Tradewinds to Unveil Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea at NACS

LAS VEGAS — Tradewinds®, a company inspired by a family tradition of slow-brewing sweet tea, will unveil its new flavorful line of island teas at the upcoming National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) tradeshow: Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea, inspired by the music and lifestyle of singer songwriter, Jimmy Buffett. Tradewinds® has partnered with Margaritaville Holdings, LLC to create a line of premium, tropical-flavored island teas that are refreshing, great- tasting and made with natural flavors and natural sweeteners. The five unique flavors that will be offered nationally include: Pineapple Coconut White Tea, Tropical Citrus Green Tea, Peach Mango Black Tea, Strawberry Lime Black Tea, and Paradise Punch Hibiscus Tea.

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The NACS tradeshow will be the first industry showcase where Tradewinds® will officially announce their exclusive partnership with the leading escapism lifestyle brand, Margaritaville. This new line of island teas will give consumers a refreshing taste of paradise: perfectly crafted iced teas blended with authentic, tropical fruit flavors. The bottle structure even features a unique proprietary design inspired by Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville, and the beautiful islands of the Caribbean. Tradewinds® invites attendees to taste its new flavors, which contain no artificial sweeteners, a range of 0-4% real juice, and only 120 calories per 18.5 –ounce single-serve bottle.

“Island Tea is a truly unique concept in the RTD tea category. Both Tradewinds and Jimmy Buffett stand for relaxation, escapism and just kicking back and having a good time!” said Julia Balakrishnan, Associate Marketing Manager of Tradewinds®. “Each flavor tells a different story that is inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s lifestyle, as well as provides our consumers with a naturally flavored beverage option without sacrificing the refreshing, tropical taste they’re craving.”

The 2014 NACS show will take place from October 7-10, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, located at 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109. Tradewinds® will be exhibiting at the Nestle Waters North America booth #1829. Tradewinds® Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea will be available at major national retailers and convenient store chains at a suggested retail price of $1.39 – $1.59. For more information on Tradewinds®, visit For more details about the NACS show, go to


Tradewinds® offers a variety of high-quality, refreshing and enjoyable iced teas: Tradewinds® Slow Brewed Iced Tea and soon to launch Tradewinds® Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea. For more information on all Tradewinds® products, please visit


Inspired by the lyrics and philosophy of Jimmy Buffett, the leading lifestyle brand is comprised of restaurants, retail shops, consumer products, casinos, resorts, vacation ownership and a national radio station on SiriusXM. Margaritaville delivers an experience where consumers can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite vacation destination, whatever their latitude. Margaritaville is more than a product or a place, it’s a state of mind.