May 30, 2019, New York, NY– Yaupon Brothers is pleased to announce the premier of two new herbal tea products made from Florida-native Yaupon Holly, at the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. Yaupon is North America’s only native caffeinated plant species, and a delicious and healthy alternative to other caffeinated drinks.
For thousands of years, Florida’s native people drank tea made from the native Yaupon holly. It was revered as a sacred bringer of good health and mental and physical purity. Yaupon, an American relative of the Yerba Mate, grows naturally in the Southeast USA from East Texas, through Florida, and north to the Carolinas. It is North America’s only caffeinated plant, and a potent source of antioxidants. Yaupon’s stimulant compounds, caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline, also result in an energy boost with out a crash or jitters. It’s naturally low in tannin, which means it doesn’t over-steep, doesn’t stain teeth, and is easy on the stomach. Yaupon also does not contain oxalates, and Yaupon Brothers’ teas are 100% certified organic by QCS and Florida-grown.
At the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show, June 23-26, Yaupon Brothers will reveal two new products to join the existing line of Florida teas. “American Green” will serve as the brand’s flagship blend, consisting of 100% certified organic Florida Yaupon, cured over four days without the use of heat. The American Green is smooth and grassy, with a subtle sweet finish. The “Florida Chai” is Yaupon Brother’s toned-down rendition of a traditional Masala Chai, containing organic green Florida Yaupon, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, Malabar peppercorns, and cloves. The new products join Yaupon Brother’s existing blends, Fire-Roasted Warrior’s Yaupon, modeled after traditional preparation methods, and Lavender Coconut, the line’s most popular flavor. Yaupon Brothers will also be rolling out its new tag line, “It’s American Tea!”
Yaupon Brothers will be sampling products in their booth in the SUSTA pavilion at Summer Fancy Food, in booth #6429, and their products can also be viewed in the Crystal Palace at Javits, in the Organic & Natural products showcase. Please direct all inquiries to Bryon White, at firstname.lastname@example.org