Frequently Asked Questions
What are your products?
We have three different flavours of our cold brew nitro-infused teas.
- Black Tea & Yuzu (lemon-like citrus)
- White Tea & Calamansi (kumquat-like citrus)
- Post-Fermented Green Tea & Pitaya (dragon fruit)
What makes your product unique?
Our pure leaf teas are cold-brewed in craft brewery basins, carbonated, then complemented with real fruits, and charged with nitrogen bubbles to make a sparkling-smooth, refreshing drink that brings all the enjoyment of a beer, and all the wondrous properties of a tea.
Making nitro-infused cold brew teas available in a can for everyday consumption hasn’t been done before so not only is our product innovative, we think it’s the most delicious and refreshing way to drink tea! Our cold brews are the ideal option for customers looking for a healthy alternative to alcoholic or energy drinks, especially when craving something fizzy and fun, but minus the crash thanks to no added sugar.
How do you source your teas?
We’ve spent a lot of travelling, studying, and sampling tea from producers of the world’s best tea growing regions. It’s important to us that we work closely with our farmers and producers to maintain quality, consistency of product, and to ensure our production line is as ethical as possible. Engaging with the tea at the beginning of its journey enhances our appreciation for it, and inspires us to create an end product that aptly captures the flavours created in the farming and production processes.
Do your beverages contain added sugar?
Our beverages include naturally occurring sugars from the fruits but do not contain any added sugars. Results from the nutritional analysis show a very low (less than) <0.1g per 100ml for all 3 options. Black tea & Yuzu is less than 2 calories and the highest is Post fermented Green tea & Pitaya with 4 calories.
Do your beverages contain caffeine?
All beverages cold-brewed using the tea plant (camellia sinensis) will contain caffeine. Analysis of these levels will be performed as recipes are finalised.
Why is our product in cans?
We’ve also put a lot of time and consideration into our packaging – a slimline aluminium can – which makes our brews convenient for the consumer, with minimal impact on the planet.
How does the Nitrogen affect the taste?
Nitrogen has been used in the Wine and Beer Industry for a long time. Have you heard of Guinness Beer? Nitrogen creates a perceived smoothness as opposed to the lemony character of CO2 which is used to create the frizz in beverages. The nitrogen bubbles are smaller and less soluble than CO2. When a nitrogen drink is dispensed either via a Stout tap, widget or dosing in cans, a creamy head is created as the very fine bubbles arise from the force of the dispensing method. We are adding a small doses of CO2 to maintain that light sparkling and provide a complementary taste to the Nitrogen.
Where can I buy your tea?
We anticipate having our fizzy and foamy nitro tea in your hands early next year. We would love for you to continue on this journey with us. Sign-up to our newsletter to hear all the latest!
Do you sell wholesale?
For our prospective wholesale parnters, we will be making cafe starter packs available for pre-sale. If you would like the opportunity to be amongst the first in Australia to offer our beverages, send us an email to email@example.com
What goes into your tea?
We focus on sourcing the best ingredients to create our fizzy and foamy nitro tea; pure leaf tea, exotic natural fruit juice and water. Making the best product with minimal intervention and ingredients is what we are workng to produce.
What is Post-fermented green tea?
The green tea leaves are sugject to post-heated fermentation. Similar technology and techniques that is used in Japanese sake fermentation are applied to this Japanese tea prior to it being finished.
How did East Forged come about?
East Forged was founded by two of Australia’s most successful and award-winning tea specialists, Tania Stacey of Cuppa Cha (VIC) and Kym Copper of The Steepery Tea Co (QLD). The company formed when Tania and Kym wanted to enhance the everyday experience of tea, reimaging how it can be served and enjoyed for all age groups.
What is our philosophy?
We value quality ingredients that are expertly grown and thoughtfully sourced. For us, the tea is always the hero and cold brewing is the way we showcase all the nuanced flavours the leaf has to offer. We love to source local when possible – our black tea is grown in far North Queensland near Wooroonooran National Park, and we flavour our beverages with real fruit – never added sugar.
We’ve also put a lot of time and consideration into our packaging – a slimline aluminum can – which makes our brews convenient for the consumer, with minimal impact on the planet.
Where are we based?
Our founders are based between Melbourne and Brisbane and our product is currently produced in partnership with a craft brewery in Sydney