A Family Tradition

In every family, there’s a taste that evokes the most profound memories. That’s what my Nani’s iced tea is to me. Growing up, my grandmother was the closest person to me and the memory of me standing next to her, helping make this tea literally launched this company.

Steeped in History

Nani was a Sicilian immigrant and an incredible cook.
In the warmer months, she would ask me to go outside and pick a handful of mint. Then, back in the kitchen, I would watch her add the sugar, cut the lemons, and into the refrigerator it went to chill for dinner.

I was blessed to be able to recreate that love and share it with you. I began bottling in 2013, but just as things were taking off, my bottler closed. I had another brief run in 2017, but also more bottling challenges. Thankfully, I’m stubborn like my grandmother and never gave up on finding a way to bring the tea back. She gifted it to me, as a way to continue looking after me and my family and I couldn't walk away.  

Thank you for loving this tea. Your incredible support and patience has brought Nani’s back to market, and I am excited to share it with you once again. I am so grateful for your patience, your support and your loyalty!

About Us

I was finally encouraged to create my own bottling space right here in downtown Albany. It’s a dream to be able to bottle my grandmother's tea a few minutes away from where my grandparents lived and raised their family and owned their own small business, Rosano's Bakery.

I met Ed and Lisa Mitzen after three plus years of getting turned down for grants and loans. Their team at Business for Good helped me secure the capital to purchase my machinery, and I couldn’t be more thankful.

What that means for you is that there will never be another interruption in production. We’re able to make the tea right here in Albany and get it directly onto the shelves and into your refrigerators and cupholders and bellies :)

We’re so excited to announce that our tea is back on the market after five plus years! Your support, patience, and love mean everything! Please look for Nani’s Iced Tea in our old favorite spots and visit new locations as we grow.  

Moving forward, I will post where we will be doing tastings! Please follow us on social media for updates, general info, and please share in our support for other local small businesses in the Capital Region.

The two Marias, Nani, and me

Thank you to our valued local businesses throughout the Capital Region who continue to support this dream:

• 518 Pallette Food Truck
Cardona's Market Latham and Albany
• Albany Distilling Co. Bar & BottleShop
• Andrew's Burger Shed
.Fred the Butcher Slingerlands / Halfmoon
.The Roosevelt Room Troy
• Bread Basket Bakery Saratoga Springs
• Christies on the Lake George
• DeFazio’s Pizzeria Troy
• Delmar Marketplace
• Eddie F's Clifton Park
• Emack and Bolios Albany
• Famiglias Deli Lake George
• Fat Paulie’s Deli Saratoga Springs
• Hattie's Restaurants
• Honest Weight Food CoOp Albany
Saratoga Broadway Deli
.Wired Coffee Saratoga Springs

• Jack Barry's American Pub Lake George
• La Gioias Italian Deli Schenectady
. Healthy Living Market Saratoga Springs
. Prime at the Plaza Albany
• Miranda's Deli Albany
• Mr. Bumbles Cafe Albany
• Pablo's Burrito Cantina Lake George
• Franklin Square Market Saratoga Springs
• Fiorello's Deli Albany
• Ragonese Imports Albany
• Primal Stuyvesant Plaza
• Deli and Brew Troy
• The Apple Barrel Schoharie
• Vendor Square Delmar
• Wizard Burger Albany
Harvest Smokehouse at Golden Harvest Farms
.Ray's Helova Deli Lake George

Please continue to check back here as we grow and add more locations and ASK for us in your favorite places!
We are proudly distributed by DeCrescente Distributing Company, a fourth generation local business.