(AP) A tea-making company that’s been making tea since the 1930s plans to build an electric tea-kettle to power its operations.
Rishi Tea LLC, which has its headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to start a new production facility in southern Louisiana, the company announced Wednesday.
The project will produce about 5 million cups of tea annually, according to the announcement.
The tea company, based in Tulsa’s downtown area, will produce its tea through a solar generator, which will produce electricity.
The generator is expected to generate enough power to power a 200-watt home for five years, Rishi Tea CEO Dave Williams said.
The company’s first tea kettle was manufactured in 1933 and has been powered since then by the sun and the wind.