As we all know, the hospitality industry means long shifts, unusual work hours, and often spending an entire shift on your feet. That’s why Reno-based mixologist Michael Moberly teamed up with Kunall Patel and Promilla Mohan, the owners of Davidson’s Organics, to create “The Handshake.”
Named for the traditional mid-shift pick-me-up, “The Handshake” is an Ayurvedic infusion meant to help food and beverage industry workers boost their energy with healthy, natural ingredients, instead of energy drinks or soda. The blend features organic yerba mate leaf, green tea leaf, ashwagandha root, guayusa leaf, spearmint leaf, gotu kola leaf, and licorice root for balanced energy.
Davidson’s and Moberly will debut “The Handshake” on Thursday, November 15, at 11:00 a.m. during an industry tasting at Whispering Vine in Reno, Nevada. Davidson’s is also donating 10 percent of all proceeds from the tea blend to the nonprofit CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), which offers support to children and families of food and beverage workers.
“The Handshake” is launching on November 15, and will be available at TJ Maxx, Amazon, and Davidson’s website and select retail locations.