Two weekends ago, Aiya Sales Representative, Michael, flew to Toronto for the 2014 Canadian Coffee & Tea Show. The show took place from September 28 to 29 and was hosted at the International Centre. It had everything from a barista competition to teas from all over the world. Once again, Aiya was showing support for our Canadian partner, Gerhards Importers, at their booth.

At the show, Aiya sampled some new and fun drinks for the Canadian market. Using our Matcha Zen Café Blend and syrups from Monin, we made three different flavored iced Matcha green teas: mango, peppermint, and lemon. The mango flavored tea seemed to garner the most compliments from the attendees. Since the weather was fairly warm for that time of the year, the Matcha iced teas were a refreshing treat!

In addition to the iced teas, Michael sampled our popular iced Matcha lattes. In conjunction with our Matcha Zen Café Blend, he used the Pacific brand Barista Series Almond Milk. This was Aiya’s first time using that brand of almond milk for the lattes, and the results turned out great. The final product was a rich and creamy iced Matcha latte, without the overpowering flavor of almonds.

To recreate the drinks, the Monin syrups and Pacific Almond Milk can be obtained from Gerhards. The products worked so well with our Matcha Zen Café Blend that we are considering using them in the future at the American shows!

With the growing popularity of Matcha in Canada, it was imperative for us to be a Product Sponsor for the show. Aiya will be traveling to the Great White North again next year for the CRFA Show. We’ll be located at the Gerhards booth again, so stop by for some samples and to say hello!