Hot & Cold Tea Textures

Changing the way the world sees tea

Twinings are currently looking for innovators/experts who have technologies and developments in tea textures. They would like to explore if there are dissolvable gums, texturisers, additions they could use that would permeate through the bag and create a juicy texture in the cold water infused tea bag applications & a thicker mouthfeel in some of our hot blends.

Application Deadline
October 30th, 2021
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Summary

Background

At Twinings, tea is more than a passion, it’s a way of life and they want to share this love far and wide in over 113 countries world-wide. Their mission is to bring everyday affordable luxury to all. Whether that’s your morning cup of Earl Grey, or an aromatic fruit and herbal infusion, you’ll enjoy the constant quality that Twinings have delivered for over 315 years in their ambition  to be the destination brand for good for you drinks.

Challenge

Twinings are currently looking for innovators/experts who have technologies and developments in tea textures. They would like to explore if there are dissolvable gums, texturisers, additions they could use that would permeate through the bag and create a juicy texture in the cold water infused tea bag applications & a thicker mouthfeel in some of our hot blends.

Solutions must aim to cover the below criteria:

  • Dissolvable gums
  • Clean label gum/starches texturisers technology 
  • The right particle size to permeate through the different tea bag tissues to create texture without clogging/clagging in the back over life. 
  • A fuller, stronger mouth feel as opposed to gummy texture

What's in it for you?

A successful collaboration could mean, for individuals, becoming part of the wider Twinings group, while for organisations, forming a potential partnership with one of the world’s most iconic brands to co-develop and co-launch the idea to market.

These are global challenges and Twinings are willing to collaborate with both individuals/freelancers and other industry participants/universities etc. and solutions can be at any stage of development.

If you have or are developing solutions, or if you have expertise in the above, please click "Apply" to submit your solution/expertise to the Network.