Chaga
Tea

Tupper Lake, NY

Birch Boys Chaga

Background

Founded in 2016 by Garrett Kopp while a sophomore at Clarkson University. The chaga and reishi are sourced in the Adirondacks and sustainably harvested, ground and packaged in Tupper Lake. Similarly, their chaga lotion is produced by an operation in the Potsdam area using Birch Boys chaga, and the tinctures are produced by a farm in another area of New York State.

Initial Contact and Pitch Session

Referral from the Reh Center at Clarkson.

Investment

To start an initial loan for $10,000 to help fund the purchase of a tea bag making machine plus significant investment in time and mentoring from Point Positive and additional resources. Birch Boys has since raised $75,000 in convertible debt.

Job Creation and Benefits

Five Employees plus a network of chug harvesters.  Pride in helping young entrepreneurs and using a local sustainable resource to scale a business. Company growth in online sales, new production facility in Tupper Lake with Main Street retail space and purchase orders from Wegmans and Price Chopper. 

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Melinda L. Little, Coordinator
PO Box 1281, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
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Phone: (518) 354-0202