The inaugural board meeting of the American Yaupon Association, a non-profit collective of "Yaupontreneurs," and a group devoted to promoting research, marketing, and advancement of the Yaupon Holly in commerce, held their first meeting in October.
"I've been working on this association project for a while, but to see all of these fine folks come together to achieve universal success was touching. I really enjoyed the discussion and look forward to many more," says Bryon White of Yaupon Brothers American Tea, located in Florida. "Soon, the American Yaupon Association will be officially non-profit, with a 501c(5) designation. Then we'll be able to begin raising funds to support the mission of the organization - to bring Yaupon to consumers everywhere!"
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Members of the American Yaupon Association, with more to come, include the following:
CatSpring Yaupon - Texas
Lost Pines Yaupon - Texas
Texana Tea Yaupon - Texas
Local Leaf Yaupon Mate - Texas
Wimberley Tea Company - Texas
Frank Community Farm - Virginia
Emerald Coast Tea Company - Florida
Shaman's Honor Premium Yaupon Powder - California
Table Rock Tea - South Carolina
Yaupon Brothers American Tea - Florida