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A Magic Mushroom spice rub by Indie Tea made with tea, coriander, cumin, fennel and garlic has been named one of the best new products at the World Tea Expo.

A tea-infused blend of herbs and spices like cumin and coriander, and a set of specially designed tea cups created to optimize the flavor and aroma of specific teas have been named some of the best new products ahead of the largest tea expo in the world.

In advance of the World Tea Expo, which opens in Las Vegas in June, organizers have announced the winners of the 10 Best New Product Award Winners.

Here are some of the highlights:

Tea Ware Winner
This new line of tea cups borrows from the principles of wine. Just as different kinds of wine are best enjoyed in specific stemware, 1660 London, made up of luxury ceramist Peter Ting and ‘tea smith’ Tim d’Offay, has produced a range of three tasting cups in different shapes designed specially to release the full aromas and flavors of green and black teas.
http://www.1660london.com

Innovation Winner
Designed to work in disposable water bottles, the Slim Steeper Cold Brew Tea Infuser by The Tea Spot can make cold brew tea with loose leaves in 10 minutes. A bit of a paradox, however, as the product is supposed to be eco-friendly but works with disposable water bottles.
http://theteaspot.com

Tea as an Ingredient Winner
Jars of Indie Tea’s arTEAsan Magic Mushroom Spice rub are organic blends of roasted Yerba Mate, Porcini Mushroom infused with gourmet salt and savory spices like cumin, fennel, coriander, garlic, onions and more. The spice rub can be applied to vegetables, beef and pork. It also comes in Old Smokey Spice Rub with Lapsang Souchong, Oolong, and Pu-erh Teas, black smoked sea salt, paprika, chipotle chilies, garlic, onions, brown sugar.
http://bit.ly/HPnWQF

Baked Goods Winner
Its name evokes the English countryside and warm, fire-side cottage houses. Farmhouse English Biscuits, a family-owned bakery in northern England, are hand-made with ‘grandma’s original recipe’ and premium British ingredients.
http://www.farmhouse-biscuits.co.uk

The World Tea Expo takes place in Las Vegas June 1-3.