Friday, April 30, 2010

It's Derby time, baby!

It's Derby weekend, baby, and we are ready for the "Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports". Fabulous hats? Check! Fabulous dresses? Check! And, you guessed it, fabulous tea? Check!

For the featherweights who fall asleep after one julep (guilty!) and for everyone else who might want a pick-up-me after too many juleps, we are pouring Chai, Baby!'s Energy Blend over ice. The potent Egyptian peppermint, ginger and red peppercorn blend gives us the wonderful fragrance and taste of mint associated with Derby drinking, but keeps us fresh and alert for the festivities. So wake up and join the party, baby!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Chai, Baby! Top Five: Why Drink Tea?

Is that a cup of coffee in your hand, baby? Hey, we don't judge -- although we will sass you a little. Here's our challenge: every day, replace just one of your coffees with -- you guessed it -- a cup of tea.

Why? So glad you asked, baby!

1. Tea is chock-full of antioxidants that protect your body from the effects of aging.

2. Tea is hydrating. Your body needs fluid, baby, so drink up!

3. Tea can protect your body from cancer. Research increasingly shows that polyphenols (the antioxidants in tea) have a cancer-fighting effect.

4. No calories, baby! Choose the right tea, skip the milk and sweetener, and you can indulge in utterly guilt-free deliciousness!

5. Tea contains theanine, an amino acid that simultaneously improves alertness and reduces stress. Wow!

Are you sold? We thought so!

-Chai, Baby!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What's cooking, baby? Chai Baby in the Top Chef pantry!

You already know that Chai, Baby! teas and herbal blends are in the pantry of Top Chef Masters. Well, now, Chai, Baby! is also on the set of Top Chef!

Chefs around the world are increasingly incorporating tea into their dynamic dishes – from ceviche to soup to bread pudding a la mode. And Chai, Baby! is excited to be part of tea’s new culinary adventures by being available to some of the best chefs around – the ones competing for the Top Chef crown!

So, keep those eyes peeled when the new season of Top Chef airs in the fall. You just might catch a glimpse of Chai, Baby!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Explore, baby! This month, taste some new tea!

A focus group of tea business professionals was recently asked what teas captured the most interest and experienced increased popularity over the past year. Their response? White Tea and Rooibos Tea.

In short, people are no longer as likely to request a traditional English Breakfast tea, they said.

Well, of course, they're not, we say! As people learn more about tea, they are leaving their grubby bags of brown powder behind and embracing different tea varieties, flavors, spices, roots and herbs. They now know that there is a veritable wonderland of teas and herbal blends to explore, taste, sip and savor!

So, get our there, baby! Throw caution to the wind, and treat your tastebuds to a fanciful, flavorful, fabulous new tea.

-Chai, Baby!

P.S. Try Chai, Baby's White Tea & Lemon Myrtle (a light, refreshing, citrus-y white tea blend) and Beauty Blend (a rich & fruity rooibos blend).