Our Story

China Mist Brands was the first in the foodservice industry to introduce gourmet fresh-brewed iced tea, and in 2008 proudly took the lead in introducing a super premium RTD (ready-to-drink) tea called China Mist® Pure Bottled Organic Tea.

China Mist® Iced Tea

China Mist Brands, The Iced Tea Specialists since 1982, manufactures and distributes specialty iced tea for the foodservice industry from Scottsdale, Arizona. Providing specialty iced tea in a variety of flavors and an unbeatable service aspect, are what make China Mist Iced Tea a tea-riffic choice for any quality foodservice establishment.

China Mist began when co-founders John Martinson and Dan Schweiker began packaging tea from Martinson's garage and distributing it themselves around the state. After mixing and tasting thousands of different tea and leaf combinations, they came up with the perfect combination for black tea known as China Mist Traditional™. With over sixteen flavor blends regularly made in the 17,000 sq. feet warehouse in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Martinson's family garage is back to storing cars instead of tea.

With so many guests requesting China Mist Iced Tea from various foodservice establishments and from our corporate headquarters, we decided to package our teas for retail to better serve our guests' needs. In April 2005, we launched the sale of China Mist Iced Tea in beautifully packaged retail boxes for guests to brew their favorite iced teas anytime, anywhere!

China Mist® Leaves Pure Teas Hot Teas

China Mist acquired Leaves Pure Teas Hot Teas in 1999, opening the tea arsenal to a variety of whole-leaf loose, loose leaf sachet and tea bag hot teas in a variety of tea blends and flavors from around the world to satisfy any tea palate.

We thank you for your continued business and support and appreciate your comments. If you have a story to share, a comment or a suggestion, please send it to marketing@chinamist.com

CMB manufactures and distributes specialty iced tea for the foodservice industry from Scottsdale, Arizona. China Mist Brands are distributed internationally and available for retail sale through this website. For more information on China Mist Brands call 800.292.8807 or email us at info@chinamist.com