To coincide with the holiday season, Starbucks launched their latest holiday cups, David's Tea released its holiday tea offerings and consumers create holiday cocktails.


Cheers for cocktail creations

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Holiday cups are here

This season, Starbucks’ limited-edition cups are back along with the return of seasonal flavors like Peppermint Mocha (back for a 16th year), Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Eggnog Latte, all available hot, iced and in Frappuccino blended beverages, the company says. Starbucks has released special seasonal cups since 1997, and this year, the coffee company is celebrating the spirit of yesteryear with a modern twist, it says. “We started (this season) by looking to the past,” said Kristy Cameron, with Starbucks Creative Studio, in a statement. The newly designed holiday cups are adorned with retro-graphic patterns from Starbucks holidays past: winking stars, colorful bright cherries and houndstooth. Doses of vintage colors and patterns, like mint green and argyle, were reinterpreted with graphic flair, and a dash of glitter and shine, according to the company. A ribbon of black, white and Starbucks green on the back ties all the four cup designs together. Starbucks’ seasonal cups and flavors will be available through Jan. 7.

FestiviTEAs abound

To help consumers drink healthier during the festive holiday season, David’s Tea released holiday-inspired teas with zero calories and no sugar, in fun and nostalgic yuletide flavors including Candy Cane Crush, Caramel Shortbread, Apple Cider and Cardamon French Toast. Among the gift offerings are tree-filled ornaments filled with loose-leaf teas and an 8 Nights of Tea gift set containing eight tins of caffeine-free loose-leaf tea in Blackberry Blizzard, Caribbean Crush, Carrot Cupcake, Cinnamon Rooibos Chai, Just Peachy, Serenity Now, Super Ginger and Turmeric Glow.