by Bryon White September 09, 2019 1 min read

As of mid-September, 2019, Yaupon Brothers will be sourcing all tea offerings at Foxtail Coffee's eleven Central Florida locations. The first roll-out will include five Florida-grown Yaupon blends - Florida Chai, American Green, Fire-Roasted Warrior, Lavender Coconut, and Blue Lagoon. Also offered are two camellia blends, an organic black tea from the Nilgiri Mountains of Southern India, and an organic spring green tea from China. A caffeine-free Raspberry Rosé will also be offered. Yaupon Brothers Eco-Tubes will also be available for purchase at select Foxtail locations. 

Foxtail Coffee is a fast-growing presence in Central Florida, founded by entrepreneur, Alex Tchekmeian and his long-time friend and coffee expert, Iain Yeakle. The brand focuses on quality and education, and offers in-house roasting, roasting classes, and sleek upscale environments. The partnership between Yaupon Brothers and Foxtail will improve our local economy and environment. Cheers!



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