A Passion for Tea

Tea is called the cup of humanity, the cup of human enjoyment. We find comfort in it's simplicity. This eastern philosophy endorses simplicity as the key to fulfillment. And we can reap the rewards of simplicity even in a cup of tea or glass of iced tea. 


Simplicity does not mean the loss of quality, just the opposite. When we practice the art of simplicity we are focusing on one thing at a time with the utmost attention to all of the wonderful details. It is here in this mindful attention that we find joy.

Our western world can be too complicated at times. Especially our beverage world, as it continues to become saturated with overly complex and artificially created beverages.

"The effects of healthy living have been proven. We don’t have to wait for disease to set in to live healthier lives. If we can make good food as cheap as fake food, if we can live more active lives, and if we can reduce stress, we can help curb disease before it has a chance to strike.” Escape Fire    

The mission of  MaryAnna's Tea® is to provide high-quality products with simple, real food ingredients. My goal is to make the best bottled iced tea available, like the kind I brew at home from real premium tea leaves. 

As a lifelong tea enthusiast and a Registered Nurse, I began micro-brewing and bottling iced tea providing a simple, healthful beverage with tea sourced from only the highest quality loose-leaf teas. MaryAnna's Tea® became the independent brand I founded in 2008. 

To learn more about my process read What It Takes to Start a Food and Beverage Business.
Most commercially produced bottled teas are made by taking short cuts to match the flavor of real tea. This usually includes artificial ingredients that have scientific names no one can pronounce. There is nothing healthy about this process. 

To brew real and healthy iced tea, you need to make it with real tea leaves and perhaps a squeeze of fresh lemon or other juice to flavor it a bit, sweetened if you like with a natural sweetener, such as pure cane sugar or honey. This is exactly how we make our bottled iced tea. We brew it in small batches to maintain the fresh brewed taste of homemade.

At MaryAnna's Tea® we use the direct-brew method to naturally infuse our custom blended tea and bottle immediately afterwards. This is the least processed method available to bottle tea.

The more a food or beverage is processed the more nutrients are lost. The direct brew method helps preserve the natural tea flavor, nutrients and antioxidants inherent in freshly brewed tea. All our iced teas are made from 100% natural and non-GMO ingredients.

MaryAnna's Tea® has consistently won top awards at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 North American Iced Tea Championships.

Now you can buy premium tea online and create your own positive influence. You deserve real food. We all do.

Thank you for supporting this mission! 

Drink tea and be well ♡