Hot beverages are hot, regardless of the season. Younger consumers, especially Millennials, are seeking more complex flavors in all aspects of cuisine, including beverages. Bold flavors of herbals, florals, and fresh spices are finding their way into hot beverages, including teas and coffees. The demand for specialty teas has created a need for modern presentations that enhance the experience. Set your hot tea service apart with the stylish lean of the Syracuse China Slenda Verve collection from Libbey Foodservice.

“The long-standing trend in tea gives owner/operators an opportunity to offer tea service in a new way by exploring hot tea and food pairings,” says Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey Inc. “Similar to food and wine pairings, teas are being offered with cheeses and other food selections to create dynamic flavor combinations."

Blending impeccable style with proven performance, the Slenda Verve tea service and trays are part of the Royal Rideau collection, providing mix and match options with six other Syracuse China patterns. The uncommon leaning design of the Slenda Verve teapot, sugar pot and creamer bring an upscale and chic vibe to polished casual dining. With the resurgence of afternoon tea, the 23-ounce teapot with lid is ideal for guests sharing tea. The large oval tray, with its distinctive sloping effect, provides chefs a wide surface area for plating foods to accompany the tea service. 

“This demand for tea, specialty tea drinks and warm cocktails offers growth potential for restaurateurs seeking to incorporate new after-dinner beverage offerings to their menu,” Dountas says.

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