NEW YORK – July 6, 2015 – T42, a ready to drink line of USDA Certified Organic teas, is being distributed to gourmet markets, supermarkets and natural food stores by Island Natural in the New York City Metro Area, and by G. Housen in Vermont, Western Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.
Each bottle of T42 is brewed without preservatives or GMO’s. The gluten-free product is available in 11 flavors including black, green, and white teas, which retail between $1.59 and $1.99.
“We are thrilled to bring T42’s critically acclaimed teas to consumers in the Metro New York area,” said Maurice Hakim, President of Teacrest Corporation, which produces T42. “There is an increasing preference for great tasting tea that is expertly brewed with only natural ingredients. T42 fulfills this need in the market.”
Paul Burstyn, President of Island Natural adds “The combination of good taste, organic, and great value is proving to be very successful for T42 and us in the New York Metro market.”
Hakim is a second generation tea man. He learned the trade from his father, who first made a name for himself as a young man in Shidzoka, the tea center of Japan, to then become the most prominent tea importer in the USA. Teacrest’s experience in blending, and brewing teas from around the world continues a great tradition that started in 1932.
About Teacrest Founder Maurice Hakim
Maurice Hakim played an integral part in the bulk importation of black teas with Hakim Tea Corporation of America where he managed multi-million dollar corporate sales accounts including Lipton, Tetley, Nestlé and Red Rose. Hakim earned his BA at Wesleyan University and MBA at the NYU Graduate School of Business Administration.