Sweet Leaf Tea is spreading great taste throughout the state of California

July 27, 2009, Austin, Texas-Sweet Leaf Tea Company, one of the nation’s fastest-growing makers of organic, all-natural, home-style iced teas and lemonade beverages, announced today that Elyxir Distributing, will be carrying Sweet Leaf Tea into more than 1200 retail stores, restaurants, convenience stores and bars throughout the Monterey Bay area. Elyxir is one of only two major beverage distributors covering the Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties.

David Smith, Co-founder and VP Sales, said, “We continue to seek out distribution partners who appreciate our passion for making the best tasting, highest quality beverages for our consumers.” The partnership with Elyxir is one of many recent new distributor agreements helping fans across the country find Sweet Leaf Tea on shelves and in coolers.

About Sweet Leaf Tea

Sweet Leaf Tea is one of the fastest-growing beverage companies in the United States. The company was founded in 1998 by Clayton Christopher, then 25, when he couldn’t find a bottle of iced tea that tasted like the delicious, homemade tea his grandmother used to make for him when he was growing up in Beaumont, Texas. Shortly thereafter, Christopher’s childhood friend, David Smith, joined the company and the two began production using pillow cases as tea bags and brewing their homespun tea in 50-gallon crawfish pots. Made from all-natural ingredients, including purified water, pure cane sugar and high-quality organic tea leaves, Sweet Leaf Tea is made and brewed based on Clayton’s grandmother’s recipe and technique. Sweet Leaf Tea, which is available in 10 classic iced-tea flavors and three lemonade flavors, is available nationwide through Kroger, Safeway and at natural and specialty food stores including Whole Foods, where five of its flavors are Whole Foods’ top five sellers. For more information, please visit www.sweetleaftea.com