BluePrint Introduces New Line of Tea-Infused Energy Drinks

406724Cold-pressed juice brand BluePrint is continuing to enter new beverage categories with the launch of a new line of tea-infused energy drinks.

BluePrint, owned by natural foods conglomerate Hain Celestial, today officially unveiled a three-SKU line of energy drinks, powered by naturally caffeinated tea ingredients like guayusa, matcha and yerba mate. The new drinks are available in Whole Foods’ Northeast region and retailers in the New York Tri-State area for a suggested retail price of $2.99.

“BluePrint consumers regularly look to our family of products to help them power through their day,” said BluePrint general manager Alex Galindez in a press release. “Our new line of tea infused energy drinks really get you going and keep you going.”

In March Galindez discussed the line extension in an interview with BevNET at the Natural Products Expo West 2016 trade show, saying the brand’s move into functional beverage categories, including drinking vinegars, kombucha and energy drinks, was prompted by syndicated research conducted with market research firm IRI.

“If it’s function and it’s beverage, we’re ready for it and it should be coming from BluePrint,” Galindez said.

The brand also introduced a shift in marketing of its juice products away from cleansing and toward specific functionality and day part uses, a move exemplified in updated branding for new line extensions. The new look is featured on the BluePrint’s new teas as well as its drinking vinegars and kombucha beverages, both of which launched earlier this year.

The company’s full press release can be found below:

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today BluePrint®, a leader in developing cold-pressed juices and juice drinks, announced the launch of a new line of tea infused energy drinks, now available at Whole Foods Market in the Northeast and local retailers in the New York Tri-State area. An evolution of traditional ready-to-drink (RTD) teas, the BluePrint® energy drinks infuse high performance tea ingredients, like guayusa, matcha and yerba mate to provide a “dual energy” source from caffeine coupled with superfood ingredients.

“BluePrint® consumers regularly look to our family of products to help them power through their day,” said Alex Galindez, General Manager, BluePrint®. “Our new line of tea infused energy drinks really get you going and keep you going.”

The BluePrint® energy drink line consists of three varieties in 14-fluid ounce bottles: guayusa, matcha and yerba mate. Each drink will sell for a suggested retail price of $2.99 per bottle.

BluePrint® tea infused energy drinks incorporate superfood ingredients, such as turmeric, moringa and Lion’s Mane Mushroom, that are known to elevate your spirits. Sweetened with organic maple syrup, each bottle contains 45 – 50 calories, while caffeine is communicated via an “energy meter” on the bottle.

Varieties include:

  • Guayusa Tea Energy Drink (125 milligrams caffeine, 50 calories): A natural detoxifier that provides the extra pep in your step; adding turmeric and cayenne pepper for a unique flavor and some additional heat.
  • Matcha Tea Energy Drink (100 milligrams caffeine, 45 calories): A beverage made with high-quality green tea ingredients from Japan, matcha incorporates “miracle tree” moringa with lemon grass and spearmint for a clean, refreshing taste.
  • Yerba Mate Tea Energy Drink (75 milligrams caffeine, 45 calories): A traditional drink made from yerba mate provides a gentle and calm energy boost with Lion’s Mane Mushroom; a perfect blend for mind and body balance.

About BluePrint®

Launched in 2007, BluePrint®, a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), is a pioneer of cold-pressed juices and juice drinks that provide functional nutrition. Under each signature blue cap is a delicious blend of pure, organic ingredients that serve as a great way to support energy on-the-go and provide a natural recharge. BluePrint® is continuously innovating and is committed to helping consumers lead healthier, more energy-filled lives. BluePrint® is more than just a drink. It’s a way of life and is driven to continually bring new, organic products to the market. BluePrint® is sold at select retail outlets such as Whole Foods Market, and online at BluePrint.com. For more information about BluePrint®, please visit BluePrint.com.