UMATILLA, Fla. (October 26, 2020) – Treadwell Farms, a Florida family hemp company, and Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company have come together to launch a unique loose yaupon tea with hemp leaves that can only be found through both companies. The first from Florida Citrus Spice Yaupon Hemp Tea ($29.95) is inspired by Treadwell Farms Citrus Spice Hemp CBD Extract and blended with Yaupon Holly, citrus peel, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, rose petals and hemp leaves.
“Both Treadwell Farms and Yaupon Brothers are committed to regenerative and sustainable agriculture practices,” said Bryon White, CEO of Yaupon Brothers. “Together, we’re providing an alternative offering that enhances what additionally can be done with hemp. It offers a hint of Florida autumn – smooth and easy-drinking hot or cold – especially combined with Treadwell Farms Citrus Spice Hemp CBD Extract, for anyone wishing to add a CBD tincture. We hope people will enjoy it – and all it has to offer – as much as we do.”
Hemp Leaf Attributes
Juicing cannabis leaves has become more popular in recent years. In addition to containing canniprene, an anti-inflammatory agent, they are also packed with phytonutrients and chlorophyll, one of the components of green juice. Also known as “fan leaves,” they can be made into juice, infusions, or in topical applications.
The Yaupon Tree
Yaupon Holly was once considered “the beloved tree” and used as a food, medicine and worshipped as a sacred plant by indigenous tribes for thousands of years. Early settlers also exported it to Europe. Yaupon is a native, naturally caffeinated plant species and the only caffeinated plant species to grow in the United States. Yaupon tea consumption predates traditional Asian teas by over 4,000 years.
“Yaupon Brothers is working to bring back the Yaupon plant, just as Treadwell Farms is working to help our agriculture industry succeed in growing and harvesting hemp,” stated Jammie Treadwell, co-owner of Treadwell Farms. “This is about more than a new product. It’s about sustainability of Florida’s second largest industry. We’ve seen what COVID has done to it; but growing hemp and Yaupon Holly has proven that the industry can advance itself into other specialty crops in Florida. We hope other farmers see this and are willing to join us in expanding yaupon throughout the state, once again.”
Treadwell Farms officially launched the first of its CBD product line in May, in tandem with the announcement of receiving one of the first hemp cultivation licenses in Florida. After receiving its food permit in February 2020, the company was able to manufacture the first of its high potency, artisanal CBD line – 1200mg bottles of Essential Blend Hemp CBD Extract Oil ($80) and Citrus Spice Hemp CBD Extract Oil ($85). Both are infused with organic MCT oil (from coconut) and Sunflower Lecithin. The Citrus Spice Extract also contains organic Orange, Cinnamon, Turmeric and Ginger.
All the Treadwell Farms CBD Hemp Extract tincture droppers come with .25mL, .50mL, .75mL, and 1mL measurements to help manage dosage intake. “We approach our products with purposeful intent,” said Jammie Treadwell, co-owner of Treadwell Farms. “Each bottle contains 1200mg of CBD, and that’s a beautiful thing because it means you’re receiving high potency, high-quality CBD oil every time. It’s also by design because it makes dosing easy – 10mg per quarter dropper.”
Treadwell Farms ultimate plan is to be a cultivator of the hemp industry for the region by advising local farmers through the planting, harvesting, and processing of the plants, and then ultimately extracting the cannabinoids (CANNA-BIN-OIDS), including CBD, from Florida-grown hemp plants for packaging and sale.
In July, Treadwell Farms advised and worked side-by-side with other local farmers to plant some of the state’s first hemp seedlings. Harvesting is currently underway. Yaupon Brothers is looking for farmers to work with them in expanding Yaupon Holly plant growth throughout Florida.
For more information about both companies, visit www.TreadwellFarms.com and www.YauponBrothers.com. Follow the Treadwell Farms blog, which provides insightful information about CBD and the hemp plant – amongst other details throughout the year. Follow the Yaupon Brothers blog, which provides insightful information about Yaupon in addition to all the company is working on. Follow on Facebook and Instagram at Treadwell Farms and follow on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at Yaupon Brothers Tea.
About Treadwell Farms
Treadwell Farms, a Florida family hemp company, have been farming in Florida for more than 100 years, starting in the Panhandle before relocating to Central Florida planting agricultural roots in foliage, tropical plants, citrus and peaches. In 2020, Treadwell Farms created and curated natural, healthful and helpful small-batch, artisanal hemp products that are trusted and tested with the community in mind. They received one of Florida’s first hemp cultivation licenses in May 2020 to grow in the state. Treadwell Farms also is an approved source for hemp by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They also provide guidance, support, education, opportunity, friendship and hope to local farmers growing Florida hemp. Learn more at TreadwellFarms.com. Follow the Treadwell Farms blog. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Treadwell Farms.
About Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company
Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company was founded in 2015 by two brothers, Bryon and Kyle White and former mentor turned business partner, Mark Steele. They make several blends of tea that are made from a Florida native plant called the Yaupon Holly; a naturally caffeinated, antioxidant-rich superfood that was consumed for thousands of years by several Native American Tribes in the southeastern United States. The great tasting, tannin-free tea is currently available in five different varieties at www.yauponbrothers.com including American Green, Fire Roasted Warrior, Lavender Coconut, Florida Chai, and Revive Mint.