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Meet Brandon McClain, the Man Behind Mariano’s Tea Counter

We caught up with Brandon at his tea counter in the Bucktown Mariano’s—one of the newest of a growing chain of upscale grocery stores throughout the Chicagoland area. The tea counter is unique to the Bucktown location, and it represented a huge opportunity for Brandon. He first got involved...
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The History of Tea in India

Today, tea seems synonymous with India. But in the grand scheme of history, it’s a pretty recent addition to India’s ancient culture. Tea was first introduced into India in the early 1800s by the British East India Company. At that time, China had a monopoly on tea, and the...
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Tasting Panel: Deconstructing Liqueurs and Exploring Kama Sutra with SomruS

Tasting Panel was kind enough to include SomruS in its article Deconstructing Liqueurs. From the article: Inspired by a traditional creamy Indian dessert called Ras Malai, SomruS’s exotic flavors of cardamom, saffron, pistachio, almond and rose are familiar to over one billion consumers. Launched last fall, SomruS is...
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What’s the Difference Between Liqueur and Liquor?

Good question! While liqueurs contain liquor, that doesn’t make the two interchangeable. Confused? That’s okay. It requires some explanation. So let’s start with the basics: liquor, or hard liquor, is a distilled drink made from fermenting grains, plants, and fruits, resulting in a beverage with high alcohol by volume or...
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SomruS and The Elixir of Immortality

When we first created SomruS, we knew that we had something special on our hands. But we had to find the perfect name. SomruS translates to Nectar of the Gods, which is a pretty great fit! But did you know that it also has another meaning? The “Som” part of...
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Eater Lists SomruS in Its List of Favorite Cream Liqueurs That Aren’t Bailey’s

Eater National was kind enough to list SomruS as one of their 10 favorite cream liqueur alternatives to Bailey's this past Friday and we couldn't be more honored!
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Connecticut Lifestyles: SomruS Indian Cream Liqueur Launches in Connecticut

Conneticut Lifestyles was kind enough to do a write up on our recent cocktail tasting at Thali restaurant in New Haven where SomruS cocktails were paired with Indian and Thai dishes.
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HomePlaceBlog: SomruS Indian Cream Liqueur Pairing at Thali New Haven

Bonnie from Home Place Blog was kind enough to do a write up about the Thali dinner where SomruS was paired with traditional Indian and Thai dishes. From the article: Flavors like saffron, nuts, cardamom, tumeric, mints, and more … so I was...
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MyHautBlog: Evening in New Haven’s Thali with Somrus

Monika from MyHautBlog was kind enough to do a write up on a recent SomruS event at the Thali in New Haven, Conneticut where SomruS was paired with traditional Thai and Indian dishes.
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