A family-owned business, Ti Tonics has naturally evolved along with the thinking of owners James and Tracey; but the mission has always stayed true to its roots – to make health-inspiring, amazing beverages – first for fellow kiwis and then for the world. The story began in 2008 when Tracey and James met two inspiring plant scientists/researchers who really crystallized for them the biochemistry behind the relationship between sugar and metabolic disorder.
James is a native New Zealander (of Maori descent) and had seen first hand the growth and consequences of diabetes amongst indigenous people. He did not want to sit back and watch the cycle continue. Having lost his father to type two diabetes, he wanted to create a range of drinks that actually did some good while refreshing; as opposed to the abundance of “high in sugar with no nutritional or metabolic value” beverages that were on the market. Together with Tracey and in collaboration with that same great scientific team, they developed what would go on to be an award-winning range of antioxidant-rich, low-sugar tea drinks – Ti Tonics.
In 2016, we took the plunge to move our young family to the United States, to support the newest and greatest range ever of Ti Tonics. We hope you’ll love them as much as we do!