Drip tips and the liquid bottles sitting on our tables initially reminded us of the shape of a pawn. The official dictionary definition defines a Pawn as: 2. (noun) Someone or something who is used or manipulated to further another person's purposes. We thought of our liquid much like the "pawn." It's fitting that the game of chess (a sophisticated and complex game) uses the pawn. The pawn moves only forward and is often sacrificed (much like our liquid).
We decided to start with five complex and sophisticated flavors. Additionally, there are five traditional tastes known to man; sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami (which is described as savory). Our offering has a flavor that satisfies one of each of the five tastes. Hence the name Five Pawns and "It's your move…"