Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Obama's Fav Things: Honest Tea

OK - so this had not hit my 'favorite' list yet but I heard on CNBC this morning that this is Obama's favorite tea. Apparently, Black Forest Berry is the flavor of choice. As I listened to the CEO of Honest Tea talk about his rapidly growing business (up 60% in the past year) he downplayed the partnership with Coca Cola and up'd the buzz factor from the Obama household. Interesting... I guess if I were a small business owner, I'd pick Obama over Coke to identify with too!

Cool things about Honest Tea:
* it's organic
* there are Fair Trade certified flavors
* recently changed to lighter plastic bottles and will use 1M lbs less plastic this year!
* Consumer Reports named Lori's Lemon flavor as best bottled tea
* they have a mission statement: Honest Tea creates and promotes delicious, truly healthy, organic beverages. We strive to grow with the same honesty we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.
I'd vote for it.


Claudia said...

I love Honest Tea! It gets me through my afternoons. Hmmm ... I am in sych with the President of the USA =- that works.

Ginger said...

Interesting. I am going to have to try Honest Tea. Thanks for sharing all this info!

Joelen said...

I will have to look out for this!

Pearl said...

i've seen these at whole foods!

Tangled Noodle said...

I'll have to try this out! I have to admit that the last bottled teas I've tried were Snapple and Arizona brands. These would be much healthier than a sugary soda (and a whole lot more interesting than plain water).