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standing the test of time

The History


The unique Teakoe name has an interesting history. Stemming from a family heirloom, a tin of pekoe tea, our founder Pete found synergy between “tea” and the high grade nomenclature “pekoe”. Upon his revelation, research showed Pyrex owned the trademark during the 60’s & 70’s, but the mark had expired… on the exact day & year Pete was born! We certainly think the stars aligned on this one

The History


The unique Teakoe name has an interesting history. Stemming from a family heirloom, a tin of pekoe tea, our founder Pete found synergy between “tea” and the high grade nomenclature “pekoe”. Upon his revelation, research showed Pyrex owned the trademark during the 60’s & 70’s, but the mark had expired… on the exact day & year Pete was born! We certainly think the stars aligned on this one

The Inspiration


Dating back to Pete’s college days of playing lacrosse, tea was an integral part of his daily routine. Strapped for cash but still wanting to consume healthy products, tea was the perfect complement to his situation… but there was only one problem, teas at that time lacked flavor. It wasn’t until his days of playing professionally though that he began formulating his own blends to combine flavor with functionality. Inspired by craft brewers and chefs using botanicals and spices to enhance taste, Pete discovered the same to be true for tea. Flavorful tea has always been and will always be the cornerstone of our business.

The Inspiration


Dating back to Pete’s college days of playing lacrosse, tea was an integral part of his daily routine. Strapped for cash but still wanting to consume healthy products, tea was the perfect complement to his situation… but there was only one problem, teas at that time lacked flavor. It wasn’t until his days of playing professionally though that he began formulating his own blends to combine flavor with functionality. Inspired by craft brewers and chefs using botanicals and spices to enhance taste, Pete discovered the same to be true for tea. Flavorful tea has always been and will always be the cornerstone of our business.

The Beginning


So what do you do when you have a beverage idea but aren’t sure where to begin…? you sign up for the Farmers Market of course, and that’s exactly what Pete and his business partner, Ryan, did! For nearly 3 years, the two would wake up at 5am on Saturday and Sunday and set up their tea booth at local markets in Colorado. They didn’t quite know how the business would take shape, but one thing’s for sure, they loved to brew refreshing tea for the people!

The Beginning


So what do you do when you have a beverage idea but aren’t sure where to begin…? you sign up for the Farmers Market of course, and that’s exactly what Pete and his business partner, Ryan, did! For nearly 3 years, the two would wake up at 5am on Saturday and Sunday and set up their tea booth at local markets in Colorado. They didn’t quite know how the business would take shape, but one thing’s for sure, they loved to brew refreshing tea for the people!

The Growth


During those initial years at the markets, Pete & Ryan noticed that restauranteurs (while foraging for fresh produce) would stop by the booth for a tasty tea. After hearing from a number of chefs that they would love to serve something like Teakoe at their establishment, the two decided that creating tea programs for the hospitality industry was their opportunity to grow. From fresh brewed iced tea to whole leaf tea service, this direction would be the Teakoe identity for the next few years.

The Growth


During those initial years at the markets, Pete & Ryan noticed that restauranteurs (while foraging for fresh produce) would stop by the booth for a tasty tea. After hearing from a number of chefs that they would love to serve something like Teakoe at their establishment, the two decided that creating tea programs for the hospitality industry was their opportunity to grow. From fresh brewed iced tea to whole leaf tea service, this direction would be the Teakoe identity for the next few years.

The Evolution


Over the years, we built our reputation amongst industry professionals but were never able to quite bring the same awareness to consumers since we were commonly behind the scenes. As the landscape evolved though, so too did we. The need for quality, ready-made products from trusted, family-owned producers became more predominant. We knew we had something special and wanted to take tea to another level by combining our experience with our commitment to craftsmanship. The culmination led us to build our very own small batch brewery and the creation of Fizzy Tea! We are excited to continually innovate ready-to-drink teas while providing the classics that got us to where we are today. We can’t thank you enough for all the support over the years and for what’s to come.

The Evolution


Over the years, we built our reputation amongst industry professionals but were never able to quite bring the same awareness to consumers since we were commonly behind the scenes. As the landscape evolved though, so too did we. The need for quality, ready-made products from trusted, family-owned producers became more predominant. We knew we had something special and wanted to take tea to another level by combining our experience with our commitment to craftsmanship. The culmination led us to build our very own small batch brewery and the creation of Fizzy Tea! We are excited to continually innovate ready-to-drink teas while providing the classics that got us to where we are today. We can’t thank you enough for all the support over the years and for what’s to come.

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