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