The Boston Beer Company, maker of brands including Samuel Adams, Truly Hard Seltzer and Twisted Tea, today announced the launch of TeaPot, a new line of cannabis-infused iced teas. TeaPot is the company's first infused beverage offering and will be available in select Canadian provinces beginning in July.
TeaPot blends real tea with specific cannabis strains. The brand's first release is a Good Day Iced Tea, made with real lemon black tea and infused with Pedro's Sweet Sativa, a unique cultivar which is grown in Strathroy, Ontario by licensed producer Entourage Health Corp. and sold exclusively in Canada under its retail brand Color Cannabis. Each 12-ounce (355mL) can of TeaPot contains 5mg of THC and is crafted to minimize any cannabis taste or aroma. TeaPot will introduce additional varietals in the coming months.
"TeaPot purposefully pairs the right tea with the right pot for the right occasion," said Paul Weaver, Director, Head of Cannabis at The Boston Beer Company. "Each can is precisely dosed for social gatherings with friends and family. We think TeaPot is the best-tasting cannabis beverage on the market, and we can't wait for people to try it – we think they'll agree."
Since 2020, Canada's infused beverage market share has increased by nearly 850%, according to Headset retail data, and is approximately twice the size of the U.S. cannabis beverage market.
"Our goal is to be the most innovative consumer-focused beverage company on the planet," said Dave Burwick, CEO of The Boston Beer Company. "While beer is our middle name, we've also introduced successful hard teas, hard ciders, hard seltzers, and canned cocktails. We're encouraged by the continued growth of the cannabis beverage category and we believe it's one of the next innovation frontiers. As we await further progress on U.S. regulations, we'll continue to develop an exciting product pipeline in the federally regulated market of Canada."