Hydration can be a challenge. On one hand, you know you're supposed to get about eight to 12 glasses of water per day. Yet, the absence of taste - and all the tempting options - can mean that you find yourself reaching for juice or soda - both frequently packaged in plastic and containing calories that can throw off your diet.
Our mission at Buddy State is to create healthy beverage options in the most sustainable packaging format. As articulated in the 2030 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, promoting good health and well-being is goal 3 and therefore a global crisis we are facing. Added to this, 2.8 million people die from obesity annually around the world.
Considering these two parallel missions, we create beverages which are focused on having a clean label. Reducing the use of unnecessary sugar is also important to us: As you explore more sustainable and flavor-filled options for hydration, Buddy State tea has 4g of sugar compared to 48g seen in many of the iced tea beverages on our shelves today. Importantly, we strive to use natural ingredients and create a tea-driven instant concentrate which is made up of 24% tea compared to many of the market leaders only having 2% tea per beverage.
What elevates our liquid tea concentrate over instant tea? Whether you're exploring more sustainable solutions or want to add more flavor to the eight-plus glasses of water you aim to consume each day, consider the following:
More Meaningful Hydration
You hear that you're supposed to get a minimum of eight glasses of water each day - as many as 12 glasses if you lead a more active lifestyle. Without this, you risk dehydration, as well as related side effects like headaches, dizziness, dryness of the mouth, fatigue and a lack of focus.
Options to inject flavor have included instant teas, which don't always dissolve well, and water-flavoring agents, which are packaged in plastic, may contain high-fructose corn syrups or include artificial colors and flavors.
Liquid tea concentrate brings a more refreshing taste while mixing in more easily and cutting down on calories and artificial ingredients.
We believe that a great-tasting tea beverage is one that balances flavor, aroma and texture to create a satisfying and enjoyable drinking experience. The key to achieving this balance is using high-quality tea leaves, as well as carefully selecting and blending complementary ingredients to enhance the tea's natural flavors.
Fruits, herbs and spices can enhance the flavor and aroma of a tea beverage. These ingredients add sweetness, tartness or spiciness, and balance the bitterness or astringency of the tea leaves. Overall, the use of natural and high-quality ingredients is important to ensure that the tea beverage has a clean and refreshing taste.
Finally, the texture of a tea beverage can also contribute to its overall appeal. For example, the use of milk or cream can create a creamy and smooth texture, while the addition of ice can create a refreshing and crisp impression. The mouthfeel of the tea should have no harsh or overpowering flavors. We believe we achieve this with Buddy State liquid tea concentrate.
Experience the Benefits of Tea
No matter if you lean toward green or black tea, both come from the camellia sinensis plant and, in turn, deliver a source of flavonoids, phytonutrients and antioxidants. Black tea concentrate, meanwhile, adds a natural source of caffeine for more focus and energy.
Less Water Usage
Many don't realize the amount of water that needs to be transported in order to create bottled beverages - and this doesn't take into account the plastic used to bottle each one, plus any additional packaging for six-packs, cases and pallets. Liquid tea concentrate eliminates this step, bringing the flavor to you and allowing you to blend it into your reusable water bottle for lower-calorie hydration at any time of the day. Buddy State liquid concentrate can be instantly mixed in with cold water for a refreshing beverage or with hot water for a warm, comforting cup.
Buddy State takes this a step further, using Rainforest Alliance certified tea and natural flavors to create all beverages we offer.
Buddy State liquid instant tea also comes in a variety of flavors, allowing our customers to choose from a range of options to suit their taste preferences. Additionally, our liquid instant tea can be used in baking or as a flavoring for cocktails or smoothies, making it a versatile ingredient or mix to any kitchen.
Just add 10 oz. to 16.9 oz. of water, stir and enjoy a thirst-quenching drink of hot or iced tea. We believe in creating soft drinks that benefit your health and well-being while still being convenient!
What's Unique About Buddy State Liquid Tea Concentrate?
One of the most important factors in creating a great tasting-tea beverage is choosing the right water temperature and steeping time. Different types of tea require different temperatures and steeping times to achieve the desired flavor and aroma.
At Buddy State, we have worked hard to identify the "perfect" way to produce our tea concentrate. We strive for the highest-quality product through innovation - always! We took flavor, aroma and texture into consideration when developing our liquid tea concentrates to ensure our customers have the most enjoyable beverage experience! Add some of our liquid tea concentrate the next time you seek a refreshing, lower-calorie beverage involving minimal plastic.