by Michael dEstries
Categories: Eats
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Remember when John McCain’s campaign manager blasted Barack Obama for drinking organic honest tea? It was an early indication of how ridiculous the McCain campaign would become — and a weak attempt to label the now-President as “elitist”.

Well, Obama is still a fan of Honest Tea — and has taken that love to the White House. According to MSNBC, “the refrigerators are stocked with the president’s favorite organic brew, Honest Tea, in Mr. Obama’s preferred flavors of Black Forest Berry and Green Dragon.”

You may be saying, “Eh, so what?” — but we champion any company that works the sustainable angle and champions social responsibility. It’s great to see such a brand make its way into the White House.

Check out the full article on how Obama is changing the most famous residence in America here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Alex

    Too bad they’re 1/3 owned by Coca-Cola and being bought out by them more and more each year.

    It might be organic, but that doesn’t make it socially responsible. Look behind the label!

  • VeggieTart

    I’m a Citrus Energy Green Tea gal all the way. Big fan of Honest Tea, as I’ve said before. And they’re based in Bethesda, Maryland, which is just outside Washington, DC, so they’re a local company.

  • jamie lynn

    i hope they’re recycling all the bottles…

  • erin

    At least they’re glass and not plastic.

    I admit when I’m out and about I’ve bought one once or twice and they’re goooood. but i try to make tea at home and bring it out with me (sun tea is best!) but better than diet cokes or some crap! :)

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  • VeggieTart

    Erin, they do have varieties in (recyclable) plastic bottles, but that’s because there are places where you can’t take glass bottles. Not to mention plastic is lighter to ship.

  • Elaine Vigneault

    I just drank one of those today :)

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