Mariko Sparkling Green Tea was founded by in 2012 by Christine McAndrew. Inspired by recent studies into green tea’s wide ranging health benefits, Christine worked with food technologists at The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) for two years to perfect their unique brewing method. The result is a delicious sparkling green tea that is exceptionally high in the naturally occurring EGCG, a powerhouse antioxidant believed to have myriad health benefits. In addition to Mariko Sparkling Green Tea, Christine is founder of Pure Glan Food Ltd, which has been providing fresh food service to national and secondary schools for over a decade.