July 2014: Bhakti Chai’s Green Tea Tulsi Chai receives Editors’ Pick for Best New Product by The Gourmet Retailer
The Gourmet Retailer magazine offers comprehensive articles on specialty food and housewares retailers. The Gourmet Retailer has honored Bhakti Chai’s Green Tea Tulsi Chai as being among the year’s most original, engaging and fun retail items.
The North American Tea Championship, previously called the World Tea Championship, is an independent competition, judged by professional cuppers, to distinguish the highest quality & best tasting teas commercially available in the North American marketplace. Our new Almond Blend, which only just launched in January, has won first place based on flavor, body, color, clarity and balance.
February 2014: Bhakti Chai – Top 100 Women-Owned Companies
ColoradoBiz Magazine included Bhakti Chai in its 2014 “Top 100 Women-Owned Companies” list, celebrating the accomplishments of top women in business.
June 2013: Bhakti Chai awarded the GOLD Sofi for “Best Hot Beverage”
“The sofi™ Awards are the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s(NASFT) annual awards for outstanding specialty foods and beverages. They are considered the top honor in the specialty food industry. sofi™ (specialty outstanding food innovation) awards are the highest honor the specialty food industry can bestow upon comestibles. Essentially, the Oscars of Artisanal Foods, representing culinary creativity across the U.S. and around the globe.”
June 2013: Bhakti Chai named a Finalist in the “Best New Product” category in Delicious Living’s 2013 Best Bite Awards
If you’re a savvy natural foods shopper (and we’re sure you are), you know that choosing the best products from among hundreds in your local store can be fun but overwhelming. That’s why, for our first-ever Best Bite awards, we asked experienced natural retailers, manufacturers, and you to share the picks that make healthy living more delicious. After tasting samples and scrutinizing ingredients, we chose these winners. All of them earn distinction for delivering healthy, whole foods using high-quality sourcing standards. We hope you recognize your standbys and discover a few new favorites. Read more…
April 2013: Bhakti’s Original Ready-To-Drink picks up 3rd Place in the North American Tea Championship
The World Tea Media presented the Third Place North American Tea Champion Award to Bhakti Chai for its Bhakti Chai Ready-To-Drink Original flavor in the “Iced Tea” Class. A judging panel of professional “cuppers” assessed hundreds of submissions through blind organoleptic analysis of the following characteristics: flavor, body, color, clarity, and balance.
April 2013: Bhakti Chai Coffee-Blend receives Beverage World 2013 BevStar Award!
Beverage World’s 4th Annual BevStar Awards recognize innovation in each major beverage segment. The Beverage World editorial team judges candidates based on a number of criteria: Ingredients, Packaging, Market Positioning, and Uniqueness. Our Coffee Blend won a Silver Award in the Tea/Coffee category.
April 2013: Best of Boulder names Bhakti Chai “Best Chai” for 2013
Chai tea’s sweet and spicy blend is Boulder’s personality in a cup. Its exotic flavors even find ways to adapt through the seasons; iced chai in the summer is refreshing after a yoga session, and warm chai’s spices feel like a good seasonal choice during chilly winter afternoons spent reading in a local coffee shop. Locally owned Bhakti Chai blends black tea, cardamom, ginger and cane juice which emulates the firey “masala chai” made in India. No variation says Boulder quite as well.
March 2012: Editors’ Choice Award Best In Show Beverage
This spicy, truly Indian-style chai was love at first taste; they launched big-time at Expo West so now the secret is out. Made with loads of freshly pressed (not powdered) organic ginger, it lives up to its reputation as a “chai to get you high” (in a good way).
December 2010: Bhakti Chai awarded “BEST YOUNG BUSINESS”
There were many facets of (Bhakti Chai) that led it to snag the Naturally Boulder award. Judges were “betting this company really makes it,” said Ellen Feeney, vice president of Naturally Boulder’s board of directors. Bhakti Chai’s quick growth, distribution methods, philanthropy and sustainable practices were all selling points, Feeney said, adding, “I’m a total chai addict, and I love their product. Read More
April 2010: Best of Boulder names Bhakti Chai “Best Chai Manufacturer” for 2011
Making chai is an art that Bhakti Chai has more than mastered. Based on the masala, or spicy, variety of chai served in India, this blend of fiery spices and sweet tea began as a home operation when founder Brook Eddy couldn’t find the flavor of chai she’d come to love during her travels in India. Now jars of the concentrated mix grace grocery store shelves from Boulder to Breckenridge, and in Boulder alone you can pick up a fresh-brewed cup at more than 50 restaurants, tea shops and coffee houses. Making a decent chai is simple enough if you get your ingredients right, but Bhakti has aimed way above decent and hit the bullseye of delicious. Fresh-pressed ginger, black tea from the hills of the Himalayas and a touch of organic evaporated cane juice are just some of the hallmarks of this local favorite. For now, Bhakti is only in stores in Colorado, but fortunately for the rest of the chai-loving world, it’s also for sale through Bhakti’s website, www.bhaktichai.com. To make this spicy drink even sweeter, Bhakti donates 5 percent of its online sales to the Global Fund for Women, an international nonprofit that helps women in need.
In February 2010, a nomination and selection process conducted by the Boulder County Business Report named forty young business leaders based in Boulder. Among these “40 Under Forty” was Brook Eddy, Founder and CEO of Bhakti Chai.