Shaka 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.


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)