DONA

Spice-based tea concentrates and sodas

Company overview

Date Established:
2014
Description:
Spice-based tea concentrates and sodas
Founder:
Founders:
Amy Rothstein
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Headquarters:
Brooklyn. NY
Industry:
Beverage
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about

DONA is a line of spice-based beverages (concentratessodas and tisanes) crafted from the highest quality ingredients and brewed in Brooklyn using a slow-steeping process. DONA pays attention to how the spices taste, where they come from, and how they're sourced - single origin and/or directly traded ingredients is of the utmost importance to DONA Founder, Amy Rothstein, and the DONA team. Committed to sustainability, each week, DONA send 400 gallons of food scraps to McEnroe Organic Farm in Upstate New York to be composted. Responsible for diverting over 20,000 gallons of food from landfills each year, DONA is working towards zero waste brewing by limiting synthetics & single-use plastics in the production process. Small team, small batches slow steeped ensures that each sip of a DONA latte, soda, or Tisane is perfectly balanced and delicious. DONA beverages are offered in a variety of concentrates (masala chai, tumeric; from $24/bottle), tisanes (cardomon mint, elderflower fennel; from $28/pack) and sodas (tumeric honeybush, juniper lime, pink peppercorn lemon; from $24/pack) and are available for purchase at Whole Foods, Amazon and at www.drinkdona.com

founding story

Founder Amy Rothstein came up with the idea for DONA while she was a graduate student in the Food Studies program at New York University (NYU). Spending a lot of time in coffee shops studying and working on projects, she was dissatisfied with the quality of chai offerrings available. Spices and their origins was something Amy had always gravitated towards. 

Bios

Amy Rothstein
Founder

Born and raised in Michigan, Amy Rothstein founded DONA in 2014. It began with Amy's recipe for homemade masala chai that she sold to local cafes in New York City. Since then, DONA’s grown a lot. Staying true to values, DONA is brewed in small batches and uses ingredients that matter. Now, DONA are makers of a full line of beverages, each crafted with thoughtfully sourced spices, herbs & flowers. Amy is grateful that DONA is part of a larger community of female founders and food lovers who want to grow a culture of well-being and build a better food system. 

Products

Dona Masala Chai Concentrate

A barista-approved chai you can make at home. Perfectly spiced and lightly-sweetened. Brewed in small-batches with single origin & direct trade spices. Ground fresh and slow steeped. Notes of organic black tea, green cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorn in every sip. 

Dona Masala Chai Concentrate

$
24.00
Description:

A barista-approved chai you can make at home. Perfectly spiced and lightly-sweetened. Brewed in small-batches with single origin & direct trade spices. Ground fresh and slow steeped. Notes of organic black tea, green cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorn in every sip. 

Details:
Purified water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, green cardamom, organic black tea, molasses, black pepper, cloves, citric acid.
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DONA Turmeric Concentrate

A barista-approved golden latte you can make at home. Perfectly spiced and lightly-sweetened. Brewed in small-batches with single origin & direct trade spices. Ground fresh and slow steeped. Notes of turmeric, pink peppercorn, ginger, allspice, lemongrass, and black pepper in every sip.

DONA Turmeric Concentrate

$
24.00
Description:

A barista-approved golden latte you can make at home. Perfectly spiced and lightly-sweetened. Brewed in small-batches with single origin & direct trade spices. Ground fresh and slow steeped. Notes of turmeric, pink peppercorn, ginger, allspice, lemongrass, and black pepper in every sip.

Details:
Purified water, sugar, ginger, turmeric, pink peppercorn, allspice, lemongrass, black pepper, citric acid.
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DONA Sodas

Fizzy, tastefully sweet & ready to drink. Freshly ground spices, citrus, herbs & flowers, brewed in small batches. No extracts, no flavorings, no shortcuts. Caffeine-free, gluten-free & vegan

Available in three flavors: Juniper Lime, Pink Peppercon, Tumeric Honeybush

DONA Sodas

$
24.00
Description:

Fizzy, tastefully sweet & ready to drink. Freshly ground spices, citrus, herbs & flowers, brewed in small batches. No extracts, no flavorings, no shortcuts. Caffeine-free, gluten-free & vegan

Available in three flavors: Juniper Lime, Pink Peppercon, Tumeric Honeybush

Details:
Juniper Lime with Chamomile & Elderflower: carbonated water, cane sugar, juniper berry, citric acid, chamomile, elderflower, lime oil Pink Peppercorn with Lemon: carbonated water, cane sugar, pink peppercorn, citric acid, lemon peel, colored with elderberry. Turmeric Honeybush with Orange & Black Pepper: carbonated water, cane sugar, turmeric, honey bush, citric acid, black pepper, orange oil.
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DONA Tisanes

Tisanes (ti-zahns), are infusions of single origin + direct trade spices, herbs & fruits made with functional flavors made from real ingredients. Slow-steeped and naturally sweet with no added sugar. Each flavor is a healthful blend of spices, herbs, flowers, & fruit, slow steeped for a refreshing sip.

Available in three flavors that soothe, restore & refresh: Turmeric Cherry, Cardamom Mint, Elderflower Fennel 

 

DONA Tisanes

$
28.00
Description:

Tisanes (ti-zahns), are infusions of single origin + direct trade spices, herbs & fruits made with functional flavors made from real ingredients. Slow-steeped and naturally sweet with no added sugar. Each flavor is a healthful blend of spices, herbs, flowers, & fruit, slow steeped for a refreshing sip.

Available in three flavors that soothe, restore & refresh: Turmeric Cherry, Cardamom Mint, Elderflower Fennel 

 

Details:
Turmeric Cherry with Lemongrass, Hibiscus & Black Pepper (restore): notes of stonefruit, spring flowers, fresh citrus Ingredients: water, cherries, hibiscus, lemongrass, turmeric, black pepper Cardamom Mint with Blueberry & Lemon (refresh): notes of summer berries, cooling menthol, fresh citrus Ingredients: filtered water, blueberries, cardamom, mint, lemon juice Elderflower Fennel with Chamomile & Orange (soothe): notes of sweet licorice, soft vanilla, refreshing citrus Ingredients: filtered water, lemon juice, elderflower, chamomile, orange oil
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DONA Dirty Chai

Chai + cold brew concentrate available in 2 32oz bottles. DONA teamed up with Variety Coffee Roasters in Brooklyn for a limited batch DONA Dirty Chai. Single-origin masala chai concentrate blended with Variety's signature cold brew coffee beans from Guji, Ethiopia. It's DONA, but dirtier with a zing of caffeine. Available only online for a limited time.

DONA Dirty Chai

$
44.00
Description:

Chai + cold brew concentrate available in 2 32oz bottles. DONA teamed up with Variety Coffee Roasters in Brooklyn for a limited batch DONA Dirty Chai. Single-origin masala chai concentrate blended with Variety's signature cold brew coffee beans from Guji, Ethiopia. It's DONA, but dirtier with a zing of caffeine. Available only online for a limited time.

Details:
Purified water, cold brew coffee concentrate, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, green cardamom, organic black tea, molasses, black pepper, cloves, citric acid.
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DONA Zero Waste Spice Dust | Turmeric

Upcycled spices from the brewing process creates a light, aromatic powder to dust over DONA lattes



DONA Zero Waste Spice Dust | Turmeric

$
10.00
Description:

Upcycled spices from the brewing process creates a light, aromatic powder to dust over DONA lattes



Details:
turmeric, ginger, pink peppercorn, lemongrass, black pepper, allspice
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DONA Zero Waste Spice Dust | Masala Chai

Upcycled spices from the brewing process creates a light, aromatic powder to dust over DONA lattes





DONA Zero Waste Spice Dust | Masala Chai

$
10.00
Description:

Upcycled spices from the brewing process creates a light, aromatic powder to dust over DONA lattes





Details:
cinnamon, cardamom, black tea, cloves, black peppercorn
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