We’re big believers in delicious taste. In every sip, every mug and every teapot. From new flavors to tasty trends, we’re always on the lookout for the best ways to enjoy chai.
As we head into 2017, we want to share the eight hottest #TasteTrends we’re focusing on so you’re in the know, too. Whether the menu you’re planning is for your café or your family, sit back and take note. Then whip up some tasty concoctions with your new trend knowledge.
1. Taste the story.
Food with a story just tastes better. When our founder brought Oregon Chai from the Himalayas to your (tea) house, she probably didn’t think it’d be something we’d be talking about years later.
It’s part of our story, and we love knowing where we came from. Speaking of, have you read the anatomy of chai?
2. Attack the snack.
51% of us are snacking between meals. How else would we last between meals? Sometimes that 3 o’clock slump hits hard.
3. Waste not, want more.
The FDA and the USDA have partnered on a goal to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.
We’ve always believed in good karma. Where your food comes from is just as important as where the packaging goes when you’re done.
Check if our packaging is recyclable in your area by clicking here.
4. Fall in love with FDL: The Food-Drink Life
Drink your food and eat your drink? With 48 million Americans declaring themselves as ‘foodies’, this trend is no surprise.
Of course, with our Caffeine-Free Original, you can sip it all day (and night), too.
5. Variety is the spice of life – and your pantry.
78% are looking for spicy menu options. We’ve always been big fans of that adventurous, free-spirited attitude.
Be a tastemaker, a trendsetter. Add a little kick to your cup or your menu with our Spiced Chai Tea Latte. Think about flavors from around the world and how they can spice up your everyday dishes.
6. Batch it. Mix it. Drink it.
Innovative cocktails are in. Mix up a batch of something delicious for your next bar crowd or dinner party and turn teatime into #WeTime.
7. Breakfast for dinner. Or any time of the day you please.
We admit, we’ve always been fans of sipping tea any time of the day. It’s never been just a breakfast thing to us.
Now food is following suit. Serve pancakes, waffles and muffins for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Foods this good are no longer limited to a time of the day.
8. Wellness, naturally.
What you’re sipping and serving matters. Natural flavors are just as important as great tasting chai.
Most of our concentrates are over 90% organic and carry the USDA Organic seal. Now five of our flavors are Non-GMO Project Certified, too.
With these flavor trends shaping menus and pantries in 2017, we can’t wait to keep on sipping.
What #TasteTrends are you most excited for? Let us know in a comment below!