Sip. Savor. Save $3 on Cases of Oregon Chai

Last week, we shared Oregon Chai Spiced Chai Tea Latte on ice with our friends on Twitter and Facebook. Today, we’re sharing $3 off per case with you!

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it’s a great time to pick up a case of spiced chai tea latte. Although chai tea’s exotic spices are traditionally from the Eurasian countries of India, Malaysia, Java, Bengal and Cambodia, beverages from Mexico and other Latin American locales share similar flavor profiles. The spice notes can add a pick-me-up to your specialty beverage menu.Oregon Chai logo Guy (2)

The Spiced Chai Tea Latte flavor from Oregon Chai features more authentic chai spice for deeper chai flavor, but it maintains the same amount of caffeine as the original chai latte concentrate: approximately 30–35 mg of caffeine per servings (same as a lightly brewed cup of black tea). Plus, most Oregon Chai concentrates are over 90% organic and carry the USDA Organic seal.

As you plan your Cinco de Mayo menu, think about a simple “Cha Cha Chai” drink special to serve up iced or hot. Just add 3/4 an ounce of your favorite cinnamon syrup to 6 ounces of Oregon Chai Spiced Chai Tea Latte. Stir well and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg or a cinnamon stick.

Or, if your location has a bar, you can try a Spicy Chai Martini. Just mix 2 ounces of vanilla vodka with 1.5 ounces of Oregon Chai Spiced Chai Tea Latte and a pump of your favorite cinnamon syrup over ice in a shaker. Give it a few shakes and pour into a cold martini glass.

Any time of the day or night, you can spice up your espresso by adding 6 ounces of Oregon Chai Spiced Chai Tea Latte to a freshly pulled shot. Add a bit of steamed milk to this Dirty Chai, as this popular drink is now called, for a frothy dirty chai latte experience. We, of course, prefer espresso from Stockton Graham Coffees: the single origin espressos include Seda Dulce and Papua New Guinea and the espresso blends include our ever-popular Midnight Lotus Blend and our San Remo Blend. All coffees are roasted at Stockton Graham & Co. headquarters in Raleigh, NC.

Chai’s Big Flavor is Trending

Chai — traditionally made by mixing black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla bean, nutmeg and honey over milk — is one of this year’s biggest flavor trends. In fact, it was one of the featured flavors at the 40th Anniversary of the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. And that wasn’t just in the international section, but all throughout the Moscone Center.

The tea latte category has been quietly growing for quite a while, with chai lattes as the leader. The basic concept of a tea latte is very simple. Instead of espresso, use a concentrated tea mixed with milk. Tea lattes can be made hot, iced or frozen. All forms offer the same health benefits as traditionally brewed tea and are great alternatives to coffee.

Nirvana in a Cup from Oregon Chai

If you don’t know the history of Oregon Chai, pick up a copy of Nirvana in a Cup: The Founding of Oregon Chai by Tedde McMillen. It’s a fabulous story of true-life mother-daughter journey that transformed the ancient tea from a traditional Himalayan cultural and health secret to a multi-million dollar Oregon Chai company.

Nirvana in a cup starts off with the arresting, literally, line “Mom, call the embassy! I’ve been arrested!” The plea from Ms. McMillian’s 20-year-old daughter, Heather, from Zambia at 3am in the morning on Christmas Eve turned out to be a journey of a lifetime for the mom-and-daughter duo.

Although the company has grown over 400% since distributing its launch press release on Halloween day in 1994, the crave-worthy drink is still a favorite among baristas, mixologists and chefs. That’s why Oregon Chai is one of the biggest chai brewers in the U.S. The company, which is still located in Portland, is now owned by Kerry Group Plc.

Order your Oregon Chai Spiced Chai Tea Latte and get $3 off a case of 32oz boxes. Offer ends 5/1/2015. Just call a Customer Care Associate at 800.835.5943 to order.

Blend This! Blended Beverage Workshops

Join us for “Blend This!”, a blended beverage workshop and promotions event! Top brands DaVinci Gourmet, Jet, Big Train, Caffe D’Amore and Oregon Chai are sending their beverage experts to demonstrate how you can utilize their products in your cafe to blend bigger profits. The blended beverage industry is worth $4 billion and growing every year!

Kerry will be giving away 2 iPads (one for each event) via drawings. Your name will automatically be entered to win if registered for the event, and upon attending you will receive another entry! There will be extra ways to enter the drawing at the event itself as well.

Presented by: Jill Zimmerman of Kerry Foodservice and Thom Swain of Stockton Graham & Co. They will blend you through achieving higher revenues, industry know how, creative beverage programs that will attract new customers and suggestive selling for blended iced beverages! Be sure to register today to obtain some of this valuable information!

*June 26, 2013 – Thank you so much for attending these successful events!

Free Admission to Coffee Fest Chicago from DaVinci, Oregon Chai & Jet

Interested in heading to Chicago for Coffee Fest? Your friends at DaVinci, Oregon Chai and Jet want to get you in for free!

The closest Coffee Fest to our Southeast customers will be held in Chicago, February 18 – 20, 2011. If you’d like to receive a free admission coupon for Coffee Fest Chicago at Navy Pier and are currently a DaVinci, Oregon Chai or Jet customer, please call Stockton Graham at (800) 835-5943 to place your request today.

THESE DISCOUNT ADMISSION COUPONS ARE TIME SENSITIVE. In order for you to receive FREE admission to Coffee Fest Chicago please be aware of the following important information:

***TWO WAYS TO REGISTER – CHOOSE ONLY ONE PLEASE!***

1) Register for FREE at www.coffeefest.com by 1/30/2011 using the unique code (request from your Customer Care Associate).
2) After 1/30/2011, attendees can save $20 off $30 admission by bringing this coupon to the show (cost is $10 per person with coupon).
3) Names must be valid. “Guest” will not be accepted.
4) Coupons are controlled by unique code and are not transferable or duplicable.

Other Important Information to know:
2) Children under 13 will not be admitted (including infants).
3) Onsite Registration will close one half-hour prior to closing of show floor each day.

Thank you!

 

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Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.