A fun, healthy and nonalcoholic beverage that is naturally energizing with a base of camellia sinensis tea leaves. We use a whole leaf brewing technology so not only are you getting a great-tasting beverage, but you are also benefiting from the antioxidants, amino acids, omegas and slow-release polyphenol naturally occurring in tea.
Lightly carbonated and available in four unique varieties. Sarilla is adding a modern twist to the RTD tea category with this ground-breaking flavor profile coupled with a unique impact where we source our tea, in Rwanda.
2. What's up with the gorilla?
Our founder lived in Rwanda for almost a year and her life was forever changed. She had the great opportunity to spend time in the jungle with the endangered Virunga Mountain Gorillas. These majestic animals teach us to live fearlessly and to harness the power of nature. When you travel with us to Rwanda on our Crop to Cup Tour, you also can sign up for a Gorilla Trek.
3. What is the connection to Rwanda?
The primary ingredients we use in Sarilla - white, black, silver and green teas - are sourced directly from Rwanda. East African tea is rising in popularity due to the prime growing climate and premium quality. Our founder has been developing relationships with the people of Rwanda since 2007.
4. Why is it energizing?
The camellia sinensis tea plant offers a host of functional benefits and offers one of the best caffeine qualities available. The caffeine in tea contains L-theanine, an important amino acid.
While we do not claim to cure or prevent any diseases, or guarantee exceptional mental clarity and physical stamina, there are many online resources that document the valuable plant properties.
5. How is this different than other cold tea drinks?
Unlike many teas in a bottle, Sarilla is made using real tea leaves which have been grown without pesticides and minimally processed. This provides the best flavor and the most health benefits. We do not use tea concentrates or tea powders. All of the Sarilla flavors are made without refined sugars and are low calorie, with very few ingredients but just enough to provide a unique and modern spin on what you thought iced tea was supposed to taste like. We won a SOFI award for best new RTD beverage in their coffee and tea category. This is a blind tasting conducted by foodies and beverage experts around the country. Even "non tea drinkers" claim this is their favorite new drinks!
6. How much caffeine is in Sarilla?
Depending on the variety of tea and our steeping method (cold steep extracts more caffeine), it ranges from 49-88 mg per can. Many people do not realize that tea leaves contain more caffeine than coffee (in the plant itself) and the outcome has many variables. We get regular feedback that people do not experience a "crash and burn" effect from our drinks like they sometimes do with coffee, soda or energy drinks.
We have 4 new flavors ready to roll out this summer of 2022 and will include botanical based non-caffeinated options, made with herbs grown using regenerative farming practices on our very own Ubuzima Healing Garden Farm in Rwanda.
7. Where can I buy it?
Sarilla is available throughout the United States. If you are a retail customer you can find it in many grocery stores, coops and local markets, as well as Amazon and through our website www.DrinkSarilla.com. If it is your first time we can provide you with free shipping or a coupon code. Check our Where to Buy map for a store near you or please use this form to request Sarilla from your favorite local store.
If you are a retailer, please send us a message and we can set up delivery through one of our distributors like UNFI or KeHE, or through an online platform like Faire.com which provides free shipping for a year when you sign up through our referral link. Thank you!
8. Where can I try it on draft?
Sarilla Tea on Tap™ is coming back, after a 2+ year hiatus due to the pandemic. We are so excited to start distributing this 0% alcohol keg any day. Contact us to find a local source, or to have a keg shipped to you or your favorite local brewery! Sara@DrinkSarilla.com
9. How can I sell Sarilla in my place of business?
Please email Sara@DrinkSarilla.com for a wholesale account set up form (new website coming soon will provide you with access to our Wholesale Portal - yay!