St. Petersburg, Florida. For release Feb 1 – Embrew’s most anticipated seasonal tea blend is back, but just for a short time. With nearly all of the ingredients grown right here in the sunshine state, it’s as home-grown and fresh as tea gets.
After searching for a sweetened tea bag years ago, founder Ashley Haywood began blending gourmet teas and unique specialty sweeteners together so that each tea bag could brew a perfectly balanced cup of premium hot tea without cumbersome infusers or a honey jar. The most popular Embrew flavors like Lavender Chamomile Kick and Creamy Honey Oolong have paved the way for this limited-edition blend using Florida-based ingredients for the first yaupon tea with strawberries and hops.
The Yaupon Holly bush is the only caffeinated plant native to the US and was first discovered and brewed into tea by the Ais and Timucua tribes. This hardy, drought and heat-tolerant plant grows from Virginia, down to Florida and across to Texas. It contains roughly the same amount of caffeine as green tea, but creates a non-jittery energy like yerba mate.
Yaupon is considered a superfood with important nutrients and powerful antioxidants just like traditional tea and when blended with local Florida cascade hops and a strawberry tisane, it becomes calming, yet bright and bold. This wouldn’t be an Embrew blend without a touch of sweetener already in the tea bag, in this case raw organic sugar also grown right here in Florida.
You can only find the limited release Strawberry Yaupon Hops flavor online at embrew.com , in-store in St Petersburg at Brick Street Farms , The Merchant , Wild Roots and served hot at the Left Bank Bistro and Datz . This flavor is seasonal and will only be available for a limited time, so make sure you get yours.
Embrew has created the world’s first naturally sweetened artisan tea bags filled with innovative blends that guarantee a superior cup of tea without a cumbersome infuser set up. Female-founder, Ashley Haywood, has perfected the sweetness and flavor for each brew through extensive recipe exploration and ingredient sourcing. As a result, there’s no question of should I use coconut sugar or maple, or having to wait for-freaking-ever for the crystalized honey to come out. When she realized she had created time itself – literal minutes – she had to share it with tea people everywhere.