Yaupon Brothers began in 2012, as the first commercial supplier of American Yaupon Tea in over a century. Today, the company has grown into one of the world's premier Yaupon houses and a major player in the burgeoning Yaupon industry. Yaupon Brothers was the first Yaupon supplier to commit to a 100% certified organic supply chain, and we've made environmental stewardship and community involvement core aspects of our business. Yaupon Brothers is a company on a mission - and our mission is to reintroduce the Yaupon Holly into the tea market!
OWNERS: Bryon White, Kyle White, Mark Steele
Bryon White (CEO)
Bryon is the driving force behind procurement and product development at Yaupon. An avid amateur naturalist, Bryon has years of experience in the Yaupon industry. In 2012, Bryon and his brother, Kyle, introduced the first commercial supply of Yaupon Holly Tea into commerce in more than a century. He continues to focus on expanding the Yaupon supply chain, and he's passionate about Florida agriculture and ecosystems. Bryon and Kyle co-founded the American Yaupon Association, which brings Yaupon growers and producers together to establish industry standards and marketing initiatives. Bryon is an active triathlete and open water swimmer, and competes when he "feels like it." Bryon earned a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with distinction from Loyola University New Orleans. He lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida with his wife, Megan, and their two dogs. He's also a "recovering police officer," but likes Yaupon alot more.
Kyle White (VP SALES)
Kyle is the other Yaupon Brother, and co-founded the current iteration of Yaupon Brothers with Bryon. He's a natural connector, and loves interacting with customers and people and in general. Under Kyle's direction, Yaupon Brothers won the 2017 UCF Joust small venture competition, and was named the #1 business venture to emerge from the USA's largest university. Kyle operates the Yaupon Brothers sales office in the Canvs at downtown Orlando, Florida. He also attends the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at UCF. When he's not working, (and we work basically all the time), Kyle can be found swimming competitively. In 2018, he served as the president of the UCF Swim Club, which ranked 15th in the nation!
Mark Steele (CTO Production Manager)
Mark is a co-founder of Yaupon Brothers, and served as Kyle's mentor and role model throughout his years at New Smyrna Beach High School. Mark is a retired USAF fighter pilot and also a retired airline captain. After decades in the air, Mark now serves to keep our feet on the ground with his remarkable technical skills and outside-the-box thinking. When Yaupon Brothers needs a machine to increase production or improve quality, Mark finds it or builds it himself. Aside from an uncanny ability to stay ahead of problems and achieve goals, Mark is passionate about helping others live the dream, too. Yaupon Brothers provides employment to those who need a helping hand, and helping those in need is what Mark is all about! Mark lives in New Smyrna Beach with his wife, Mary.
Yaupon Brothers American Tea, 1814 Fern Palm Drive, Suite B, Edgewater, FL 32132 USA
Direct Sales: 386-547-2926 OR 386-566-3826.
European Sales +44 7772 483279
WEBSITE (wholesale or retail): www.YauponBrothers.com
Yaupon Brothers offers a line of four Yaupon retail products, which are "eco-tubes" containing 16 tea bags each. These are available in cases of twelve units. Our current line is comprised of Traditional Green Yaupon, Fire-Roasted Warrior's Yaupon, Seminole Chai, and Lavender Coconut. Each of these blends are certified 100% organic, and feature a base of our Florida-grown Yaupon Holly - originating in our estates in Florida. Yaupon is an American native plant, and is naturally caffeinated, low in tannin, and rich in antioxidants.
Yaupon Brothers also offers custom blending, bulk ingredient,loose tea, co-packing, and consulting services within the Yaupon industry.
New Product Name - Watch this space for new product announcements.
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