Shaka Tea

AUTHENTIC, HEALTHY HAWAIIAN ICED TEA

Shaka Tea offers the first line of authentically Hawaiian iced teas on the market in four tropical-botanical flavors, all with no added sugar. Brewed from mamaki leaves, a plant only found in the Hawaiian archipelago, mamaki is a naturally caffeine-free, herbal tea that has been revered for centuries for its health benefits. Shaka Tea supports regenerative agriculture through farming mamaki in native, Hawaiian rainforest.

REGENERATIVE AG + CELEBRATING CULTURE

Born and raised in Hawai?i, after spending 11 years away, I noticed the power of the Hawaiian brand on the global stage. Yet, within the industry, 95% of the products marketed as ‘Hawaiian’ are false - none of the ingredients are from here. To address this, I moved home in 2016 to launch Shaka Tea with my husband and co-founder, Harrison Rice, to offer an authentically Hawaiian + healthy iced tea, championing regenerative agriculture and community development.

Why Natural Launchpad?

As a woman-led/co-founded company, Burt’s Bees has always been a beacon with not only strong, woman leadership, but also values that never changed, even as the company scaled. I joined so I could be mentored on how to grow sustainably with our teas being reflective of our values AND being globally competitive.

Company Awards

  • Winning Trailblazer at Food Vision USA (Nov ?16)
  • Finalist for New Beverage Showdown 12 (Dec ?16)
  • State of the State highlight by Hawai?i Gov. David Ige (Jan ?17)
  • Hawai?i Venture Capitalist Association Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (March ?17)
  • Won 'Best Local Tea' voted by Honolulu Magazine Readers (Jul'17)
  • 10 People to Know: Entrepreneurs by Pacific Business News (Sep '17)
  • Winning spot in Blackbox Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs as part of cohort 20 (Nov '17)
  • Hawai?i Venture Capitalist Association Finalist for CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (March ?18)
  • 40 Under 40 Winner, Bella Hughes as part of the 2018 Class (June ?18)
  • Selected as one of 10 Problem Solvers by Esca Bona (Oct '18)
  • Burt's Bees Cohort #3 Grant Winner (Oct '18)

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