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Iced tea that is cool, sexy, refreshing

If you ask Evy Chen of Tea Cuvee, cold-brew iced tea is the new sexy drink du jour. “Normally, tea is a little boring,” says the 25-year-old entrepreneur, but she has high hopes of changing the image of this ancient beverage.

Chen, who was raised in Fujian, a Southeast Chinese province known for its tea production, is a wisp of a girl, stylishly dressed, with a smart pixie cut. She pitches her brand so confidently, you can imagine her holding her own against the panel on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” In fact, to begin her business, she won a college competition and her not-quite one-year-old company was already awarded first place at the North American Tea Championship earlier this year for best ready-to-drink oolong iced tea.

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