Petality: 2014 “Hottest Kitchen Challenge” Winner!

Petality: 2014 “Hottest Kitchen Challenge” Winner!

Greetings, We are pleased to announce that Petality won 1st Place in the 2014 “HottestKitchenChallenge!”  Judged by 6 accomplished food and beverage industry professionals, the competition was recently hosted in Indianapolis by sponsors Reliable Water Services and Ivy Tech Corporate College & Culinary Center. Andrea and I shared with the judges our vision, our mission, and of course, our most beautiful beverages.  As we expected, the natural beauty of flowers swept the judges off their feet.  Criteria assessed were (1) taste (2) appearance (3) creativity and (4) marketability.  After sharing our beautiful Organic Flower Tisanes – authentically brewed and delicately sweetened – and the worlds only Organic Palm Flower Soda – nutritious and pure – Petality was announced winner.  We are humbled and very grateful. In addition to receiving the collective confidence of the judges and witnessing the many smiling faces of those who tried our tisanes and soda, some of the best parts of the day were hearing the diverse stories of people who enjoyed Petality beverages after the competition… For example, there was one gentleman who, as he enjoyed our beverages, recounted to us his experience growing up around authentic flower tisanes.  He smiled as he recalled the delicious hibiscus, jasmine, and chrysanthemum tisanes his mother, originally from China, would make.  I enjoyed his comment that, though much of the crowd seemed to think our beverages were novel, he was not surprised in the least to see us bringing such truly traditional flower beverages to the forefront.  From the experience of his upbringing, graced with the respectful traditions, health knowledge, and culture of his mother, he knew...