Sweet Tea: - The Daily Leader: Brookhaven, Mississippi
Among the companies we love here at Green Living Ideas is an international tea
wholesaler called Tealet. The company was founded by a Elyse Petersen, who completed
her MBA at the University of Hawaii and who was a leader of the Net Impact chapter
Tealet founder Elyse Petersen tells how her MBA paper on growing a tea industry in
Hawaii became a fast-growing online business -- with a little help from Honolulu
Startup Weekend, Dave McClure's 500 Startups, and Henk Roger's Blue Startups!
Hawaiian-style tea doesn't necessarily mean Hawaii-grown. For example, Hawaiian
Islands Tea Company offers the flavors hibiscus honey lemon, coconut macadamia and
mango Maui. However, these blends are only processed here. Does it matter that
With all the subtleties of tea, it is difficult to parse through third-party
marketing and find the truth. A web platform called Tealet is producing a model that
brings the grower's story and information directly to the consumer. Hear from...
Robert Scoble takes a few minutes to speak with Elyse Petersen, founder of
Launch has a little something for everyone in the startup world.Thousands of
entrepreneurs, influencers, developers, designers, public relations people, booth
babes and investors are attending the Launch festival and everyone is searching
I arrived back in San Francisco last night with a head full of startups. I spent
yesterday in Mountain View covering 500 Startups Demo Day. There, I listened (and
wrote furiously) as 29 startups pitched to a room filled with entrepreneurs,...
Winner of the Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year award is Elyse
Petersen, founder of Tealet, a social enterprise that connects tea drinkers with
small tea growers around the world. David Watumull, co-founder of CARDAX
Pharmaceuticals and former
Tealet.com let's you purchase a subscription that keeps quality direct from the
source teas coming to your door all year. Perhaps it's a bit of a stretch to assume
that the 'Netflix' model is in some way an after affect of advances in quantum...
Look for more multi-brand tea marketplaces. There are already a few in existence,
like Teatrade and Tealet. Some of these could become a valuable destination, while
others will be complete disasters. I have to site Teatrade as a near-total
Tealet is a direct from grower ecommerce marketplace and subscription model that
allows U.S. tea drinkers to connect with teas from around the world. Growers post
their stories and teas while drinkers browse, review and purchase teas. This social
I never really appreciated tea until I lived in the United Kingdom. That country
loves their tea. And fair enough, tea is awesome, especially the traditions,
cultivation and global trade associated with it. That's why entrepreneur Elyse
Subscription startups are blowing up these days. It seems there's a subscription
service or subscription box for just about anything (and everything). We've reported
on, or interviewed, quite a few here at nibletz,...
Startup investors from Geeks On A Plane flew to Honolulu and judged local food
tech companies that combine cuisine with social media and technology. Which ones did
they like? Watch and see!
250 years ago, tea was all the rage in America – a simple tax on the leaves
inspired a riot that left a whole lot of it at the bottom of Boston Harbor. From
there, the brew sunk further, with the market being overtaken by tasteless industrial
Tealet, a Honolulu-based direct-from-grower startup, has joined the fall class of
500 Startups, a prominent Silicon Valley finance accelerator that provides offices,
technical support and hands-on guidance.
Green, black, white, or flavored, all tea is from one plant, whose culture and
history span the globe. In Hawai'i, there are now 19 established growers and more on
the horizon. HPR's Noe Tanigawa talked with a young entrepreneur who is looking
Small farms often struggle to compete with industrial agriculture. Big Ag, using
GMO seeds and loads and loads of chemicals, can crank out high yields and depress
prices to the point that small farmers are often pushed to the brink of bankruptcy if