The sofi™ Award

For over 50 years, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) has been honoring innovation and excellence in the world of specialty foods and beverages through their coveted sofi™ awards -- dubbed by Bloomberg as the Oscars of Artisanal Foods.

In 2019, Blue Lotus Chai was honored to have our Traditional Masala Chai -- our flagship variety -- be selected to receive a sofi™ Silver award (tea category).

Then in 2020, for the 2nd year in a row, we were selected to receive another sofi™ in the tea category -- this time a Bronze award, for our Star Anise Masala Chai variety.

We thank the Specialty Food Association for this honor and thank all our extended friends and family around the world for their support.

News Articles

Every so often, Blue Lotus Chai is featured in a noteworthy blog or article. Here are some of the places we have been featured.

What Our Friends Are Saying ...

  • Every morning at 5:30 I start my day with a steaming cup made with sugar and whole milk, enjoying every sip, loving the last one which is always the spiciest. I actually take my Blue Lotus tin with me whenever and wherever I travel! Thank you Blue Lotus Chai for making such a delicious product.

  • The flavors from this make my soul feel good - thank you!

  • I've used it to make dirty chai lattes (add coffee), smoothies, baked goods...everything. The empty tins make great succulent pots. I use them in my greenhouse. Love it!

  • This is awesome - my friends all love it!

  • I have a container for at home AND at the office because I enjoy it so much.

  • Not only are the spices perfect, the ratios perfect, but you have actual SPICINESS.

  • It reminds me of an ayurvedic homemade chai I make and love. And a great taste of India!

  • WOW! I absolutely LOVE your delicious chai and wanted to let you know. After reading your story, it makes it that much sweeter. Thank you for what you are doing, and you have a customer for life!

  • Your product is truly so flavorful, and I don’t add milk or sugar. It is enjoyable on its own. What was really great is you offered a packet, which I purchased to try first. I fell in love with it, then went back and purchased 3 containers.