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Summer Greetings!

Last month we filmed an advertisement (see video clip below) about our ingredients which includes footage of real tea leaves.  Once the shoot was over, we brought some small tea bushes back to our office.  Though tea bushes (scientifically known as Camellia sinesis) are not indigenous to the United States, they can be grown here.  There are a few tea plantations in the United States (there's one in South Carolina and one in Hawaii), but without the mountainous soil and tropical atmosphere found in India and China, tea leaves grown on this continent don't meet our desired taste profile.  The last time we had tea bushes in Bethesda was back in 2005, when Honest Tea participated in the Smithsonian Museum's Folk Life Festival.  Once the festival was over, I kept the bushes outside my house - they survived for a few months but eventually succumbed to the snow and frost of a mid-Atlantic winter.  We'll do our best to keep our office tea plants alive a little longer.  


Best wishes for the start of the summer. Honestly Yours,  




Happy National Iced Tea Month!   


We'll be honest-June is quite possibly is our favorite month.  We think there's nothing better than 30 days celebrating the satisfying refreshment that comes from organic brewed tea leaves!  We believe those tea leaves tell a unique story-a story captured with this brand new video clip, of which YOU have exclusive opportunity to check out first!  Go ahead, click play, and let us know what you think!

Organic Cheat Sheet    


Click here to check out this infographic that shares some great points on what it means to have the organic seal of approval. Special thanks to Kelley Rytlewski and the Loku team for bringing this story to life.  





Honey Green Tea & Rosemary Refresher   


Here's a refreshing mixer sure to please your guests at your next spring social!  Brian Samuels, food writer, recipe expert and photographer from
A Thought For Food, shares a unique spin on Honey Green Tea with this signature recipe we're sure you'll find refreshing! Click here to read the recipe. 




Welcoming Summer Road Warriors    

Summer means warm weather, longer days, cookouts, outdoor activities-chances are you'll get thirsty! Luckily we're sending 35 college students to the rescue.  Our summer internship program (affectionately called our Road Warrior Program) is about to kick into high gear as our expanded team travels the country sharing Honest Refreshment with all! Since 2007 Road Warriors have been a core part of how we share the Honest story across America.  Find our refreshing crew this summer pouring samples at a local store near you, running a community 5k, or building the world's largest pyramid of recycled bottles (yet to be accomplished)!  To stay updated on their summer tour, check our Facebook Events Tab.

Brew News  

Should you share a room on a business trip? Our TeaEo shares his thoughts with the Harvard Business Review on the culture of working at Honest Tea and what companies face on the road. Click here.


Nutritionist and writer Molly Kimball shares her personal pick on zero-calorie beverages for a fun twist! Check out all 8 food and beverage items she loves, including Honest Fizz by clicking here


Meet The Tea-m!



6/9 Baby Loves Disco 

6/15 Sheckys Girls Night Out  

6/22 Adventures NYC 

6/30 Pride Parade and Festival NYC  



6/1 ZOOMA Womens Race 

6/8 Capitol Pride Parade 

6/10-16 US Open  

6/13 Yoga on the Steps  



6/8 Run Drenched 5k 

6/29-30 Red, White and Zoo 


Great Lakes

6/8 Color Run Cleveland  

 6/8-9 Foam Fest 5k 

6/28-30 Comfest  



6/2 Color in Motion 5k Montrose Beach 

6/8 Mad City Vegan Fest  

6/21 Chicago Pride Fest 

6/22-23 Green Music Fest  



6/8 Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival 

6/8-9 LA WineFest 

6/22 Baby Loves Disco   

6/29 LA Street Food Fest  

6/29 The Color Run  



6/8 Chipotle Cultivate Festival 

6/9 Baby Loves Disco San Fran  

6/10 NorCal Golf for Charity  



6/2 Big Backyard 5k 

6/8 Survivor Mud Run 

6/9 Shore Run 

About Honest Tea

Honest Tea® seeks to create and promote great-tasting, healthier, organic beverages and extend economic opportunities to communities in need. Founded in 1998 in Bethesda, MD, Honest Tea is the nation's top-selling organic bottled tea company specializing in beverages that are 'just a tad' sweet. Honest Tea's product lines include: Honest Tea ready-to-drink bottled teas, Honest Ade®, Honest Kids® organic thirst quenchers, and new Honest Fizz® naturally sweetened zero calorie sodas. All tea, juice drinks and kids varieties are USDA Organic, and all tea varieties are Fair Trade Certified™.  In addition to being ranked by The Huffington Post as one of the leading "8 Revolutionary Socially Responsible Companies," Honest Tea is a multi-year winner of awards from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence.  Honest Tea has won Men's Health "Best Green Tea" for five years running and in 2012 was named one of Women's Health Magazine's "125 Best Packaged Foods for Women." Honest Tea is an independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Company.  For more information: