Yaupon Brothers is now working with our friends Jen & Steve Lorch of Table Rock Tea, Co., in Pickens County, South Carolina. Steve & Jen will be lovingly processing our Yaupon just as if it were their own tea. Speaking of, Table Rock Tea is one of only a handful of tea plantations in the United States. Jen & Steve have over 11,000 seedlings of Camellia Sinensis in their state-of-the-art greenhouse. That's impressive! We'll keep you updated on our adventures with Table Rock Tea!
Steve spreading some Florida Yaupon on the withering table.
The Yaupon Bros in the processing area at Table Rock Tea!
Check out Table Rock Tea here: http://www.tablerocktea.com/
Oceans of Hope Foundation offers adaptive ocean access for individuals with limited mobility the opportunity to catch a wave and surf without limitations. Recently, they have partnered with Florida-based tea company, Yaupon Brothers to create a unique tea blend, "Abili-TEA". This blend features Yaupon holly, pineapple, orange slices, mango, safflower, strawberry, hibiscus, marigold, cane sugar and natural flavors for a taste "like a day at the beach". Half of all proceeds go directly to Oceans of Hope Foundation.
Molly Roe is the account manager at SweetGrass Trading Company, a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Roe is an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. She received her Master’s degree in media communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before joining SweetGrass. In addition to account management, she writes blog posts for the website, represents the company at conferences and acts as an advocate for food sovereignty across Indian country.
The term "organic" is now almost ubiquitous in the grocery store, and the little green USDA organic stamp can be observed on pretty much every kind of product. We have organic toothpaste and moisturizers, drinks and snacks, fruits and vegetables, and even household cleaners and pet foods. But what makes a product "organic?"