What would the world be like if there were no beverages to drink. Not even water. Well, we’d all be pretty thirsty and probably not in the right mind. Beverages, even something as uncomplicated as water is the essence to life. We live for it literally as it not only quenches our thirst, but it can also provide vital nutrients that our bodies desperately need. So of course in order to honor the beauty of beverages, the World Tea Expo and Healthy Beverage Expo honors us with beverages around the world, giving us insights to living a healthier life.
This year in May at the Long Beach Convention Center marks the second year for the Health Beverage Expo where companies come together to showcase healthy beverages for the general public. As a business to business venue, people from all over the world attend the event to learn about healthier beverages choices. Companies from the United States to across the sea bring their beverages to the event hoping to provide the beverage industry more insight on the benefits of healthier drinking. The event may not change the world’s view on beverages, but it can help enlighten us a bit on why we don’t need artificial food coloring or preservatives in our beverages.
This was the first year for me attending the show and a bit similar to the Natural Products Expo, the Healthy Beverage Expo joins with the World Tea Expo giving us what we desire to learn more of – that healthier beverages really can enable a healthier lifestyle. Ranging from exotic teas to more common beverages that we may find in our supermarkets, I was able to go from booth to booth to sample and experience what these companies bring to the general consumer. Whether it’s an organic blend of fruit and vegetable juice or rare oolong teas, almost every company taught me something new and different about the beverage industry.
It was a pretty fun and exciting event and I brought my son along with me to be my true taste tester. Who could be more honest about their opinions than a child? While he didn’t enjoy the mineral infused black water from TRACE, he did like the all-natural raw fruit and vegetable juices from Raaw and the natural juice blends from good2grow juices with the unique interchangeable tops. There were so many companies showcasing their beverages ranging from fresh pressed juices to herb infused vodka to rare and exotic concoctions that it became a dizzying effect of what to try next.
Companies such as Arty which is an artichoke infused juice was very different and unique. And other companies including Silk Road Soda, Zen Tea Traders, and Marquis were distinctive infusions of tea and gourmet sodas. Many of the companies attending were generous with their samples and taste testing and some even offered an exclusive sitting area where you can get a massage while sipping their aristocratic beverages.
Hopefully these beverage companies will appear in your local markets and restaurants soon so we can all get a taste of something rare and extraordinary. For more information about the Healthy Beverage Expo and World Tea Expo, please visit their website: http://healthybeverageexpo.com/. And keep an eye out on my blog for reviews and giveaway opportunities.
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