Yaupon Brothers Tea converts leaves to aid for COVID-hit businesses

Who said money doesn’t grow on trees?

In the first week of offering “The Official NSB Tea,” Bryon White said his company was able to forward along more than $1,000 to Save Local NSB, a non-profit designed to promote small businesses in New Smyrna Beach.

“I’ve been on the board of a lot of non-profits. It’s been difficult for them to raise funds because you can’t have events right now,” said White, co-founder and CEO of Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company, which operates out of a small shop in Edgewater. “So we’re trying to think of outside-the-box ways we can passively fund-raise for local non-profits.”

White concocted two different teas for charity. Along with the NSB tea, there’s a brand named “Abili-Tea,” with proceeds going to the local Oceans of Hope surf organization, which provides surf and kayak outings for people with limited mobility. Both are priced at $20 for

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