Daytona Beach News-Journal: Yaupon Tea Founder Addresses Forum

Yaupon Asi Tea founder to address forum

Published: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

DAYTONA BEACH — The founder of an Edgewater business that produces a line of teas made from yaupon holly shrubs that grow wild throughout the Southeastern United States will address an entrepreneurs forum here Wednesday morning.

The 1 Million Cups event featuring the presentation by Bryon White, owner of Yaupon Asi Tea, will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at Sweet Marlays’ Coffee at 214 S. Beach St. in downtown Daytona Beach.

White’s company, at 100 N. Ridgewood Avenue in Edgewater, employs five people.

“I’m going to talk about the emerging Yaupon (tea) industry in Central Florida and how it helps society as a whole,” White said.

White said his company’s tea products are now carried in more than 80 specialty grocery stores throughout the Southeast, including Whole Foods Market, Lucky’s Market and Earth Fare stores.

The 1 Million Cups event, held every Wednesday morning at Sweet Marlays’ Coffee, is free and open to the public. The purpose of the forum is to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to gather and exchange ideas. For details, visit on the Web.

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