Yaupon Brothers American Tea

America's ONLY native tea leaf, Yaupon, and the best tasting tea in the world!

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Security Type
Retail, Consumer Goods & Products, Food & Bev, Food & Beverage
Min Investment
Edgewater, FL
Expected Close Date
April 29, 2024
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Key Deal Facts

Potential to disrupt a $13B imported tea industry with 100% American Yaupon - America's First Cup.
Yaupon is Whole Foods #1 Top Ten Food Trend 2023, and Bon Appétit Editors name it a top herbal tea.
Yaupon is a regenerative, sustainable, and organic crop, and it only grows in the Southeast U.S.
Yaupon is America's only domestic caffeine source. It's consumption pre-dates coffee/imported tea.
Forbes calls 2023 "The Year of Yaupon"; Washington Post votes Yaupon 'IN' on 2023 'The List'.
Mission driven company that seeks to uplift socially disadvantaged farmers with a profitable crop.
We have 80,000 acres of Yaupon under company management with plans to scale as the company does.
Planted 100,000 Yaupon trees last year; will increase the number of trees planted yearly as we grow.

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Bryon White President, CEO, Co-FounderPioneer in the Yaupon Tea industry, 2021 Specialty Food Association Leadership Award, 2023 GrowFL Companies to Watch, 2022 40 under 40, Venture Builder and ruthless optimist!, Kyle White Co-Founder, VP SalesA seasoned CPG sales executive, Kyle has been with Yaupon Brothers since the beginning. He has also worked as the Assistant Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College., Amanda Crumley Chief Strategy OfficerAmanda got her start in the Clinton White House. She spent years in government & presidential politics, was VP of Advocacy/Government Affairs at Lifetime TV, and has had her own consulting firm for 17 years advising corporations, startups, and nonprofits., Brantley Lansberry Sales & Customer Service LeadBrantley is an old pal of Bryon & Kyle, and is everyone's favorite account manager and sales representative. Brantley has broad hospitality experience and is a graduate of College of Charleston., Peace Maikasuwa Customer Service Associate, Janet Coursin Head of Operations, Spencer Chandlee Growth & Product MarketingSpencer is the cofounder of Cardinal Design in NYC, formerly of Tik Tok, and graduate of USC Marshall School of Business
Amount Raised : $181,978
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