The Tea Association of the U.S.A. recently attempted to read their own leaves, and what they found, in part, was the number of restaurants, coffee houses and stand-alone tea salons that serve gourmet or specialty tea has been steadily increasing for a number of years. In foodservice sales alone, the growth of tea has increased about three to five percent each year for the last several years.Learn More
From beer to coffee and just about every beverage type in between, there's been a growing trend toward the use of nitrogen instead of the standard carbonation. Rooted in craft beer in general and stout beers like Guinnessin particular, the use of nitrogen provides a smooth and creamy profile that gives "nitro beverages" another layer of enjoyment.
Green tea is an on-trend ingredient served in coffee and tea establishments nationwide. Health-conscious consumers are consistently seeking out new and interesting offerings, but utilizing green tea can create more than just delicious hot and iced beverages.