Have to Brew!
We work with you to find the highest quality and organic teas. The most popular tea blends for bottling tea are black and green since they provide health benefits with a mild caffeine boost. If you’re looking to do an herbal tea, our flavor chemists are experts in creating exceptional tea-blending formulas. We’ve worked with tea-blending formulas like mullein, chamomile, and even matcha!
The Newport Bottling & Canning team is well-versed in creating a sweet and flavorful tea without any harmful ingredients. Our team starts by adding reverse-osmosis water and your selected tea-blending formula to our commercial tea brewing machine. The tea is steeped for 15 minutes or whatever time you desire.
After steeping, the tea bags are removed, and the tea is set to chill to prevent further steeping. Once the tea has reached the desired temperature, our team adds the flavoring and other ingredients to the brewed tea. Natural flavorings are added while the tea is at a cooler temperature to prevent the natural flavoring from burning away.
Next, the tea is chilled one more time before testing.
Quality Control and Client Testing
Newport Bottling & Canning’s quality control team receives a sample to test for the tea’s pH level, acidity, and more. Once the sample is approved by quality control, the client reviews the spec sheet and tastes their tea sample. During this time, the client can request adjustments to the taste of the tea or to additional ingredients.
Once your tea-blending formula is approved, it’s off to our canning and bottling tea line.
Canning & Bottling Tea
Newport Bottling & Canning’s canning line is compatible with PET Plastic, aluminum cans, and glass bottled tea. We’ll be your guide to finding the right material for packaging your tea drinks.
Your glass bottled tea or cans are loaded on the conveyor belt to be filled with your custom tea formula. From there, the tea is sealed, given a lot code, and inspected. Next, the tea is inspected to ensure the pressure and lot code are correct.
Your tea moves onto our tunnel pasteurization to reduce the risk of fermentation. Finally, the tea proceeds to our cooling tunnel, where it’s packaged and ready to go.
No bottling or canning tea production run is ever too small or large with Newport Bottling & Canning. Contact us today to get started on creating the next crowd-pleasing drink!