Jan. 26, 2012
Little Me Tea, the first ready-to-drink, all-natural, certified organic, caffeine-free tea for kids with super low sugar content, is now available in Whole Foods Market Stores throughout the Southwest region. Families can find the new, healthy kids' drink on store shelves throughout the Southwest in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Visit www.LittleMeTea.com for a complete store listing.
Fed up with the lack of healthy, low-sugar drink options for her young daughter, Julia, Melinda Hicks decided to invent her own and, after two years of research and testing, launched Little Me Tea. Friends, family, neighbors and even Julia's pre-school classmates helped by testing many combinations to arrive at the perfect blend in the two flavors: Julia's Tropical Tea and Zane's Grape Tea.
Recommended to drink refreshingly chilled, Little Me Tea packs a delicious punch and is a welcome alternative to sugary options available to today's youth. Key ingredients include organic teas, fruits and vegetables, and organic Acerola berry, a superfruit and whole food source of vitamin C.
Little Me Tea holds in-store demonstrations every weekend, giving families a chance to test the drink and learn more about its many healthful benefits. Hicks also documents her family's journey to a healthier lifestyle and spreads news and tips about living an authentic, organic life in her blog, Big Organic Life, http://bigorganiclife.com.
After water, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, but until a few months ago, no ready-to-drink tea for children has been available. Little Me Tea offers kids aged 2 and up a natural source of antioxidants and polyphenols, both proven to boost overall health. According to research, children consume an extra 235 calories a day by drinking sugary beverages and this is widely acknowledged as a major contributor to childhood obesity. Little Me Tea is made from organic caffeine-free tea and herbal blends, sweetened with fruits and vegetables. It contains less than one gram of sugar per ounce (7 grams in an 8-ounce serving), making it the only beverage for children containing juice currently on the market that exceeds the target set by the recent Harvard School of Nutrition guidelines for healthy beverages.
Little Me Tea is available in a 32-ounce multi-serve container. Packaged aseptically in Tetra Pak, the container is re-sealable, recyclable, BPA-free and features healthy facts and a real child's story on each carton.
Little Me Tea is a product of Big Time Tea Company, privately held and wholly owned by Melinda and Michael Hicks. Founded in 2008, Big Time Tea is a family company committed to improving the health of children everywhere. Frustrated by the lack of healthy drink options for their little girl, Melinda and Michael created delicious blends of caffeine-free tea kicked up with fruit and vegetable juices. Rich in nutrients and super-low in sugar, Little Me Tea is certified organic. Big Time Tea Company is committed to the environment and is a member of the Organic Trade Association. For more information including health tips and recipes, visit: www.LittleMeTea.com.