Jordin Sparks, Laverne Cox, and More Attend the Owl’s Brew Tea Party

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Owl’s Brew, the leader in tea-based spiked and sparkling beverages is thrilled to announce that Jeannie Mai, Emmy-Award winning host and anti-trafficking activist, will be joining the team as Chief Brand Officer, assisting with new product innovations and overall brand strategy. 

Owl’s Brew Boozy Tea!  Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea

Co-founded by tea experts, Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, committed to making beverages the right way (or some might say the old-fashioned way), with real ingredients and slow processes, Owl’s Brew insists on using real ingredients not “Natural Flavors” so that all the benefits associated with tea and botanicals are preserved and enjoyed.

Like most consumers, Jeannie stumbled across Owl’s Brew at her local Whole Foods while on a mission to find a boozy beverage that wasn’t chock-full of artificial sweeteners and flavorings (check out the ingredients). Jeannie was instantly hooked and became a fan of Boozy Tea’s refreshing flavor, and the benefits from its organic, antioxidant-rich ingredients.  

Laverne Cox and Jordin Sparks attend the Jeannie Mai x Owls Brew Boozy Tea Party at The Wheelhouse on July 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

 “I found my love for tea at an early age. Growing up, I learned how to brew my own concoctions of herbs and leaves when I was under the weather. I’m an avid tea drinker, but I had never experienced anything like Owl’s Brew before.  It’s delicious—and doesn’t taste artificial, unlike most canned adult drinks,” said Jeannie Mai. “I started researching the brand and was so excited to see that it was female-founded. I immediately reached out to the co-founders to get involved. I am so thrilled about joining the company and partnering with Jennie and Maria.”

The host of “THE REAL” and ABC’s “HOLEY MOLEY” has been vocal about her obsession with Owl’s Brew, posting about the Boozy Tea on her Instagram @thejeanniemai to her 2.4M followers and dishing all about its great taste on her new web series “Hello Hunnay.”

Co Founder Jennie Ripps and Jeannie Mai. (Photo Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

“We are so happy to welcome Jeannie and her invaluable perspective to the Owl’s Brew family,” said Jennie Ripps, co-founder and CEO of Owl’s Brew. “Jeannie is incredibly passionate about tea and is entrepreneurial and creative.  We collaborated to identify a holistic and inclusive role for her at Owl’s Brew.”  

“This is going to be a big year for Owl’s Brew and the hard tea seltzer category,” Maria Littlefield, co-founder and COO said. “We are growing rapidly and expanding into new markets like Georgia, Texas, and Florida, early this year.  We are thrilled to have Jeannie on board during this exciting time and know she’s going to be an integral part of our success in 2021.” 

Photo Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Founded in 2015 by friends Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield, Owl’s Brew was built from a shared passion for tea.  Previous to Owl’s Brew, the two had founded Brew Lab Tea (2010), first crafting tea programs and then eventually tea cocktail programs for some of NYC’s top restaurants.  The founders’ expertise developing cocktails with tea as a primary ingredient got them thinking—why not create a boozy line based around tea and botanicals?

Fast forward to today, Owl’s Brew’s hand-crafted freshly brewed Boozy Tea is available across the country in major retailers like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Total Wine, GoPuff, and more. For more information on the partnership, follow their journey on Instagram via @theowlsbrew and @thejeanniemai, or visit

Besides the beverages being insanely delicious, and healthy, Owl’s Brew also supports empowering women. Wise Women Collective is a community-based program developed by Owl’s Brew’s founders. As a female-led organization, the brand recognized that women’s voices are important. Only 4% of women are CEOs, brewmasters or salespeople, in the beverage industry. In an effort to give back to the incredible community that has surrounded and supported the brand, and amplify their impact, they’ve launched the Wise Women Collective. WWC is an inclusive program centered around women supporting women. Through this platform, they support local and national women’s initiatives and charities, they support community building programs and education, and we promote conversation and celebration.

Guests such as Kandee Johnson, (Shade Room Founder Angie Nwandu), Judith Nwandu, Angela Rye, and others attend the Jeannie Mai x Owls Brew Boozy Tea Party at The Wheelhouse on July 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Skip the Rose this summer and choose a Boozy Tea, hard tea seltzer, by Owl’s Brew. Owl’s Brew uses traditional methods in order to craft their five unique, refreshing and delicious flavors like Darjeeling Tea & Hibiscus Flowers (a recent gold medal winner).  Owl’s Brew fresh-brews all of its products using 100% real organic tea and botanicals, steeps in large kettles (think your morning cuppa tea x 100) and finishes them off with real fruit juice and in some cases, a splash of real cane sugar. All Boozy Tea styles are made with real ingredients, are gluten free and vegan, and spiked to 4.8% ABV.