Our guest on episode No. 3 is Dan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Tiesta Tea. He and his fellow co-founder started the company with the mission of creating functional, loose-leaf tea blends that are affordable, accessible and understandable. Tiesta Tea has been recognized by the biggest news outlets including Inc., Forbes, ABC and FOX, and is available in tons of places like Target, Costco, Safeway and on Amazon. Perhaps the most impressive part is that Dan is just getting started — he’s just 30 years old. Join our host Brian Burkhart as he chats with Dan about tea, total transparency, teaming up with Chicago’s beloved Chance The Rapper and helping those who need it most.
:31 — “Gateway to the World”
2:17 — The tea tasted ‘round the country
4:45 — Meet me in Prague
10:22 — From bootlegger to business owner
11:41 — No. 1 and 2 on the mound
13:04 — Jimmy John’s founder: It’s all about the hustle
15:24 — Why can’t tea be more fun?
17:37 — YUM: Fruity Pebbles, Maui Mango and Blueberry Wild Child
18:46 — Getting noticed is nice…and scary
21:35 — Here comes a baby!
23:14 — Time is of the essence, and there’s not enough of it
24:39 — The smells and drudgery of getting on an airplane
26:46 — You gotta be a sponge
29:07 — Student of the game
34:06 — Once you’re in the door, step on the gas
37:01 — A whole new level of transparency
39:31 — “Spread The Warmth” with Chance The Rapper
45:08 — Living Well Project: Building water wells in Africa goes a LONG way
55:06 — What’s next? More stores, more philanthropy
57:41 — Being able to tap into human side of business so well is rare
58:30 — Join the movement