We partnered with Chobani to bring you 6 original drink recipes—and you get to decide which drink is best!
BY SARAH ALLEN
One of the best kept secrets in the barista community is that coffee pros love tea. From the flavor possibilities to the brew methods and equipment—not to mention the calming effects most teas deliver—tea draws specialty-beverage professionals to all its forms: chai or boba, hot or cold, whole leaf or matcha, with plant milk, whether foamed, heated, or poured right from the container.
With all this in mind, when we partnered with Chobani to come up with a recipe contest to showcase Chobani® Oatmilk Original Barista Edition—the brand’s extremely steamable, fantastically delicious product—we decided to ask barista participants to create a tea drink as a celebration of National Tea Day, April 21st.
Welcome to the Chobani® Oatmilk Tea Challenge!
Today on Barista Magazine’s Instagram, we’re sharing six recipes our participants dreamed up, along with photos of the baristas and their completed drinks, plus details on what inspired these unique recipes.
Here’s How It Works
We want you to be a part of this, too, so we created the Chobani® Oatmilk Tea Challenge not only to share some exceptional original recipes but also because we think you should choose which one sounds the best! Today on Barista Magazine’s Instagram, you’ll find photos and recipes for these imaginative drinks that incorporate Chobani® Oatmilk Barista Edition, and we’re asking you to “like” the ones you think sounds the most delicious.
“Likes” count as votes, so at the end of this week—on April 14th at 5 pm PDT—we’ll see which post has received the most likes, and that person will win big: $1,000 big! But because we value the time and thought each barista put into their drink, we’ll also award $500 for the recipe with the second-most likes; and $200 each for the other four participants.
We gave these baristas a lot of creative freedom—drinks can contain alcohol, can include any kind of tea, and can be served hot or cold. The primary rule is that they use Chobani® Oatmilk Original Barista Edition for their drinks in whatever dreamy way they wanted. And we think you’ll agree that these participants created some dazzling drinks!
How to Vote
Please visit the Barista Magazine’s Instagram page and start “liking” posts in the Chobani® Oatmilk Tea Challenge. The winner and runners-up will be determined by whichever post has the most likes by 5 pm PDT on April 14th.