This all started over a beer, or lack thereof.
College friends Dean Eberhardt and Andrew Markley met up at a craft brewery. Andrew had a double IPA while Dean was on day 26 of a month off of drinking, in an effort to kickstart some healthier habits.
But it wasn’t the buzz Dean realized he missed — it was the ritual, the familiarity, the camaraderie. The smell and taste of that hoppy, bubbly cold ale his buddy was enjoying. The craft beer experience.
And that’s when it hit them. To brew tea like beer, with the hops, but without sugars, additives or any fermentation.
It took 18 months - testing batch after batch in Dean's garage to get the flavor we had imagined without having to add extracts, concentrates or sweeteners.
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We make HopTea because it is the thing that we wanted to drink. We make it ourselves and do not compromise on the quality of the ingredients or the finished product.