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Tibetan Tea

A rapidly growing ready-to-drink tea beverage from Bellevue, WA. It quickly rose to be a top seller in the natural food market segment.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Bellevue, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 3
  • Website tibetantea.com

Company Summary

Tibetan Tea is a 100% natural, sparkling tea beverage which sells into both the RTD tea and energy drink categories. It targets the mature consumer. Tibetan Tea's unique brewing and pasteurization process gives it a very appealing taste - smooth, yet zippy. Already available in most large natural food chains in Washington, Oregon, Florida and soon California. Tibetan Tea quickly became a best seller in Whole Foods Markets.

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    Penny Stafford
    President

    Penny is the President, CEO and founder of Tibetan Tea. She is responsible for the manufacturing, distribution and sale of product into numerous channels, including natural food and institutional. In 3 years she has landed national distribution for Tibetan Tea and gained entry into 3 Whole Foods Market regions, of which 2 are the largest markets in the country.

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    Bill Meissner
    Advisor, Management Recruitment

    Bill was President & CEO of Jones soda until July, 2012. Prior to that he was President of Talking Rain Beverage Co and CMO of Fuze Beverage during its launch and subsequent sale to Coca Cola for $240 million. Bill has 13 years experience in launching, positioning, financing and selling small brands.

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    Alan Murray
    Advisor, Management Recruitment

    Alan is the CEO of NextFoods based out of Boulder, CO. The company's founders, Steve Demos and Todd Beckman were the founders of Silk Brand soy, the largest producer of soy products in the US. In 2002 they sold the brand to Dean Foods for $300 million. NextFoods manufactures various next generation food products, including the first probiotic juice product to hit US shelves: Good Belly. Their products are sold in mainstream and natural food ch

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    Dwight Richmond
    Advisor, Grocery Channel

    Dwight is a 22 year grocery veteran who is currently the Global Buyer for Whole Foods Market corporate. Dwight oversees $1.5 billion in grocery sales.

Advisors

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    Joe Wallin, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed