(Bucks County, PA) Steap Soda, the world’s premiere line of organic green tea sodas, has enjoyed monumental success since its debut in January 2003. Already flying off the shelves at numerous national stores including Safeway, Kroger and Whole Foods, Steap Soda is also now available at all Wild Oats stores nationally. With the product line experiencing such immense demand, the manufacturer, The Healthy Beverage Company, has decided to re-brand the US product line to coincide with the international product line already being distributed in Canada, the UK, Mexico and Asia. Dropping the “p” and adding a “z”, Steaz Green Tea Soda will offer the same great taste and exceptional health benefits while sporting the new internationally recognized Steaz brand name. From September 4th-September 7th, Steap Soda will be showcased at Natural Products Expo East at the new Washington DC Convention Center. Available at the Liberty Richter Booth #1724, attendees are invited to stop by and try Steap Soda’s six refreshing flavors, Cola, Raspberry, Lemon Dew, Orange, Key Lime, and Root Beer, and to get a sneak peak at the new Steaz packaging. Consumers and retailers alike will soon be demanding.more Steaz pleeeaze!

Steap Soda represents the genesis of a revolutionary new beverage category, “Tea-Soda” – a happy, healthy marriage of green tea and soda – and was one of the first soda brands ever to be stamped with the USDA Certified Organic Seal. Healthy, 100% natural, micro-brewed from the finest organic Ceylon green tea and is handcrafted to deliver your favorite childhood tastes in a lightly carbonated, revolutionary new twenty-first century incarnation. Steap Soda maintains all the fun and bubble of America’s classic favorites but without the health hazards of highly refined sugar, chemical preservatives, artificial colors and other additives. It’s also kosher. Consumers are increasingly concerned about what goes into their bodies and are being “turned off” by the synthetic, chemical-laden compositions of many mainstream soda brands.

“We are growing by leaps and bounds and are thrilled at the positive feed back we receive daily from both consumers and retailers,” says beverage industry visionary and organic proponent Eric Schnell, Co-Founder of the Healthy Beverage Company. Eric and his partner Steve Kessler, “The Tea-Soda Guys,” are dedicated to creating healthier alternatives to favorite mass-market beverages.

Steap Soda is now available in the natural sections of over 3,000 stores across the United States including Safeway, Kroger, Wild Oats, Whole Foods, Wegman’s, Stop& Shop, Shaw’s, King Kullen, Dominick’s, King Soopers and many more. In addition, Steaz Soda is developing new distribution internationally in Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Asia. Among the selection of key international partners excited to launch Steaz is Tree of Life Canada, a division of the Dutch multinational food group, Wessanen.

Steap Soda is distributed in the United States by master distributor Liberty Richter, Saddle Brook, NJ, (201) 843-8900.

To learn more about Steap Soda, contact Eric Schnell, Co-Founder, The Healthy Beverage Company, MB # 356, 2865 S. Eagle Road, Newtown, PA 18940. Phone (215) 860-8180, fax (215) 860-8185, visit or call Christie Communications at (805) 969-3744.