Fequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between tea and Yerba Mate?

Yerba Mate is considered to have, not only the health benefits of tea, but also the strength of coffee, and the feel-good euphoria of chocolate. While yerba mate and tea have many similar benefits, many consider the former as the healthier drink of choice.

What is an antioxidant?

Antioxidants are substances found in foods and beverages that defend the body against cell-damaging, unstable molecules known as free radicals and stop the destructive process of oxidation. 

Do vitamins deteriorate in water?

Water soluble vitamins lose potency while sitting in water or exposed to moisture. Additionally, vitamins suffer degradation while they are exposed to UV rays, oxygen and heat. The loss is greater when the vitamin contents are spread across the full contents of bottled beverages. The broader the surface area, the greater the exposure. In sharp contrast, Tea of a Kind’s antioxidant vitamin C is stored in the VesslTM closure, which limits exposure to the elements, and VesslTM makes use of opaque plastic and a UV blocker in its cap. Each of the differences in the VesslTM cap are designed to enhance the longevity of shelf-life and therefore increase potency at time of consumption. By introducing the vitamins only seconds or minutes from actual consumption, it optimizes the effectiveness of the nutrient-rich ingredients.

How does the cap work?

Vessl™ is a closure (i.e. bottle cap) that stores fresh ingredients inside a nitrogen-pressurized, oxygen-depleted chamber.  This keeps the ingredients sealed and fresh without preservatives, protects them from oxidation, and prevents harmful exposure to UV light.  When the Vessl™ closure is twisted, the ingredients are propelled from the chamber and instantly mix with the liquid inside the bottle. 

How did Tea of a Kind originate?

Gizmo Beverages, Inc. was formed in July of 2011 with the intent to license and commercialize the Vessl™ technology.  Gizmo’s Founder, Walter Apodaca, was a 25-year veteran of the beverages industry, and believed the technology needed a commercial application to demonstrate a successful proof-of-concept.  By August 2012, Gizmo had introduced a ready-to-drink line of iced teas called “Tea of a Kind.™” A few weeks later, Tea of a Kind was named the best ready-to-drink tea or coffee at the American Beverage Association’s annual trade show, InterBev.

Are the bottles BPA free and recyclable?

All Tea of a Kind bottles, including the caps, are BPA free and 100% recyclable.

Where can the expiration date be found on a bottle of Tea of a Kind?

The expiration date for the bottle can be found stamped on the bottom of the bottle.

Does Tea of a Kind need to be refrigerated?

Tea of a Kind does not need to be refrigerated prior to opening, but who doesn’t enjoy a bottle of nice cold iced tea? Once opened, the bottle needs to be refrigerated.

How long can I enjoy Tea of a Kind after opening?

Tea of a Kind should be refrigerated after opening and consumed within 48 hours after firing the cap.

What type of water is used to produce Tea of a Kind?

Tea of a Kind uses Reverse Osmosis water in every bottle of Tea of a Kind.

Are there artificial sweeteners or preservatives?

Tea of a Kind contains only natural ingredients, so NO artificial sweeteners, NO artificial coloring, and NO preservatives! Tea of a Kind is also non-GMO, gluten-free, lactose-free and ZERO sodium. Each of our natural varieties are sweetened with stevia and monk fruit, both of which are sugar substitutes that are natural. 

Which varieties include caffeine?

Tea of a Kind comes in nine (9) different varieties. All varieties have 20 mg of natural caffeine per bottle (except Unsweetened Black, which has 30 mg per bottle). There is no added caffeine in Tea of a Kind.

Where can I find a Bottle of Tea of a Kind?

Tea of a Kind is expanding retail availability to include major retail and convenience stores. You can find a Tea of a Kind by using our store locator or on Amazon.